32 Riley Cote -- 36 Darroll Powe -- 24 Josh Gratton
(Lasse Kukkonen and Luca Sbisa are available)
44 Kimmo Timonen -- 23 Ossi Vaananen
5 Braydon Coburn -- 25 Matt Carle
41 Andrew Alberts -- 6 Randy Jones
30 Antero Nittymaki (possible starter)
43 Martin Biron
2 Derian Hatcher (right knee damage) is on injured reserve.
12 Simon Gagne suffered a mild right shoulder strain and is expected to miss approximately seven-to-10 days from December 31. There is a chance he could return tonight.
15 Joffrey Lupul suffered a lower body injury January 2 and is not expected to play tonight.
28 Claude Giroux suffered a bruise and cut near his eye January 2 and will be a game-time decision.
36 Darroll Powe has a lower body injury. He is listed as possible for tonight.
45 Arron Asham has a knee injury and he was placed on the injured list prior to the Anaheim game, January 2.
48 Danny Briere will not play tonight. His status thereafter is uncertain. He is eligible to return to the lineup after being placed on LTIR December 16 retroactive to December 3. He was expected to miss 4-5 weeks from December 3.
FLYERS' ROSTER: Forwards:
# Player Height Weight DOB Age Birthplace
45 Arron Asham 5' 11" 205 Apr 13, 1978 30 Portage La Prairie, MB, CAN
48 Danny Briere 5' 10" 179 Oct 6, 1977 31 Gatineau, QC, CAN
17 Jeff Carter 6' 3" 200 Jan 1, 1985 23 London, ON, CAN
32 Riley Cote 6' 2" 220 Mar 16, 1982 26 Winnipeg, MB, CAN
12 Simon Gagne "A" 6' 0" 195 Feb 29, 1980 28 Ste. Foy, QC, CAN
28 Claude Giroux 5' 11" 172 Jan 12, 1988 20 Hearst, ON, CAN
Flyers-Kings' Series History: Current and Miscellaneous:
All-time W-L-T-OTL record: The Flyers lead 79-35-16-1. The Flyers have won the last two games and are 6-1-0-0 in the last seven games. The Kings last won in this series October 21, 2003, in Los Angeles
All-time W-L-T-OTL home record: The Flyers lead 41-14-8-1 and are 8-0-0-1 in the last nine games played at Philadelphia. The Kings last won in Philly March 23, 2000.
All-time W-L-T-OTL road record: The Flyers lead 38-21-8-0. The Flyers have won four of the last five played at LA.
Terry Sawchuk surrendered five goals in 40 minutes the first time he faced the Flyers.
October 14, 1967 -- The teams met for the first time and Los Angeles prevailed 4-2 in the Long Beach (CA) Arena in the first ever regular season home game for the Kings (the Fabulous Forum was not fully operational until December 1967) LA trailed 2-0 in the first period but rallied for three third period goals to win. The Kings held a 31-11 shots advantage after two periods but trailed 2-1. Doug Favell made 34 saves in the loss while Wayne Rutledge faced just 16 shots.
November 26, 1967 -- The teams met in Philadelphia for the first time and the Flyers trounced the Kings 7-2 to take sole possession of first place in the West. Seven different Flyers scored.
December 8, 1967 -- Doug Favell made 24 saves and the Flyers recorded a 3-0 shutout victory in the Los Angeles Sports Arena. The teams combined for just one minor penalty -- Joe Watson -- still a Flyers' team record (through the end of 2008).
December 30, 1967 -- In the first NHL game played at Jack Kent Cooke's Fabulous Forum, the Flyers' Doug Favell made 25 saves and blanked the Kings 2-0 in a nationally televised Saturday afternoon affair. Ed Hoekstra (1-1-2) scored the first goal in the building. Clarence Campbell dropped the ceremonial opening faceoff. The building cost $16 million and 14,000 was the announced attendance. It was the fourth facility in four meetings between these teams. The game started inauspiciously as the singer who was flown in from Canada to sing "O, Canada," and who was introduced by Canadian-born actor Lorne Greene of Bonanza TV fame, slipped on the ice and fell.
December 31, 1967 -- The teams played New Years Eve in Philly, one night after meeting in LA, and the Flyers romped 9-1. Philly led 4-0 after one period then Brit Selby (2-0-2) scored consecutive goals to extend the lead to 6-0. The lead went to 7-0 in the second then a brawl transpired with Lou Angotti and Real Lemieux the main combatants. Angotti (0-3-3) and Leon rochefort (1-2-3) had three assists in the win. Doug Favell made 37 saves and was 29-for-29 after two periods. Terry Sawchuk faced the Flyers for the first time and gave up five goals in relief of Wayne Rutledge.
January 28, 1968 -- Terry Sawchuk started against the Flyers for the first time and stopped all 27 shots in a 2-0 victory for the Kings in the Spectrum.
March 14, 1968 -- In a game played in Quebec (Spectrum roof damage), the teams played to a scoreless tie as future Hall-of-Famers Bernie Parent (32 saves) and Terry Sawchuk (20 saves) recorded shutouts. It was the fifth facility in which these teams played during their first seasons.
October 26, 1968 -- Down 2-1, LA scored five third period goals in a 6-2 home win. The Kings extended their unbeaten streak in this series to six game (5-0-1) and out-scored the Flyers 22-6.
November 24, 1968 -- LA outshot the Flyers 41-40. Bernie Parent made 38 saves and Gerry Desjardins made 39 saves in the Kings' 3-1 win in Philly. The duo would square-off in the 1975 Finals. LA was 0-7-2 on the road entering the game.
