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February 25, 2009
Who: Flyers (32-17-9) vs. Los Angeles Kings (26-24-9) When: 7 o'clock Where: Wachovia Center TV: Comcast SportsNet Radio: WYSP (94.1-FM)  
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December 30, 2010
Who: Flyers (22-9-5) at Los Angeles Kings (22-12-1) When: 10:30 p.m. Where: Staples Center TV: Comcast SportsNet Radio: WIP (610-AM)
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January 10, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Los Angeles Kings coach Pat Quinn was expelled from the National Hockey League yesterday pending an investigation of a report that he had signed a contract and accepted money to become general manager of the Vancouver Canucks next season. Kings officials, who met with Quinn last night, said they had no immediate comment. "We would like to be informative," said general manager Rogie Vachon. "However, since this matter is under investigation, we are obliged to make no comment.
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January 10, 1987 | Associated Press (Daily News sports writer Jay Greenberg also contributed to this story.)
The National Hockey League is investgating the strange case of former Flyers coach Pat Quinn, whom it expelled yesterday for reportedly signing a contract to become general manager and president of the Vancouver Canucks while still serving as head coach of the Los Angeles Kings. According to a broadcast report out of Calgary, Quinn, who is under contract to the Kings until after this season, when his three-year agreement expires is the first coach every to be expelled. Quinn "is expelled from the National Hockey League and may not be employed by any member club of the league or involved in any further activities on behalf of the league or its member clubs," the league said in a statement issued in the name of president John Ziegler.
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May 28, 2013
Joe Thornton got host San Jose off to a fast start with a power-play goal in the first period and TJ Galiardi added a goal in the second to help the Sharks force a decisive seventh game with a 2-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night. Antti Niemi made 24 saves as the Sharks matched Los Angeles' three home wins in this series with a third of their own. San Jose won all three games by 2-1 scores. Game 7 is Tuesday night in Los Angeles.
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June 24, 2013
Looking to solidify their goaltending, the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Jonathan Bernier from the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday. Bernier had been stuck behind Jonathan Quick in Los Angeles. The Maple Leafs, according to general manager Dave Nonis, were interested in upgrades at any position. "I think it's incumbent upon every team to look at what's available, and if there is an ability to improve, you look to do it," Nonis said last week after the GMs' meetings in Boston. The Kings had approached the Flyers about Bernier, but the sides never got close to a deal, according to a league source.
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August 17, 2012 | INQUIRER STAFF REPORT
Right winger Wayne Simmonds has agreed to a six-year contract extension with the Flyers, the team announced on Thursday morning. The deal is believed to be worth $4 million per season, according to a TSN.ca report. Simmonds, 23, scored a career-high 28 goals and added 21 assists while playing all 82 games in his first season with the Flyers. He came from the Los Angeles Kings with Brayden Schenn in June 2011 as part of the Mike Richards trade. The Scarborough, Ontario, native has 67 goals and 75 assists in 322 NHL games with the Flyers and Kings.
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July 28, 2011 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Former Flyers center Mike Richards, now with the Los Angeles Kings, commented Tuesday about a recent story that said he and former teammate Jeff Carter were traded because of excessive partying. A report written in the Philadelphia Daily News by gossip columnist Dan Gross said that in December 2009, head coach Peter Laviolette asked his players to commit to not drinking for a month, and each player was to write his number on a locker-room board as a pledge. According to two unnamed players, Richards' No. 18 and Carter's No. 17 were not on the board for the "Dry Island" experiment.
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January 19, 2013 | Associated Press
The Los Angeles Kings have given multiyear contract extensions to coach Darryl Sutter, general manager Dean Lombardi, and president of business operations Luc Robitaille. The Stanley Cup champions announced the deals Friday. Sutter took over for the fired Terry Murray in December 2011 and immediately led the Kings to the franchise's first championship. The veteran coach went 25-13-11 in the regular season before eighth-seeded Los Angeles' 16-4 rampage through the playoffs. Last-minute moves The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Tom Poti from Hershey of the AHL, bringing back someone who hasn't played in an NHL game in two years because of injuries.
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November 14, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
He may not have any more major statistical achievements to aim for in his 17th NHL season, but Wayne Gretzky is enjoying hockey as much now as he ever has. "When you're winning, it's amazing how much fun it is. I can't wait to get to the rink," Gretzky said last night after his goal and two assists led the visiting Los Angeles Kings to a 4-2 victory over the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Hockey's career scoring leader is back among the league's top 10 scorers. His production is reflected in the Western Conference standings, where the Kings own the second-best record behind the Colorado Avalanche.
