Boyd Gordon and Sean Couturier scored 48 seconds apart to kick off Philadelphia’s four-goal second period, and the Flyers got their season off to a roaring start with a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.
Couturier got two goals, Mark Streit also scored and Michal Neuvirth made 23 saves as the Flyers took a 4-0 lead while winning their season opener for the first time since 2011.
Drew Doughty and Brayden McNabb scored in the home opener for the Kings, whose 50th anniversary season is off to an 0-2 start.
Jeff Zatkoff made his home debut with 26 saves in his first game as the Kings’ presumptive starter in the absence of Jonathan Quick. The Vezina Trophy finalist is out for several weeks with a groin injury.