December 4, 1968 -- Eddie Joyal scored a natural hat trick in LA's 3-1 home win. The Kings held a 25-5 shots advantage after two periods but the game was tied 1-1. In the game, LA outshot the Flyers 38-14. Dennis Roy, an NHL off ice official in Los Angeles where he was on the staff of the Canadian Consulate. served as the Flyers' backup netminder after both Doug Favell and Bernie Parent (who played) had the flu. Roy wore number 1, which was Favell's number at the time.
December 21, 1968 -- Doug Favell made 45 saves and the Flyers skated to a 2-1 victory. The Kings held a 32-14 shot advantage after two periods (46-19 in the game) but the Flyers led 2-0. Gary Dornhoefer returned to action after missing a month due to a cracked left ankle.
December 3, 1969 -- Jim Johnson had his first NHL hat trick and Simon Nolet scored twice in the Flyers' 7-1 crushing of the Kings in LA.
January 8, 1970 -- Gary Dornhoefer recorded the first hat trick of his NHL career in the Flyers' 4-1 home win. Bernie Parent made 36 saves in the win while Wayne Rutledge made 44 in LA's defeat.
February 15, 1970 -- The Flyers drilled LA goalkeeper Wayne Rutledge with 55 shots and Bill Sutherland (2-1-3) scored two first period goals in a 7-1 home win.
March 14, 1970 -- Down 3-2, the Flyers scored three third period goals en route to a 5-3 win at Los Angeles. Bernie Parent made 30 saves.
March 26, 1970 -- Eddie Shack had three assists and Dennis Dejordy made 30 saves as the Kings won 3-2 at LA.
October 29, 1970 -- The Flyers recorded a 3-1 win at LA by scoring three third period goals. Doug Favell made 34 saves.
December 5, 1970 -- Simon Nolet scored on the PP with 2:12 left in a 4-4 tie at LA. Bernie Parent made 34 saves and Bobby Clarke had three points.
December 19, 1970 -- The Kings' Gord Labossiere scored on the PP with 2:45 left in a 2-2 tie at LA. Doug Favell made 34 saves. It was the fifth straight game in this series played at LA.
January 7, 1971 -- The Kings' Bill Flett tied the game 5-5 and that is how it finished in Philly. Jim Johnson of the Flyers had three points (2-1-3). Eddie Joyal of LA had two goals.
January 17, 1971 -- Dennis Dejordy had 33 saves in the Kings' 4-1 win in Philly.
February 17, 1971 -- Gary Dornhoefer scored on a 50-footer and added two assists and Doug Favell stopped all 28 shots in the Flyers' 4-0 win at the Forum..
October 17, 1971 -- Doug Favell was fabulous as he stopped all 43 shots and Jim Johnson broke a scoreless tie early in the third period of a 1-0 Flyers' win. LA outshot the Flyers 16-5 in the final period.
October 21, 1971 -- The Kings crushed the Flyers 7-0 in the home debut of new Flyers' head coach Fred Shero. Gary Edwards made 34 saves for his first career shutout in his seventh NHL game. Bob Berry and Real Lemieux scored twice.
November 18, 1971 -- Bruce Gamble made 32 saves and recorded the fourth straight shutout by a goalie in this series; the Flyers won 2-0. It was Gamble's first shutout as a Flyers' goalie (he had two).
January 16, 1972 -- Each team scored in all three periods and both squads had 32 shots in a 3-3 tie in Philly.
January 22, 1972 -- Real Lemieux had three points in LA's 4-2 home win.
January 28, 1972 -- In a major trade, the Flyers acquired Ross Lonsberry, Cowboy Bill Flett, Eddie Joyal and Jean Potvin for Serge Bernier, Jimmy Johnson and Bill Lesuk.
Cowboy Bill Flett was traded by LA to the Flyers and about six weeks later was named "Unspeakable Star of the Game."
March 9, 1972 -- Bill Flett stunned his former teammates in his return to LA as the Flyers won 5-3 in front of 6,618. Because Kings' owner Jack Kent Cooke was so disgusted with Flett's performance, he demanded that Flett not be made one of the three post-game stars. Afterwards, Bobby Clarke gave Flett a spittoon with an inscription that read "Unspeakable Star of the Game." The Kings led 2-1 with about nine minutes to play in the third period but Flett (3-1-4) and Clarke (2-3-5) each recorded four points in a span of 3:31. Flett, Clarke and Flett again scored within 40 seconds to give Philly a 4-2 lead. After Ralph Backstrom of LA cut the deficit to one, Flett completed his hat trick and thus became the first Flyers' player to score a hat trick in one period. Flett and Clarke combined for eight points in the third period. Backstrom (2-1-3) joined two ex-Flyers -- Jim Johnson (1-1-2) and Bill Lesuk (0-2-2) -- for seven points in the third period. In summary, five players had 15 of the 18 individual third period points. Philly led 1-0 after two periods, the teams combined for seven third period goals in a span of 14:09.
October 18, 1972 -- For the second time in two games against his former team, Bill Flett was the hero. This time, Flett (2-0-2) scored with 31 seconds to play to lift Philly to a 4-3 road win. Brent Hughes had three assists for the Flyers.
December 21, 1972 -- Rick MacLeish (1-3-4), Bobby Clarke (1-2-3) and Bill Barber (2-1-3) powered the Flyers to a 6-3 home victory.
