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Flyers 3, Kings 2, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:52 AM

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Flyers 3, Kings 2, OT
Los Angeles Kings 2, Philadelphia Flyers 3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Scott Hartnell couldn't hear the referee, so he listened to the fans.

"When I heard the cheers, I knew we won," Hartnell said.

A sliding Hartnell kicked in a goal with 28.5 seconds left in overtime to lift the Philadelphia Flyers over the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Simon Gagne and Braydon Coburn also scored and Martin Biron had 29 saves for Atlantic Division-leading Philadelphia, which won for the ninth time in 11 games.

Biron kept the Flyers in it with a pad save on a point-blank shot by Jack Johnson in overtime.

With the clock winding down, Mike Richards dumped the puck toward a streaking Hartnell, who slid toward the net and scored his 17th goal off his skate.

The play was reviewed, but it was determined Hartnell didn't intentionally kick the puck.

"The guy knocked me down, it hit my skate and went in," Hartnell said. "It doesn't matter how pretty they are."

Kings goaltender Jason LaBarbera had trouble seeing the puck with Hartnell crashing toward him.

"It happened so fast. It was tough for me to see," LaBarbera said. "I know it didn't go off (Hartnell's) stick. It just bounced off the ice and hit his shin pad and it went in. Fluke play."

Matt Moulson and Anze Kopitar had goals for the Kings, who haven't won in Philadelphia since March 23, 2000.

Los Angeles is in the same position the Flyers were in at the end of last season - dead last in the NHL. But Philadelphia has put together a remarkable turnaround after the worst season in franchise history.

With New Jersey's loss to Pittsburgh, the Flyers are alone in first place in a jumbled division in which seven points separate the five teams.

Scott Hartnell scores the winning goal in overtime, getting past Jason LaBarbera.(Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

However, the Flyers have struggled to win in the extra period. Their only other overtime victory in seven tries this season was back on Oct. 20 against Carolina. That final also was 3-2.

"It's nice to finally win one in overtime," Coburn said.

Soon after both teams had shots bounce off the right post early in the third period, a hooking penalty on Jaroslav Modry gave the Flyers a power play.

Gagne put the Flyers ahead 2-1 when he deflected Kimmo Timonen's slap shot past LaBarbera for his seventh goal 3:48 into the final period.

Moulson deflected Lubomir Visnovsky's rising shot from near the blue line over Biron's shoulder to tie it at 2 with 7:02 remaining.

"We got a point out of it in a tough building," Kings coach Marc Crawford said. "It's something we can build on."

After a scoreless first period in the first game following the All-Star break, the teams traded goals in the opening 2 minutes of the second.

Coburn gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead when he ripped a shot from just inside the blue line through a screen past LaBarbera. The puck appeared to deflect off a Kings defenseman on its way into the net.

Kopitar answered with his 20th goal following a giveaway by Richards along the boards.

Notes: The Flyers are 12-2-2 in their last 16 games. ... The Kings opened a season-high eight-game road trip with their first game in Philly since Feb. 20, 2003. ... The Flyers haven't lost to the Kings at home in regulation over their last nine games, going 8-0-1. ... Coburn has a point in five straight games, and 23 overall.

scoring summary
1st Period
2nd Period
Braydon Coburn (4) ASST: NONE
1 - 0 PHI
Anze Kopitar (20) ASST: Alex Frolov (27)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
PPG - Simon Gagne (7) ASST: Kimmo Timonen (21), Daniel Briere (29)
2 - 1 PHI
Matt Moulson (4) ASST: Lubomir Visnovsky (24)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
Scott Hartnell (17) ASST: Mike Richards (35)
3 - 2 PHI
Power Play Stats
Power Plays0/31/4
Power Play %19.0%23.4%
% on Road15.3%18.6%
% at Home22.1%28.0%
League Rank11th3rd
penalty summary
1st Period
Rob Blake  Cross checking against  Scott Hartnell
Scott Hartnell  Roughing against  Lubomir Visnovsky
2nd Period
Steve Downie  Too many men/ice - bench
Braydon Coburn  Roughing against  Brian Willsie
Brian Willsie  Roughing against  Braydon Coburn
Scottie Upshall  Slashing against  Dustin Brown
Dustin Brown  Hi-sticking against  Scott Hartnell
Scott Hartnell  Roughing against  Dustin Brown
3rd Period
Jaroslav Modry  Hooking against  R.J. Umberger
Rob Blake  Holding against  Scott Hartnell
Jack Johnson  Roughing against  Scottie Upshall
OT Period
goalie stats
Jason LaBarbera
SA: 40TOI: 64:31
Saves: 37EV: 27 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 11
SV%: .925SH: 0 - 0
Martin Biron
SA: 31TOI: 64:14
Saves: 29EV: 23 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .935SH: 3 - 3