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Video: Kings lose to Flyers, shutout for third time in last five games

Feb 1, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT

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The L.A. Kings outshot the Philadelphia Flyers by an almost 3:1 ratio on Saturday, and still lost.

The Kings were credited with 35 shots on Philadelphia’s goalie Steve Mason, but were shutout by a final score of 2-0. And so L.A.’s scoring woes continue. Saturday marked the third time in the last five games the Kings failed to hit the score sheet.

Even with the Vancouver Canucks continuing to struggle, the Kings, with losses in eight of their last nine games, have been unable to pull ahead as the third seed in the Pacific Division. They remain three points up on Vancouver, but eight points back of second-place San Jose.

The Flyers needed only 13 shots to produce two goals against the Kings. Wayne Simmonds opened the scoring in the second period with the 100th goal of his NHL career, and Claude Giroux scored on a power play with under two minutes remaining in the third to give Philadelphia the win.

The loss overshadowed an individual milestone for Kings’ defenseman Robyn Regehr, who was playing in the 1,000th game of his NHL career.

“Having a chance to first of all, reach your goal of making it to the National Hockey League, and then trying to establish yourself in that position. So those are the challenges, and then as you get a little bit older, there’s other ones,” Regehr told L.A. Kings Insider.

“You want to be a part of a good, competitive team. You want to get into the playoffs. You want to then win championships, and it just kind of progresses from there. So there are always things to look towards.”

  1. rushledger - Feb 1, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    Brad Boyes is a fairly solid scorer make that call to Florida.

    • areaman714 - Feb 1, 2014 at 7:43 PM

      The kings need much much more than “fairly solid.”

    • uscthom78 - Feb 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM

      They need an elite goal scorer. They aren’t for sale though.

  2. WillIEverSeeACupInMyLife? - Feb 1, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    For the life of me I can not figure this Flyers team out…..

    • areaman714 - Feb 1, 2014 at 7:44 PM

      Why? They shutout the Kings . . . who doesn’t?

  3. patthehockeyfan - Feb 1, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    Time for Sutter to suit up.

  4. uscthom78 - Feb 1, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Should’ve trade douchebag brownie when you had a chance.

    • patthehockeyfan - Feb 1, 2014 at 9:03 PM

      Thank you, uscthom78, for that intelligent remark. I assume the ’78′ in your name is your I.Q.

      • matthewmacisaac - Feb 2, 2014 at 9:19 AM

        Which would make him Dean’s list at USC

  5. itswhereyourmindsat - Feb 1, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    FIRE SUTTER

  6. mcphillthy - Feb 1, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    Mason stole two points for us tonight. Thanks, Steve!

    • phillyphanatic77 - Feb 1, 2014 at 10:50 PM

      Hopefully these recent performances will quiet the uninformed critics of our netminder… he easily outplayed one of the best in the business in Quick. And that’s following a solid game in Anaheim (where the goals against were not his fault) and the shutout of Detroit. Mason continues his excellent season and the Flyers have a legitimate chance to win against San Jose if they play as well as they did in Anaheim and LA. Many will disagree but I think Rinaldo has added some much needed energy to this team at a crucial point in the season.

      • mcphillthy - Feb 2, 2014 at 10:36 AM

        Those who disagree with you are ignorant. Not everyone understands the chemistry and players that make a team successful. Rinaldo isn’t a score sheet type player. He’s not going to put up a lot of points. That’s what people expect of guys in the NHL and they are completely wrong. I like the flyers chances better when rinaldo is in the line up. Many disagree but then I look at their comments and I realize they have no idea what they are talking about. Let the haters hate but as just like you I fully respect rinaldo and love seeing that he is back already

  7. blomfeld - Feb 1, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    SADNESS …

    Another painful setback with no apparent relief on the horizon … why is this happening to us? Anyway, tomorrow I’m going away for a while and so perhaps during my absence our fortunes will turn for the better … we can only hope.

    Take care friends and God speed … Blomfeld

    • phillyphanatic77 - Feb 1, 2014 at 10:53 PM

      LA played a solid game but Mase was better. You still have a solid, solid team built for the playoffs.

      • patthehockeyfan - Feb 2, 2014 at 12:47 PM

        I’m not taking issue with your comment, philly. I thought LA’s game was anemic, though – and I’m a Kings’ fan. Once they start scoring, I agree that they’ll be the team to beat in the playoffs.