December 30, 1972 -- The Kings prevailed 5-3 in LA led by Bob Berry (1-2-3), Juha Widing (2-0-2) and Gilles Marotte (0-3-3). The Kings' Bill Lesuk was tossed as third man in when Bob Kelly and Terry Harper fought.
January 11, 1973 -- LA won 3-2 in Philly when Don Kozak scored with a minute to play. The Flyers led 2-0, on a pair of PPGs, with under five to play in the second period.
February 7, 1973 -- Ralph Backstrom snapped a third period tie and LA won 2-1 in the Forum. Roggie Vachon (31 saves) beat Bobby Taylor (33 saves). There were three fights in the game including one involving Rick MacLeish (vs. Don Kozak).
March 1, 1973 -- Rogie Vachon made 29 saves in LA's 2-0 win in Philly. Frank St. Marseille scored in the second period, the game's only tally until an ENG.
October 20, 1973 -- Rogie Vachon made 17 saves and the Kings registered a 3-0 home win. Bob Nevin had two goals. With LA, Vachon started 6-0-0 against the Flyers but finished 6-8-3. No one knew it at the time but it would be the Kings' last home victory against the Flyers for about 12 years until 1985.
November 8, 1973 -- Juha Widing scored a late goal to elevate LA to a 3-2 win, their sixth straight against the Flyers in this series. Gary Edwards made 33 saves as the winning goalie.
November 14, 1973 -- Despite blowing three leads, the Flyers solved Rogie Vachon, in a Kings' sweater, for the first time in a 5-4 victory. Tom Bladon scored the GWG 28 seconds after the Kings tied the score.
January 19, 1974 -- Bernie Parent made 17 saves and the Flyers recorded a 2-0 home victory. Ed Van Impe had two points.
January 24, 1974 -- Ed Van Impe scored the lone third period goal and the teams skated to a 4-4 tie at LA. Dan Maloney of LA scored at 19:59 of the middle period to give the Kings a 4-3 lead. Bobby Clarke scored the Flyers' first two goals.
October 10, 1974 -- The Flyers had a pregame ceremony honoring their 1974 Stanley Cup Champions but fell to the Kings 5-3. Los Angeles wouldn't win in this series again for almost 10 years. Gary Edwards made 34 saves and Tommy Williams had two goals for the Kings. Orest Kindrachuk and Bob Kelly had three points apiece in the setback. Dave Schultz had 27 PIMs in the game
October 22, 1974 -- Philly won 4-2 in LA and thus began a remarkable stretch of 32 games (27-0-5) without a loss in this series. Bernie Parent made 24 saves and Andre Dupont scored the go-ahead goal in the third period.
January 4, 1975 -- The teams skated to a 2-2 tie in Los Angeles. The LCB line accounted for all five points.
March 16, 1975 -- Bernie Parent recorded his 35th shutout as a Flyer and made 26 saves in a 3-0 home victory. The win began a 10-0-1 stretch that concluded the regular season.
November 6, 1975 -- Gene Carr of LA and Ross Lonsberry of Philly exchanged goals in a 1-1 tie in the Spectrum.
December 13, 1975 -- Reggie Leach scored twice in Philly's 6-4 win at LA. The Flyers led 6-1 midway in the third period.
January 8, 1976 -- Philly pummeled LA with 46 shots in a 6-4 win. The Kings had four special teams' goals but the Flyers scored six at even strength including two by Bobby Clarke in the first period.
February 21, 1976 -- Reggie Leach scored with 1:36 to play to tie the Kings 3-3 in LA. The Flyers led 2-1 with under six minutes to play but fell behind on a pair of LA goals. Bobby Clarke and Leach combined for 16 shots (34 = team total) while the Kings had just 18 shots.
September 29, 1976 -- Dave Schultz was traded to Los Angeles by Philadelphia for Los Angeles' 4th round pick (Yves Guillemette) in the 1977 Amateur Draft and 2nd choice (later traded to Colorado - Colorado selected Merlin Malinowski) in the 1978 Amateur Draft.
October 10, 1976 -- Ross Lonsberry's 20-footer was the game's lone goal and Bernie Parent made 18 saves in the Flyers' 1-0 home win that is otherwise legendary for the high level of truculence as seven players were ejected. The game featured two bench-clearing brawls which led to $9,650 in fines. With about three minutes left in the first period, after some chippy and nasty play, LA's Dave Hutchinson high-sticked Mel Bridgman which prompted Moose Dupont to lead a charge off the bench. Jack McIlhargey then walloped Hutchinson. During this, was a particularly intriguing battle between the Kings' Dave Schultz, making his first appearance in the Spectrum post-trade, and young Flyer Paul Holmgren, who was the victor. When order was restored, Philly's Dupont, Holmgren and McIlhargey were tossed from the game along with Hutchinson and Schultz of LA. With about four minutes left in period two, there was another altercation leading to the ejections of Philly's Bob Kelly and Russ Walker of LA. Kings' coach Bob Pulford was the first coach in nine years to be tossed from a game when he grabbed linseman John Brown. Philly outshot LA 13-1 in the second period when the only goal was scored.
December 30, 1976 -- The Flyers recorded a 2-0 shutout at the Kings as Wayne Stephenson made 22 saves. Bobby Clarke and Andre Dupont scored.
January 8, 1977 -- Wayne Stephenson made 30 saves and Mel Bridgman (1-2-3) and Orest Kindrachuk (2-0-2) led the offense in Philly's 6-1 home win.
March 19, 1977 -- Down 3-1 after two periods, the Flyers rebounded for a 5-3 win in LA by scoring four third period goals, two by Bobby Clarke, on nine shots. Rock MacLeish's 44th goal was the game-winner. Bernie Parent made 30 stops.
