Los Angeles Kings @ Philadelphia Flyers Oct. 28, 7 p.m.

The Philadelphia Flyers look to continue a 2-game win streak against the Los Angeles Kings Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in Philadelphia.

     However, the Kings look to continue a 6-game win streak by getting number 7 on the road. They have out-scored opponents 22-12 so far this season.
     After starting 1-3-2, the Flyers have reached .500 and are now 3-3-2 after defeating the Detroit Red Wings at home and the Pittsburgh Penguins on the road. Both wins were important for the team, the coach and playoff hopes.
     Playoff hopes? Isn’t it only the fourth week of the National Hockey League sesason?
     Yes, however the key to the Flyers success this season lies in the ability to win games, and consistently. Backup goalie Ray Emery was the net-minder during the last two wins.
     But how can you blame goaltending? Coach Craig Berube seems to view the goalie as one of the key aspects of his team.
     However, the goalie doesn’t exactly win games. The Flyers’ problem lies on the defensive side of the rink, as well as generating plays that put the puck in front of the net. They were out-shot 37-17 in the 4-2 win against the Red Wings.
     With Los Angeles players like Dustin Brown, Jeff Carter and Marian Gaborik, look for the Flyers to try to keep the puck away from the goaltender.
     Key players on the Flyers offensive side will be Wayne Simmonds and captain Claude Giroux.
Simmonds has started the season with 5 goals and 2 assists in 8 games. Giroux has 2 goals and 8 assists thus far, and both players will be looking to add to these statistics tonight.
    Key players for the Los Angeles Kings will be centers Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli. Carter has started the season with 5 goals and 7 assists. Toffoli has now racked up 4 goals and 8 assists.
Game Notes:
-The Kings are 38-80-16 all time against the Flyers.
-The Kings are 1-8-1 in their last 10 games on the road against the Flyers.
-The Flyers have scored 9 goals in their last two games, being out-shot 62-50.
-After starting 0-1-1, the Kings have now won 6 straight.
-The Kings currently sit in second of the Western Pacific Division. The Flyers are currently sitting in second to last of the Eastern Metropolitan Division.
Story by:
Joseph Markle
Indiana University of Pennsylvania ’15
Journalism Major
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