NHL: Kevin Fiala lifts Kings over Flyers in OT
Kevin Fiala scored at 1:09 of overtime to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-3 victory over the host Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.
Fiala also had an assist, while Anze Kopitar scored two goals and Samuel Fagemo contributed one goal for the Kings.
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Kings goaltender Pheonix Copley made 28 saves.
James van Riemsdyk had one goal and one assist for the Flyers, who dropped their third home game in a row.
Wade Allison and Rasmus Ristolainen contributed one goal apiece.
Ivan Provorov chipped in with two assists.
Flyers goaltender Carter Hart stopped 34 shots.
The Flyers went ahead 1-0 at 5:50 of the first period when van Riemsdyk received a crisp pass from Owen Tippett and sent the puck past Copley.
The Kings soon earned a power play and scored four seconds in at 9:21 when Kopitar connected after Los Angeles had won a faceoff.
It didn’t take long for the Flyers to regain a 2-1 advantage as Allison skated in and scored on the second chance at 10:27.
Kopitar’s second goal, this one at 11:40, came when he capitalized on a pass from behind the goal from Quinton Byfield to equalize at 2-2. It was Kopitar’s third multi-goal game of the season.
Tony DeAngelo was open in front at 9:10 of the second, but his shot was denied by Copley.
The Flyers stayed aggressive, and Ristolainen scored on the backhand at 10:37 for a 3-2 lead.
Alex Iafallo fired a shot on goal at 15:25, but Hart cut off the angle for the save.
The Kings then tied the game at 3 when Fagemo took advantage of a Flyers turnover by DeAngelo and ripped a wrist shot into the net at 18:36.
The game became quite chippy at 8:16 of the third as a number of players on both teams became entangled after a couple of scoring chances by the Kings.
The Flyers had scoring opportunities by Allison and Scott Laughton in the final minute of regulation but couldn’t convert.
–Field Level Media
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