November 27, 1977 -- Wayne Stephenson recorded the 2-0 home shutout by making 17 stops. Mel Bridgman and Ross Lonsberry each scored and had an assist.
December 1, 1977 -- Reggie Leach snapped a late tie and Wayne Stephenson made 32 stops in Philly's 4-2 win at LA.
January 5, 1978 -- Bernie Parent made 40 saves and Reggie Leach (2-1-3) and Bobby Clarke (0-3-3) each had three points in a 4-4 tie in the Spectrum.
April 1, 1978 -- In one of the ugliest incidents in team history, Rick MacLeish suffered an 88-stitch cut to his throat, as he lay in a vulnerable position on the ice while attempting to block a shot, when Marcel Dionne accidentally skated over the prone player causing massive blood loss through a cut described as 3-to-4" deep. MacLeish was fortunate that the Flyers' team doctor was on the trip, something that was a rarity at the time, as the closest hospital was at least 45 minutes away. The Flyers recorded a 4-2 win. Bill Barber scored a pair of SHGs 27 seconds apart, unofficially an NHL record for fastest two shorties by one player, early in the first period when Philly recorded three goals on their first five shots and led 3-0 after 4:31 expired. Bobby Clarke had three assists and registered points in his 20th consecutive appearance (discounting nine games missed with a broken thumb). The victory gave the Flyers 101 points in the standings.
November 8, 1978 -- The Flyers won 5-3 at Los Angeles as Blake Dunlop scored twice and Rick LaPointe scored after LA cut the Flyers' lead from 4-1 to 4-3.
January 7, 1979 -- Tom Gorence scored twice and Bernie Parent made 19 saves in the Flyers' 3-0 home win. It was Parent's 56th shutout in a Flyers' sweater but also the last time he would be victorious as an NHL goalie (he finished his career 0-2-3 before suffering a career-ending eye injury the next month). Philly outshot the Kings 45-19, including 21-5 after the first period and 35-13 after two periods.
February 24, 1979 -- The Flyers won a 4-3 decision at Los Angeles. Mel Bridgman and Reggie Leach both had a goal and an assist.
March 11, 1979 -- Highlighted by an epic donnybrook ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cROoE_eTgM), the Flyers trounced the Kings 6-3 in Philadelphia. Ken Linseman, who scored the key goal with 10 seconds to play in the second period to make it 3-1, said afterwards "We can scare a lot of teams when we fight." Marcel Dionne, who scored consecutive goals including number 50, threatened to quit the NHL because of what he perceived as excessive violence and said "I'll sue if someone cracks me over my head." The fight began when LA's Randy Holt took a shot at Blake Dunlop. Holt claimed Dunlop said "Screw off!" to him during the game to which Holt replied after the game "No way someone like him is going to tell me that." The 14-minute battle upon conclusion of the first period helped set multiple NHL records. There were 372 PIMs in the game, 352 of which came in the first period. Among the records set were: most PIMs in one period by both teams (372), most PIMs in one period for one team (Philly, 188 -- LA had 184), most penalties 2 teams 1 game (54), most PIMs 2 teams 1 game (380 -- Philly had 194 to LA's 186), most PIMs 1 team 1 game (194, Philly) and most penalties 2 teams 1 period (50 -- Philly had 26 and LA 24). Holt was suspended two games for his involvement and set an NHL record for most PIMs by a player in one game with 67 (a minor, 3 majors, two 10-minute misconducts, 3 game misconducts), 57 of which came as a result of the end-of-period fracas. Other stats: six minors (four to Philly), 16 majors (eight apiece), 12 10-minute misconducts (six apiece) and 16 game misconducts (eight apiece). Among the stitch count: Holt 5 stitches to his hand, Bert Wilson 10 stitches to his finger, Steve Jensen 6 stitches to his lip and Paul Holmgren 8 stitches to his cheek and four stitches to his hand. Banished were: Holt, Wilson, Jensen, Mark Heaslip and Dave Taylor of LA and Philly's Frank Bathe (team record 55 minutes), Holmgren (37 PIMs), Mel Bridgman (35 PIMs), Behn Wilson (34 PIMs) and Bob Kelly (25 PIMs).
November 21, 1979 -- Philly recorded a 6-4 win in LA thanks to three-point games from Rick MacLeish (2-1-3), Bill Barber (2-1-3, 9 shots) and Dennis Ververgaert (1-2-3). The Flyers trailed 2-0 early but after tying the game 2-2 they erupted for the first four goals of the last period. The Flyers outshot the Kings 40-23, had 22 shots in the middle period and scored four times on nine shots in the third.
December 6, 1979 -- Philadelphia walloped the Kings 9-4 in the Spectrum. The game featured two major battles including a bench-clearing brawl with six minutes to play. The Kings possessed a 3-0 lead after the first period but Philadelphia scored six times in the second period. The Flyers scored nine consecutive goals in a span of 30:10. Reggie Leach (3-0-3), Bob Dailey (1-2-3), Rick MacLeish (0-3-3) and Ken Linseman (2-1-3) provided three-point games. The first two goals, by the Flyers came 20 seconds apart. The third and fourth goals by the Flyers came with 15 seconds of each other. The Flyers had 48 shots including 24 in the middle period. Video of a bench-clearing brawl started by Randy Holt's attack on Kenny Linseman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dos5u...spx?Game=34805
February 10, 1980 -- Philly won 5-2 at home. Late in the first period, Behn Wilson was assessed 32 PIMs after he was violently cross-checked from behind by LA's Bert Wilson and as he was prevented from reaching the Kings' player by on-ice officials, Jack McIlhargey then took on the Kings player. Philly's Wilson was suspended three games by the NHL for accumulating misconducts during the season.