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March 23, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK - Flyers forward Brayden Schenn is having his best season, having already set career highs in goals (24) and points (48). Schenn has helped keep the Flyers very much in the playoff hunt, having totaled 33 points in his last 34 games. The Flyers entered their game at the Barclays Center against the New York Islanders on Monday three points behind Detroit for the final Eastern Conference wild-card berth. They also had two games in hand on the Red Wings. Entering Monday, the Flyers were 8-2-1 in their last 11 games and Schenn had six goals and six assists in that span.
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January 10, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
The Flyers did not have much of an update on injured defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere on Friday other than to say he would not play Saturday against the visiting New York Islanders. The team will update his condition Saturday, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Gostisbehere is listed as having a lower body injury. He left early in the second period of a 4-3 overtime win at Minnesota on Thursday. He was tripped by Mikko Koivu in the first period and his right knee appeared to collide with Koivu's knee.
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January 9, 2016 | By Abbey Mastracco, For The Inquirer
LOS ANGELES - Vinny Lecavalier has spent the last 17 seasons in the NHL, but when he stepped inside the Los Angeles Kings' practice facility for the first time, he felt as if he was starting over. "I don't know anybody really personally," Lecavalier said Thursday at the Staples Center before the Kings played the Toronto Maple Leafs. "It feels like the first day of school. It's exciting. " Like most trades, the deal that sent Lecavlier and defenseman Brayden Schenn from the Flyers to the Kings brought new faces and different playing styles.
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January 9, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
NEW YORK - From a white-walled hallway on the bottom floor of the Barclays Center on Thursday night, a member of the Washington Capitals public-relations staff extended his hand to guide Mike Richards into an expansive room. Less than two hours before Washington's 4-1 victory against the Islanders, a red Capitals curtain, draped from a portable rod, marked the spot where Richards would stand and carry out a task that he always considered a chore when he was the Flyers' captain: answering questions from the media.
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January 4, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
LOS ANGELES - The Flyers went 0-for-California. Concluding a three-game West Coast trip Saturday, they dropped a 2-1 decision to the Los Angeles Kings before a sellout crowd at the Staples Center. It marked the first time since 2003-04 that the Flyers failed to win on a West Coast trip. The Flyers had been 5-0-1 in L.A. since a loss in 2003-04. "We can't expect to play 20 minutes and expect to win a hockey game," defenseman Michael Del Zotto said. The Flyers dominated the third period, outshooting the Kings by 16-8 and getting to within 2-1 on Brayden Schenn's power-play goal with 12 minutes, 10 seconds left.
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November 20, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer jneiburg@phillynews.com
THE QUESTION posed to Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds was one that required, at the very least, an inclination in the direction of "yes" or "no. " Simmonds was talking with reporters after Thursday's morning skate about the three-on-three overtime format the NHL Board of Governors instituted starting with this season. Does Simmonds like it? "It's exciting. It's fun to watch," Simmonds said. "If you get trapped in your own zone, you're screwed. " So, is that a yes or a no?
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November 19, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer jneiburg@phillynews.com
FOR THE second consecutive game, Evgeny Medvedev saw himself on the outside looking in at the six Flyers blue liners. The Russian defenseman, however, didn't appear to be greatly affected by the development. He was his same jovial self walking into the locker room much later than the regulars after Tuesday's morning skate. Medvedev, 33, returned to the Flyers' lineup for the first time Thursday after missing the previous five games. One of those games, the Flyers said Medvedev was a healthy scratch.
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November 19, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a wide-open, breathtaking overtime in which both teams had point-blank chances denied by the goalies, the Los Angeles Kings escaped with a 3-2 shootout win over the Flyers on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Anze Kopitar had the only shootout goal. Sam Gagner, Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek were stopped by the Kings' Jonathan Quick in the shootout. Quick also denied Giroux on a breakaway during the wild, three-on-three overtime, poke-checking the puck away at the last instant.
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November 19, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
In hindsight, Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown said, he and his teammates wore blinders in the Mike Richards situation. "I guess the first instincts are his play dipped, but you don't equate that to being on drugs," Brown said after the Kings' practiced Tuesday's morning at the Wells Fargo Center, preparing for tonight's game against the Flyers. "Guys go through spurts in their careers where they're not on top of their game and I think collectively we probably all could have [done something to help him]
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November 18, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Handsome, rich, and a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Los Angeles Kings, Mike Richards was on top of the world. But Richards, once the face of the Flyers, finds himself out of professional hockey and trying to stay out of jail after allegedly carrying painkilling prescription drugs across the United States/Canadian border in June. He awaits a Dec. 8 hearing in Emerson, Manitoba, about 70 miles from Winnipeg. Richards, 30, has battled concussions throughout his career, and there may be a connection between his injuries and the drugs he is accused of possessing.
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