The Philadelphia Flyers (20-21-7) play host to the Los Angeles Kings (26-17-6) at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday. Los Angeles is coming off a 2-1 win over the Blackhawks on Sunday, ending a three-game losing streak.
Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored the only goals, finding the net twice for the Kings. Pheonix Copley had a great performance with 18 saves (.947%) in the win.
Philadelphia fell 5-3 to the Jets on Sunday. Kevin Hayes was the leading goal scorer for the Flyers, netting twice. Felix Sandstrom only had 25 saves on 29 shots against (.862%) in the loss.
HEAD TO HEAD
The Flyers won the first meeting between the teams this season, a 4-2 victory in December. Scott Laughton, Owen Tippett, and Noah Cates each had two points (1G 1A) to lead Philadelphia. Adrian Kempe and Phillip Danault were on the scoresheet for Los Angeles. Samuel Ersson got the win, saving 27 of 29 shots (.931%).
Los Angeles is averaging 3.16 goals per game for the season, 16th in the NHL, and they are taking on a Flyers team that is allowing 3.21 goals a game (18th).
Meanwhile, Philadelphia has found the net 2.77 times a game on average, 26th in the league, and the Kings are allowing opponents to score 3.39 goals per game (23rd).
The Kings’ 24.40% power play percentage ranks eighth in the league, while the Flyers are 27th with a conversion rate of 16.89%. While efficient on the power play, Los Angeles has been less impressive at penalty killing, as the away team owns the league’s fifth-lowest PK% at 73.65%. Philadelphia’s 76.98% ranks 19th in the NHL.
With 49 points this season, Kevin Fiala is the top skater for the Kings. He has 16 goals and 33 assists in 49 games. In the net, Copley (12-3-0) is Los Angeles’ top goaltender by goals against average. He has a 2.92 GAA and a .894% save percentage.
Jonathan Quick (8-11-4) leads the Kings in games played in goal. He has a GAA of 3.34 and a save percentage of .884%. Travis Konecny leads the Flyers in scoring with 49 points.
He has 24 goals and 25 assists in 42 games. Carter Hart (14-14-6) is the top goalie for Philadelphia with a goals against average of 2.94. He has a save percentage of .909%.
HOME AND AWAY
Los Angeles is 12-8-4 on the road this season. Philadelphia is 10-12-1 at Wells Fargo Center this season.
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