February 23, 1980 -- Pete Peeters made 31 saves and five Flyers scored in a 5-1 win at LA.
November 6, 1980 -- Rick MacLeish had a hat trick and Bill Barber scored twice (nine shots) in the Flyers' 8-2 home win.
November 24, 1980 -- With the score tied 2-2, Tom Gorence scored twice in the last seven minutes in the Flyers' 4-2 victory. Mel Bridgman assisted on both goals and had three points. Rick St. Croix had 30 saves. The Flyers had just 18 shots.
January 18, 1981 -- Seven Flyers scored in Philly's 7-2 bashing of the Kings in the Spectrum. Prior to the game, the Flyers celebrated the news of the impending release of the Iranian hostages by playing "God Bless America" as the team's gaudy record was 52-8-2 when Ms. Smith's version was performed. Then the game. Just 14 seconds into the affair, Tim Kerr bloodied and cut Mark Hardy in a fight. Less than a minute later Ken Linseman and Jay Wells squared off. Philly scored four second period goals and Glen Cochrane pounded Steve Jensen in a fight that each player received multiple infractions. Philly led 5-1 after two periods and 6-2 in the third when another spirited debate transpired including rookie John Gibson (48 career NHL games) sucker-punched Paul Holmgren (23 PIMs) who then flogged the turtling Gibson. The result was all 10 skaters on ice received misconducts of 10+ minutes. Kings' owner Jerry Buss held a closed-door meeting after the game. Assistant coach Ralph Backstrom then said "The Flyers play roller derby hockey." Flyers' head coach Pat Quinn responded "I think they were the dirty team tonight. It's just an alibi for them to say that they were just defending themselves against the tactics of the Flyers. That's just a pile of crap."
February 21, 1981 -- The Flyers established a team-record with their 10th straight road win against an opponent with a 3-1 victory which knocked the Kings out of first place. The game featured a major brawl 8:10 into the third period, with Philly up 2-1, that led to 214 PIMs. Six players were tossed: Mel Bridgman (35 PIMs), Glen Cochrane (42 PIMs) and Mike Busniuk (31 PIMs) for the Flyers and Dave Lewis, Andre St. Laurent and Dean Hopkins for Los Angeles. Rick MacLeish scored 95 seconds later to seal the win. Thomas Eriksson gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead on his first NHL goal, a slapshot that beat Mario Lessard. Cochrane picked up 33 PIMs two nights later at Van for a total of 75 in two games. Part of the fight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTF3F4m3_1c
Jay Wells: "I can't stand Philadelphia" after the Kings were defeated.
January 5, 1982 -- Philadelphia stunned Los Angeles 5-3 in the Spectrum and increased their unbeaten streak in the series to 28 (24-0-4) games while setting a team record for most consecutive wins against any opponent with 14. The Kings outplayed the Flyers for much of the game and led 3-2 late in the contest; then, Marcel Dionne had a breakaway and a possible victory on his stick but Pete Peeters had a "smell the glove" moment to give the Flyers a burst of energy. Moments later, Bobby Clarke tied the game with 2:47 remaining and Brian Propp scored the GWG with 1:31 to play; Ken Linseman added an ENG. The Flyers got on the board first but LA scored two first period goals within 14 seconds, in the last minute, to take a 2-1 lead. With 2:09 to play in the second period, the teams participated in a lengthy donnybrook highlighted by Trevor Johansen vs. Ron Flockhart and the ejection of Philly's Ray Allison. A few seconds later, Glen Cochrane and Alan Hangsleben danced and were tossed from the game. With eight seconds to play in the second period. Mark Hardy scored and gave LA a 3-2 lead; the Flyers scored three times in a span of 1:53 in the final 2:47. Bill Barber (2-2-4) had four points to lead both teams. After the game, Kings' D-man Jay Wells said "I can't stand Philadelphia."
January 27, 1982 -- In one of the strangest finishes in NHL history, the Kings scored two goals after the Flyers scored an ENG in an eventual 4-4 tie in LA. Marcel Dionne (1-2-3) and Larry Murphy (2-1-3) scored in the final 43 seconds after Ray Allison scored with 1:03 to play that gave Philly a 4-2 lead. Kenny Linseman had three assists.
February 14, 1982 -- Brian Propp (2-2-4), Ron Flockhart (2-2-4) and Ray Allison (0-4-4) led the Flyers to a 6-4 victory at home. The Flyers ran their home unbeaten streak against the Kings to 13-0-2 in the last 15. Doug Keans stopped 19 of 20 Flyers' shots in the first period but eventually allowed six on 44 shots. Another major brawl between the teams, in the second period, highlighted by Darryl Sittler bloodying Doug Smith: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeHzFiNDhT4
November 27, 1982 -- Pelle Lindbergh recorded his first NHL shutout and made 22 saves in a 4-0 win at LA. Mark Howe and Lindsay Carson scored first period goals.
February 5, 1983 -- Pelle Lindbergh made 29 saves in a 2-0 shutout win at LA. It was his second shutout at Los Angeles in consecutive games in this series. Lindbergh, who suffered a wrist injury in a January 6 exhibition game against the Russians, returned to the Flyers for his first post-injury action. The Flyers unbeaten streak in this series reach 32 games (27-0-5).
