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Johnson scores in overtime, gives Kings 3-2 win over Flyers

In Mike Richards‘ return to the City of Brotherly Love, the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in overtime. The win was the second for the Kings this season while Philly’s record now stands at 3-0-1.

Danny Briere scored a powerplay goal early in the first period to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead against Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan Quick. The goal was Briere’s first of the season.

The Kings responded with a goal from Justin Williams 11 minutes and 29 seconds into the period to tie the game up. The score would stay locked at one goal a piece until Williams scored again with less than eight minutes to go in the third period.

Flyers defenseman Matt Carle untied the score less than a minute later after receiving a pass from James van Riemsdyk. The powerplay tally evened the score at 2-2, a tie that wouldn’t be broken before the end of regulation.

In overtime, the Kings converted on a four-on-three powerplay to win their only meeting with the Flyers this season. Richards found Kings defenseman Jack Johnson down low and Johnson redirected the puck past Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.

Bryzgalov finished the game with 23 saves while Quick stopped 32 shots.

Photo by Nick LaRosa (iPhone 4)

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One comment on “Johnson scores in overtime, gives Kings 3-2 win over Flyers

  1. Great capsule of this game!

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