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After two periods: Flyers 2, Kings 1

November 18, 2009 |  9:27 pm

The Flyers scored twice in the second period to take a 2-1 lead, a period that also saw the game’s nastiness quotient rise. There were a lot of scrums and jabs and sneaky hits but no full-blown fights.

Philadelphia pulled even at 7:52 of the second period, and Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick peered up at the video replay screen to see what happened. The Flyers moved the puck quickly and well, from the left point to the right circle for a shot that was blocked but Mika Pyorala lunged and swatted the rebound in for his first goal this season and first of his NHL career.

The Kings got scrambly in their own end and paid for it at 18:55. Darroll Powe shanked his shot on a good opportunity but the Flyers maintained possession and got the puck to Mike Richards, who whipped a shot past a kneeling Quick at 18:55.

That left the Kings in the position of needing another rally. They entered this game with a record of 3-6-0 in previous games that they'd trailed after two periods, so they have come back in the third period before. But the Flyers this season have lost only one game in which they led after two periods, carrying a record of 10-0-1.

More later at www.latimes.come/sports

-- Helene Elliott