February 13, 1983 -- In what was believed to be an NHL-record streak for consecutive games without a loss against any opponent, the Flyers' 32-game (27-0-5) unbeaten streak against LA was snapped as the Kings were victorious 5-4 in Philadelphia. The last prior Kings win against Philly was October 10, 1974. The improbable win came on the heels of LA's loss in Pittsburgh which enabled the Penguins to snap their 18-game winless skid. Meanwhile, the Flyers entered this game 19-1-2 in the last 22 played. The relief of a possible victory was shown by the Kings' Jerry Korab who, despite being bloodied in a fight with Darryl Sittler, extended a certain finger to the Philadelphia faithful upon being ejected from the game with 48 seconds remaining and the Kings up by just one goal. With 21 seconds to play, Mark Hardy fought Bobby Clarke. Marcel Dionne (2-1-3) and Charlie Simmer (1-2-3) had three-point games and goalie Gary Laskoski, who appeared in just 59 NHL games, made 38 saves. Philly blew an early lead of 2-0 and also led 3-2 early in the second period. Pelle Lindbergh, who won his previous nine decisions and was 11-1-1 in his prior 13 decisions, lost six of his next games starting with this defeat. Much of the reason was his negative reaction to a rookie hazing at the All-Star Game coupled with giving up four goals on five shots to Wayne Gretzky in a span of 12:58. This was his second appearance post-ASG.
November 3, 1983 -- Brian MacLelland (4-1-5) starred in the Kings' 6-5 win in Philly. The Flyers led 4-3 in the third period until MacLelland scored consecutive goals.
January 25, 1984 -- Bob Froese made 31 saves and five Flyers scored in a 5-2 win at LA.
March 8, 1984 -- Darryl Sittler's PPG in the opening minute of the third period snapped a scoreless tie and Philly rolled to a 4-1 home win. Bob Froese made 32 stops. Five different fights including Dave Brown decking Anders Hakansson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJHqeteNyX8 , Brian Propp vs. Russ Anderson, Tim Kerr smacking Mark Hardy and Glen Cochrane whipping Dean Kennedy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwAjLQ82Uq8
December 30, 1984 -- Dave Poulin scored in the third period of a 3-2 win at LA. Tim Kerr had three points and Pelle Lindbergh made 24 saves.
January 23, 1985 -- Los Angeles won 6-3 at home, winning at home for the first time since October 1973 after a skid of 0-17-4. Garry Galley had two third period goals inclouding an ENG. Glen Cochrane fought Carl Mokosak: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f3R4Yo0IRo
February 7, 1985 -- LA rallied from a 4-0 deficit and the teams finished in a 4-4 draw. The Kings scored four times in the second period after the Flyers stretched a 2-0 first period lead to four goals.
November 3, 1985 -- Tim Kerr's hat trick paced Philly to a 7-4 home win. Peter Zezel added three points. Philly had four PPGs. Among a few battles were three separate fights between Dave Brown and LA's Jay Wells. Festivities: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6Vqv...spx?Game=32294
January 2, 1986 -- Brian Propp (1-4-5) and Pelle Eklund (0-4-4) led the way and Philly scored four PPGs in a 7-4 win at LA. Seven different Flyers recorded goals.
February 20, 1986 -- Pelle Eklund had eight shots, three points and two goals in the Flyers' 5-3 home win.
December 30, 1986 -- Rollie Melanson made 22 saves in LA's 4-1 home win.
February 21, 1987 -- Pelle Eklund scored the game's first two goals and the Flyers won 4-2 at LA.
March 19, 1987 -- LA won 5-2 in Philly led by Rollie Melanson (27 saves) and Luc Robitaille (2 goals).
November 1, 1987 -- Brian Propp scored his 300th NHL goal in a 4-1 home victory. Ron Hextall made 28 saves. Dave Brown's first period goal held up until the early third period when the Flyers made it 2-0.
November 19, 1987 -- Brian Propp (1-3-4) and Peter Zezel (2-0-2) paced Philly to a 7-4 home victory.
February 27, 1988 -- Scott Mellanby (2-1-3, 9 shots) scored on a 25-footer off a feed from Rick Tocchet with 15 seconds to play then Tocchet (4-1-5) added an ENG at 19:59, his fourth score of the night, in an 8-6 road win. Brian Propp added three (0-3-3) points. In the first period, the Flyers scored two goals in 31 seconds to tie the game 2-2. LA also scored consecutive first period goals in 31 seconds which gave them a 4-3 lead. Lyle Phair, who scored six goals in 48 career NHL games, scored his second of this game to tie the game 5-5 in the third. Tocchet's hat trick goal gave the Flyers a 6-5 lead but Ken Hammond tied the score 6-6.
October 15, 1988 -- Philly won 4-1 at LA. The game was tight, 1-0 for the Flyers after two periods but Philly scored three times in the third to take a 4-0 lead. Ron Hextall had 30 saves and Ron Sutter scored three points. Thirty members of the Flyers' traveling party attended Game 2 of the 1988 World Series in Los Angeles, the following evening.
November 22, 1988 -- LA's Steve Duchesne scored two first period goals and Bernie Nichols had a natural hat trick in a 3:17 span in the third period which lifted LA to a 6-1 win in Philly. Glenn Healy made 32 saves for the Kings. Tim Kerr scored for the Flyers to make the score 2-1.
September 29, 1988 -- Doug Crossman was sent to LA for Jay Wells.
