It was a good night for a number of Los Angeles Kings players who once called the city of Philadelphia home. Jeff Carter, Mike Richards and Justin Williams all once donned the orange and black and got some measure of satisfaction by helping the Kings walk away with 2 points.
For Carter, it was his first visit back to Philly after his trade, and he was the one who opened the scoring early in the second period, while he and Richards were the focus of hostility from the Philly faithful.
Williams also tallied late in the middle frame, sending the Kings to the room with a 2 goal lead. That didn’t last long as Matt Read got one back in the first 30 seconds and Jakub Voracek (who was acquired in the Carter deal) evened it up before the midway point of the third.
Dwight King‘s 13th goal of the season was the difference, tipping home a shot from Slava Voynov just past the middle of the frame, and Jonathan Quick did the rest to earn his and the club’s third straight win.
It was a solid road victory against a premier team who is playing some of the best hockey of the year at this time. The Kings have won all six road games the have played since coming back from the Olympic break.
The Kings get right back at it on Tuesday night when they meet up with the Washington Capitals in a rematch of Thursday’s Kings’ shootout win.