Los Angeles (26-24-9) at Philadelphia (32-17-9), 7:00 p.m. EST
PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) — All-Star Jeff Carter and the
Philadelphia Flyers look to build of their latest win when they
host the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday.
Carter ended a five-game scoring drought in the Flyers’ last
contest. He is tied with New Jersey’s Zach Parise for second in
the NHL in goals with 35.
Scott Hartnell, Arron Asham and Carter scored in just over a
three-minute span in the third period Tuesday as Philadelphia
netted four unanswered goals en route to a 4-2 triumph over the
Rookie Claude Giroux netted a power-play goal, Joffrey Lupul
notched a pair of assists and Antero Niittymaki turned aside 33
shots for the Flyers, who improved to 6-2-0 in their last eight
Philadelphia will play seven of its next nine games at home,
where it is 17-8-3 this season.
The Kings, meanwhile, snapped a two-game skid with their latest
Rookie defenseman Drew Doughty scored the decisive goal in the
fourth round of the shootout Tuesday, lifting Los Angeles to a
2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild.
Fellow blue-liner Jack Johnson also tallied in the bonus format
after tying the contest with a power-play goal in regulation for
the Kings, who played without captain Dustin Brown.
Brown, who ranks second on the team with 23 goals and 48 points
this season, missed the game due to the impending birth of his
Rookie Jonathan Quick turned aside 23 shots for Los Angeles,
which had lost five of its previous six contests.