March 4, 1989 -- Wayne Gretzky (2-4-6) contributed to all six LA scores, had his 50th goal, recorded four assists in a 6:27 span of the second period and led the Kings to a 6-2 win in LA. There were eight fights in the contest including a spirited bout between Jay Miller and Terry Carkner. Video clips of multiple fights: http://www.dropyourgloves.com/Fights...spx?Game=17651
December 16, 1989 -- Philly erupted for four goals in a five minute stretch of the second period and skated to a 5-2 home win. Terry Carkner fought Jay Miller and a few minutes later Marty McSorley was tossed after an altercation with Jeff Chychrun.
December 30, 1989 -- Tony Horacek had a hat trick in the Flyers' 6-3 road win. His third goal gave Philly a 5-1 lead a little past the midway point of the contest. Horacek had 10 regular season goals in his NHL career.
March 18, 1990 -- The Flyers won 7-4 at home as Rick Tocchet (1-3-4), Ron Sutter (2-1-3) and Murray Craven (1-2-3) led the way. Ken Wregget made 29 saves.
December 27, 1990 -- The Flyers won 7-5 in Los Angeles as Scott Mellanby, Rick Tocchet, Jiri Latal and Murray Craven had three points apiece. Mike Ricci had two goals. Ron Hextall made 35 saves. LA outshot Philly 40-38. The Flyers led 6-2 but the Kings recovered to get within 6-5 including two goals by Luc Robitaille.
February 5, 1991 -- Luc Robitaille snapped a 2-2 tie and the Kings won 3-2 in the Spectrum. Normand Lacombe's penalty shot goal gave the Flyers a short-lived 2-1 lead. The Kings outshot Philly 32-24.
March 12, 1991 -- Steve Duchense and Marty McSorley scored twice and Kelly Hrudey made 26 stops for LA in their 6-0 win. Ron Hextall was removed after suffering a season-ending pulled groin muscle.
May 30, 1991 -- Steve Duchesne was traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles with Steve Kasper and Los Angeles' 4th round choice (Aris Brimanis) in the 1991 Entry Draft for Jari Kurri and Jeff Chychrun. It was part of a three-way trade.
January 4, 1992 -- The Kings scored seven goals in a span of 27:29. Steve Duchesne scored twice for Philly but the Kings won 7-3 in LA led by Jari Kurri's two goals.
January 9, 1992 -- Ron Hextall made 28 saves and Kevin Dineen scored twice in Philly's 5-2 home win. The Flyers led 3-0 after one, the Kings scored twice in the second and then the Flyers netted two late third period goals. Dave Brown beat Jay Miller in a fight.
March 2, 1992 -- Kelly Hrudey made 26 saves in LA's 4-1 home win.
December 29, 1992 -- Rod Brind'Amour recorded a hat trick and six points and the Flyers scored 10 straight goals to demolish the Kings 10-2. The Flyers totalled 30 individual points led by Brind'Amour (3-3-6), Brent Fedyk (2-2-4) and Pelle Eklund (1-3-4). The Flyers were in a rut with a 1-7-2 mark in their prior 10 games and appeared destined to fall again as LA held a 2-0 lead 2:43 into the game. The Flyers had 4-goal outputs in the first and third periods and scored four PPGs in the decisive victory. It was the first time in franchise history that the Flyers won a road game by 8 or more goals.
April 1, 1993 -- Los Angeles edged the Flyers 3-1 in the Spectrum. The game was rescheduled from March 13 when a massive snowstrom forced the Flyers to cancel the game after one period due to high winds which shattered glass on the concourse level. In the best of interest of the fans, the game was canceled. Mark Recchi became the fifth player in Flyers' history to score 50 goals in a season.
January 16, 1994 -- Mark Recchi scored twice in Philly's 5-2 home win.
February 18, 1994 -- Dominic Roussel made 30 stops and Eric Lindros (2-1-3) scored twice in the Flyers' 4-3 road win.
October 18, 1995 -- Eric Lindros (1:00) and Tony Granato (2:10) scored in the opening moments of the game and that was all the scoring in a 1-1 tie at Los Angeles. The Kings killed all nine Flyers' PPs.
November 21, 1995 -- The Flyers recovered from an early 2-0 hole, scored three third period goals in a span of two minutes and skated to a 5-2 win at home. After the Flyers fifth goal, Marty McSorley and Eric Lindros battled: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t_d6Y6JKCU
March 19, 1996 -- John Druce was traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles with Los Angeles' 7th round choice (Todd Fedoruk) in the 1997 Entry Draft for Los Angeles' 4th round choice (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Mikael Simons) in the 1996 Entry Draft.
October 10, 1996 -- Rod Brind'Amour scored in the first minute of OT to rescue the Flyers, 5-4 in Philly. The Flyers led 4-1 with under nine minutes to play in the third period but LA scored three times in a span of 3:24.
February 1, 1999 -- JVB made 24 saves and was the game's top star when the Flyers beat the Kings 4-2 in Philadelphia. Keith Jones led the Flyers with two points.
February 11, 1999 -- Jozef Stumpel scored with three-tenths of a second left to give LA an improbable 4-3 win at home. The Kings scored three goals in the final 3:08 of the contest. The Flyers led 3-1 when Eric Lindros scored in the third period but Sandy Moger (16:52) and Donald Audette (18:12) tallied prior to the game-winner. Luc Robitaille assisted on the last three goals. It was the last time the teams played at the Forum.
March 23, 1999 -- Steve Duchesne was traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles for Dave Babych and Philadelphia's 5th round choice (Nathan Marsters) in the 2000 Entry Draft.
November 6, 1999 -- Eric Desjardins had three points in Philly's 5-3 road victory, their first game at the new Staples Center.
