Flyers looking for more energy against Kings

Flyers looking for more energy against Kings

After a much-needed day off, the Philadelphia Flyers play their final home game before the All-Star break on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Kings.The Flyers looked flat early in their last game against the Winnipeg Jets as they fell behind 3-0 before rallying for three goals in what was ultimately a 5-3 setback on Sunday.Kevin Hayes did provide a lift with two power-play goals in his 600th career game in the National Hockey League. Named to the All-Star team, Hayes now has 15 goals this season.”Hockey is a weird game,” Hayes said. “You get a chance you should’ve scored on, and you miss. A goal that’s kind of a little unlikely goes in. You joke around in practice and warmups working on that stuff. Sometimes it happens in a game.”The Flyers had won nine of 12 before losing to Winnipeg at home for the first time since October of 2011.After recent losses, the Flyers have tended to bounce back.”We stuck with it and grinded out,” Owen Tippett said. “Obviously, it’s a lot of hockey here in the last week — I think it was five in seven nights. So obviously just trying to keep the energy up and keep our feet moving.”Head coach John Tortorella appeared to be frustrated as he was terse with reporters postgame and ended the session early.Still, the Flyers proved to be resilient and never wilted after trailing by three goals to one of the top teams in the league.”I don’t know if it was anything too serious. They just capitalized on their chances,” Tippett said. “I thought we did some good things all night. Found a way to stay in it.”Following a three-game losing skid, the Kings will now look for their second win in a row when they face the Flyers.

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