        My point here is that, considering how many times LA has been shut out recently, does the opposing goalie’s shutout carry just a little bit less luster? I’m not saying Mason didn’t play a hell of a game. He faced nearly three times the shots (35) that Quick faced (13; yep, just 13, and 2 of those got by him). I’m glad Mason’s registered another shutout; but, he did it against a team that’s been notorious lately for not being able to score.

        Hat’s off to the Flyers. They played hard and deserved this win.

      • phillyphanatic77 - Feb 2, 2014 at 2:23 PM

        Totally agree that the Kings inability to score lately is an amazing feat (considering the talent they have up front) but Mason made atleast 6 or 7 goal saving stops. He was the best player on the ice and he was protecting a 1-goal lead (probably the hardest lead in hockey to save) for a majority of the game. The one sequence where he had 3 or 4 point blank stops in a row was very Quick-esque. And the shutout looks all the more impressive when you realize Mezsaros, who’s allergic to defense, was in for leader and top defender Kimmo Timonen. I don’t think the Kings recent trend should take away from his accomplishment. The Kings held territorial position almost the entire game and the Flyers had to work their butts off to even get that 1-goal lead against your suffocating D. I don’t take anything away from this shutout just like I don’t take away from the recent Detroit shutout (minus Dat, Zett, and Franzen)… it’s the NHL. Both games Mase looked elite.

        Also, scoring woes is nothing new to the Kings. You guys won the Cup in a season where you couldn’t put the puck in the net so I don’t believe it’s a huge issue as long as Quick is on his game. They’ll find the net, especially when the playoffs start. But appreciate the hats off it was a good (and tense) game.

      • patthehockeyfan - Feb 2, 2014 at 2:52 PM

        Thanks for your considered response. After reading your remark: “I don’t think the Kings recent trend should take away from his accomplishment,” let me clarify by saying that Mason’s performance was stellar.

        It occurred to me though, that next week, we might be hearing announcers say, “And, add Chicago’s [or Columbus'] goaltender to the latest list of the goalies to shut out the Kings.”

        That’s what I meant by a little bit less luster. Not taking anything away from Mason.

        Finally, appreciate your remark: “They’ll find the net, especially when the playoffs start.” From your mouth to the hockey gods’ ears.

    • sportsfan69 - Feb 2, 2014 at 5:14 PM

      Heir Blomfield,

      Sutter’s coaching style has become old (outdated) and dinosauric, like Tortorella’s system. I’m sorry, Kings have become a defensive team that’s boring to watch like the NJ Devils. You have to push forward, forward….. or be destroyed.

      vorwärts fahren…..

      Viel Glück auf Ihrer Reise

    • slysipops - Feb 2, 2014 at 10:14 PM

      BLOMS, if your flying keep your seat belt buckeled ! it is just a setback, it’ll get better! i keep telling myself that all the time ! your pal ….SLY SI

  8. joey4id - Feb 2, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    The Flyers’ d didn’t make bonehead mistakes like they have been in the past, and Mason played very well. Strong game by Couturier as well. By far the best 2 way player on the team, and future superstar.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Feb 2, 2014 at 2:31 PM

      While I agree that Couturier will someday be Bergeron-like (esp defensively), yesterday I’d say Wayne Simmonds and even Rinaldo had better defensive efforts. Both those players were relentless in their pursuit of the puck, especially on the backcheck. And Giroux even saved a goal himself. If the Flyers forward play as responsibly as they did yesterday (and most of the Anaheim game) it will take huge amounts of pressure off the porous d and Mason.

      • joey4id - Feb 2, 2014 at 2:41 PM

        Oh! I’m not taking anything away from those guys with respect to yesterday’s game. Couturier is 21 years old, and can play on the PP and PK. And! Yes! The Fs have to help the d big time! Good point! BTW, I really liked Berube selection of player for the PP with a couple of minute left in the game. 3 Fs and 2 d. No forward on d at that stage of the game was the absolute right call. Good for them for get the much needed 2 pts to stay in the hunt.

  9. slysipops - Feb 2, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    HOPEFULLY ,a little bit of cheer for BLOMFELD and any other KINGS fans in need………. </iframe

    • slysipops - Feb 2, 2014 at 10:24 PM

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  10. slysipops - Feb 2, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    sorry bloms, i cant get this stuff to work for me anymore ? it was JOHN DENVER….SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDER ! TAKE CARE PAL…..THE SLY

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