And, for a change, they played as hard as nails for 60 minutes. They got crisp passes, good defense, timely saves - things that had been missing for nine of the last 10 games.
The Flyers were so dominant that nearly every player who saw extended playing time got his name on the scoring summary.
Rod Brind'Amour had a hat trick and three assists, his career high for points in a game.
Winger Pelle Eklund had a goal and three assists. Defensemen Dimitri Yushkevich and Terry Carkner each had three assists, and winger Brent Fedyk had two goals and two assists.
Defenseman Ryan McGill even took a punch to the face in the third period
from Jim Hiller and, by not responding, earned the Flyers a five-minute power play and three goals, one by Greg Paslawski, who replaced Lindros on the top line.
The Flyers, now 2-8-1 on the road in their last 11 games, also got stellar goaltending from rookie Tommy Soderstrom, who made 33 saves midway through the third period.
The first period was as wild as they've come for the Flyers this season.
After spotting the Kings a 2-0 lead, the Flyers got goals from Brian Benning, Fedyk, Brind'Amour and Kevin Dineen to take a 4-2 lead into the second period.
The Kings got goals from John McIntyre and Luc Robitaille.
While the goals were nice, the effort the Flyers put forth was more impressive. Although the Flyers scored five goals against Washington on Saturday, their effort was lacking at times.
Last night, the Flyers, for the first time since Dec. 19 against Chicago, played as if they cared. They outshot the Kings, 16-11, and scored four goals in the first period for the first time this season.
Then, in the second period, the Flyers kept the pressure on and added two more goals.
The Kings went into the game nearly as desperate for a victory as the Flyers. They were 0-4-1 in their previous five games and had dropped into third place in the Smythe Division. And, at first, it appeared as if they would turn the game into a rout.
McIntyre scored first at 2:06 when he took a nudge pass from Robitaille in the left circle and beat Soderstrom with a wrist shot. Robitaille got the puck after Flyers defenseman Garry Galley fanned on a clearing pass behind the net.
Robitaille scored a goal of his own at 2:43 on a power play, but the Flyers turned Kings goalie Kelly Hrudey into the Forum's most unpopular player when they exploded for four unanswered goals. Robb Stauber replaced Hrudey at the start of the second period to thundering cheers.
It was the first time a Kings goalie had been knocked out of a game this season and the second straight game the Flyers had done it.
First came a point shot by Benning at 3:09 that sailed past Hrudey's left shoulder. Then came Fedyk's 13th goal of the season, at 6:19. Brind'Amour netted his 13th goal at 8:49, and Dineen blasted a shot from the left circle at 14:38 to account for his eighth goal of the season and second in 18 games.
On Fedyk's goal, he had to control a bouncing pass in the slot from Mark Recchi before shooting. Yushkevich left a perfect drop pass for Brind'Amour on the Flyers' third goal.
The Flyers, obviously feeding off their early success, kept up their furious pace in the second period. Recchi scored his 21st goal of the season at 1:43 when he lifted a shot over Stauber's left shoulder during a scramble in the crease, and Brind'Amour scored his second goal of the game on a power play at 8:50.
Soderstrom, a rookie making his sixth straight start, played well, especially in the second period. He made big stops in the first period on Robitaille, Jari Kurri and Tony Granato and then came up with some clutch poke checks in the second period.
By the time the third period began, the Flyers held a 6-2 lead and an even bigger advantage in momentum and confidence.
And momentum and confidence, Brind'Amour said before the game, are nearly as important as victories these days for the Flyers.
NOTES. The Flyers play the San Jose Sharks tonight. . . . Lindros, goalie Dominic Roussel and defensemen Gord Hynes and Shawn Cronin were scratched.