By TIM REEDGERPosted Nov 15, 2018 09:59:56SEATTLE — The Flyers were on their way to a 5-1 record before the latest blow.
They were still down 3-0 in the first period of Game 2 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
But a short-handed Flyers team that had won two in a row had to wait for a miracle.
It was an unusual moment for an NHL game, especially one involving the Flyers, who were down 3 of 4 in the series when a streaking Corey Tropp made it 3-1 with 12:14 remaining.
The Kings had two power plays in the opening period and had scored three in the second period alone.
Trouble for Flyers’ Chris Pronger was that he couldn’t help the team that was up 2-1 in the third period and was forced to wait a while.
They could have scored more, but Prongers first goal, a rebound that made it 1-1, was his own rebound, and that was the difference in the game.
The Flyers went on to win 6-4.
The final margin of victory was 4-3.
That was just one of many chances that came up in the Flyers’ 3-2 victory.
The first, with two minutes left in the fourth period, was Prongier’s rebound that tied the game at 1 and sent the game into OT.
Then, the Kings had a power play on their third power play of the game that they needed to win the game for the win.
It didn’t come.
They got the second power play, and it was a 2-on-1.
Prongerson had a shot, but he was beaten.
The next time he got a shot in, he missed it.
It was the first of three goals he didn’t score that night.
The third power-play opportunity came when Travis Sanheim missed his first of two shots from the slot that would have tied the score.
The play was called back, and the Kings led 3-3 in the shootout.
The Flyers were down 4-2 after five minutes when they had a chance to tie the game with a power-ice play, but they were unable to capitalize.
The second power-shootout of the night came on the penalty kill when Travis Konecny scored the game-winner with 4:45 left.
The Kings went on a 5th power-save and were up 4-1 after two more power-time opportunities.
That would be the final time the Flyers would score on the Kings.
Tampa Bay won the first two games of the series, but the Flyers never won more than three games in a series.
The third one was in the 2011 Western Conference Final against the Phoenix Coyotes.
The last time the Kings won more games than the Flyers was in 1993, when the Kings swept them 4-0.