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Konecny scores twice as Flyers defeat Kings

Field Level Media
19 Jan 2020, 12:55 GMT+10

Travis Konecny scored two goals and James van Riemsdyk added one goal and two assists to carry the host Philadelphia Flyers past the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Saturday.

Joel Farabee contributed one goal and Claude Giroux had two assists for the Flyers, who improved to 16-4-4 at home.

Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott made 34 saves.

Dustin Brown scored the lone goal for the Kings, who fell to 7-17-4 on the road.

Kings goaltender Jack Campbell stopped 22 shots.

The Flyers jumped out to a 1-0 lead when Konecny received a pass from van Riemsdyk and fired a wrist shot past Campbell at 3:48 of the first period.

The Kings nearly tied the game at 18:35 when Anze Kopitar redirected a shot in front, but it went just wide of Elliott.

The van Riemsdyk-Konecny connection occurred again at 3:44 of the second period when Konecny recorded his second goal of the game for a 2-0 Philadelphia advantage.

It was Konecny's 17th goal of the season.

Campbell made a stellar glove save against Kevin Hayes while the Flyers were on the power play at 11:35.

Soon after at 12:08, Farabee scored on the same power play and the Philadelphia lead was 3-0. Farabee had gone 15 straight games without a goal but has now recorded goals in consecutive games.

Brown had a solid scoring opportunity at 14:14 when he skated in and ripped a shot from the point. But Elliott corralled the puck and held on, keeping the lead at three.

Brown later put the Kings on the board with a goal at 5:06 of the third to close within 3-1.

The Flyers quickly extended their lead to 4-1 when van Riemsdyk scored on the power play at 8:09.

The Kings had a late flurry of shots on goal but opted not to pull Campbell for an extra skater trailing by three goals in the final minute.

--Field Level Media

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