A few takeaways from the Kings’ home opener, on Friday night. The sentimental buzz over a nicely executed pregame ceremony, honoring the past and team from the first season, quieted in the second period when the Flyers scored four straight goals.
Slow start, 2.0
The Kings lost their first three games to open last season. They will try to avoid matching that when they travel to Minnesota to play the Wild on Tuesday. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter adjusted his lines against the Flyers, putting center Anze Kopitar with wingers Dwight King and Tyler Toffoli.
Toffoli, incidentally, has a combined eight shots on goal in his first two...