March 23, 2000 -- Jozef Stumpel (2-1-3) scored early in OT to give the Kings a 3-2 win in Philly. Stumpel also tied the game at 2-2 with a tally at the 17:45 mark of the third period.
January 22, 2001 -- Roman Cechmanek turned aside all 27 LA shots in a 3-0 home victory for the Flyers. The Flyers scored PPGs in the first and second periods and added a SH-ENG with nine seconds to play.
February 4, 2002 -- Philly had a 3-1 win in the Staples Center, two days after the building hosted the NHL All-Star Game. The Flyers held LA without a shot (9-0) in the first nine minutes of the game. The Flyers improved to 28-0-4 when scoring 3+ goals.
January 2, 2003 -- The Flyers recorded a 4-1 win at LA. Keith Primeau and Andre Savage (one of two goals in his Flyers' career) scored in the first period then Toni Kallio gave the Flyers a 3-0 lead in his first game (and only career point with the team) as a Flyer. Pavel Brendl finished the scoring in the third period. The Kings had a 5-on-3 for over a minute when the game was 0-0 but failed to score. There were three fights with Todd Fedoruk and Kip Brennan in a fierce battle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfWzhjPtFW8
February 20, 2003 -- Roman Cechmanek stopped 28 shots for his 16th career shutout and Eric Chouinard scored twice in Philly's 5-0 shutout win. Eric Desjardins had three assists. Jamie Storr was replaced after 40 minutes by by Cristobal Huet who made his NHL debut. The Kings Huet with six minutes left and trailing 3-0; Kim Johnsson, who played over 25 minutes, scored into the empty net to make it 4-0.
March 1, 2003 -- Dmitri Yushkevich traded to Philly for two late picks.
May 28, 2003 -- Roman Cechmanek was traded to Los Angeles by Philadelphia for Los Angeles' 2nd round choice (later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected Bryan Bickell) in the 2004 Entry Draft.
October 21, 2003 -- Los Angeles's Roman Cechmanek stopped 22 shots in a 4-0 home win. Defenseman Martin Strbak scored his first two NHL goals. After a scoreless first period, the Kings outshot the Flyers 9-2 in the middle period and scored twice. Keith Primeau and Jeremy Roenick combined to win 32 of 47 faceoffs; the rest of the Flyers went 7-for-22.
August 4, 2005 -- Needing salary cap space, the Flyers dealt Jeremy Roenick to LA with Nashville's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Bud Holloway) in the 2006 Entry Draft.
April 19, 2006 -- The Flyers received a second round pick used to select Michael Ratchuk in exchange for the Kings' hiring of exec Dean Lombardi.
November 16, 2006 -- R.J. Umberger scored the tying and winning goals 2:30 apart late in the third period in the Flyers 4-3 victory at the Kings. The score was tied 1-1 as the third period opened but LA took a 3-1 lead before Simon Gagne narrowed the gap to 3-2 at 13:13. Forty seconds later Umberger scored the first of his two goals to even the game at 3-3. A night after winning at Anaheim, the Flyers won their fifth game in 19 tries. Some highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKi2gj1dS5A
January 29, 2008 -- In a thrilling finish, the Flyers edged the Kings 4-3 in OT in Philadelphia. Scott Hartnell's reviewed goal with 28.5 seconds was upheld as it was determined that there was not an intentional kicking motion. Hartnell streaked towards the net on a neat feed by Mike Richards. Jason labarbera made 37 saves for LA. The Flyers outshot the Kings 40-31. Jim Dowd was 8-for-8 on faceoffs. LA's Lubomir Visnovsky was credited with seven blocks.
February 19, 2008 -- Jaroslav Modry was traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles for Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Geordie Wudrick) in the 2008 Entry Draft.
July 1, 2008 -- Denis Gauthier was traded to Los Angeles by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 2nd round choice in 2010 Entry Draft for Patrik Hersley and Ned Lukacevic.
With a driving snow that accumulated at a rate of more than two inches an hour, the Flyers decided to go ahead with their scheduled 1:05 game against the Los Angeles Kings, only to cancel the game after one period. The blizzard dumped more than two feet of snow on the region, making the driving from the playersí homes in South Jersey treacherous.
"Kevin made us stop and help three people on the way in here," Eric Lindros said of his roommate, Kevin Dineen. "We would have been here a lot sooner if we didn't help push people out."
"You call this a storm?" general manager Russ Farwell said with a laugh before the game. "Iím from Calgary; I had no problem getting in here."
The same could not be said for the fans who braved the wintry conditions to attend the game. By the middle of the first period, about 2,000 fans had arrived at the Spectrum and they let out a boisterous cheer when Lou Nolan invited everyone from the upper levels to filter down to the $50 seats.
The game took on a collegiate atmosphere as the players' voices and the sounds of skates and sticks bounced off the hollow walls of the Spectrum. But then came the sound of broken glass.
With the snow and high winds increasing in intensity outside the Spectrum, a large pane of glass shattered onto the concourse just minutes before the end of the first period. One woman sustained minor cuts. If the glass had blown out minutes later, a crowd of fans would have been in the concourse with the chance of multiple injuries. Concerned with the safety of the fans, Flyers president Jay Snider huddled with coaches Bill Dineen and Barry Melrose, along with the three officials working the game. Weather reports indicated the storm was gaining strength and it was announced that in an effort to protect their fans, the Flyers had postponed the game.
Farwell, who had joked earlier in the day about Philadelphians' over-reaction to winter storms, needed his car pushed out of the Spectrum parking lot by the 60-year-old Dineen.