By Matt Leon

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Flyers welcome the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings to the Center tonight. The Orange and Black will be looking for a third straight win.

Philadelphia improved to 3-3-2 on the season with a 4-2 win last time out against Detroit. Flyers earned those two points despite being outshot 37-17. With 8 points, the Flyers are tied with Columbus for 6th place in the Metropolitan Division.

The Kings are off to a flying start with a 6-1-1 mark. Last time out, they beat Columbus on Sunday 5-2 for their sixth straight victory.  Los Angeles gets it done with defense as they allow just 1.50 goals a game, that’s the best mark in the NHL. The Kings also sport several former Flyers like forwards Jeff Carter, Mike Richards and Justin Williams.

Ray Emery will get the start in net tonight for the Flyers. He has been outstanding so far this season, going 3-0-1 in four games (three starts) with a 2.60 GAA and a .914 save percentage.

These two teams split their two match-ups last season.

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Dave Isaac of the Courier Post about the recent play of the Flyers and tonight’s game with Los Angeles.

 

You can follow Matt on Twitter @mattleonkyw.

 

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