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What we learned from the Kings' 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers

What we learned from the Kings' 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers

There was respect (a pregame ceremony for the now-retired Simon Gagne, who spent most of his NHL career with the Flyers and part of it with the Kings) and a thrill-a-second overtime, plus a shootout. A few more takeaways from another eventful trip to Philadelphia:

Backchecking becomes a highlight

One of the (many) wild moments of the 3-on-3 overtime was Kings defenseman Alec Martinez using his speed to get back to thwart a quality scoring opportunity.

“That was pretty crazy how fast he got back there,” Kings defenseman Drew Doughty said. “Good thing...

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