Kings suddenly cruising as Flyers come to town

Kings suddenly cruising as Flyers come to town

The Los Angeles Kings used their lowest point of the season as a springboard to launch their most successful stretch, and they’ll try to maintain their momentum when they host the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon.Los Angeles is 6-0-1 since a 6-0 road loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Dec. 13.The latest triumph for the Kings came on Thursday night against the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche, when Los Angeles rallied from a two-goal third-period deficit on the road to win 5-4 in a shootout.”I think we learned from the Buffalo game,” Kings forward Phillip Danault said. “(Thursday) was a big, big character win.”The Flyers started their three-game West Coast trip in similar fashion on Thursday night.Philadelphia trailed the San Jose Sharks 3-1 in the third period before getting goals from Owen Tippett and Travis Konecny to tie the score, and a game-winner from Tony DeAngelo in overtime for the 4-3 win.”It’s a good team win. I just think we stayed with it,” Flyers coach John Tortorella said. “In a season where there’s not many times you put the radio on after games, I’m happy for them that they were able to. I think they deserved better fates in some games, (Thursday) night they got the result.”Philadelphia has trailed 15 times to start the third period this season, but Thursday was just the second time they came back to win.”We’ve been down a lot, we’ve chased games all year long, but we continue to play,” Tortorella said. “We’ve done a lot of that, just not getting things done. (Thursday) night we got it done, so I’m happy for them.”The Kings have trailed 12 times to start the third period this season and the win against Colorado was the third time they’ve come back to win.

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