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Flyers look to complete sweep of Kings in L.A.

by Adam Kimelman

FLYERS (8-13-4) at KINGS (14-7-5)


Season series: Brayden Schenn's goal at 2:36 of overtime gave the Philadelphia Flyers a 3-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Oct. 28 at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers have won three in a row in Los Angeles. The last time the Kings defeated the Flyers at Staples Center was a 2-1 overtime win Jan. 3, 2009. The last time the Kings topped the Flyers in regulation at home was Nov. 16, 2006.

Flyers team scope: Defenseman Michael Del Zotto, a healthy scratch for the past two games, could return to the lineup Saturday. At practice Friday, he was paired with Andrew MacDonald; Luke Schenn appeared to be one of the extra defensemen, along with Carlo Colaiacovo. Luke Schenn was minus-2 Wednesday in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Anaheim Ducks; he's had a minus or even plus/minus rating in each of his past seven games. If Schenn sits, it would be the third time in the past five games and sixth time this season.

Kings team scope: Defenseman Brayden McNabb has points in five of the past six games for Los Angeles, and as his play has improved, his ice time has increased. McNabb, 23, has played at least 18 minutes in five of the past six games, and twice played more than 20 minutes. In his first 18 games, he skated more than 18 minutes six times. "He's the youngest defenseman on our team and there's lots of growth there," coach Darryl Sutter said Friday, according to the Kings website. "And he works at it and he's coachable and he understands the game, so he's only going to get better."

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