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Flyers' road trip resumes in LA

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(Sports Network) - Two teams that have disappointed through the early portion of the 2006-07 NHL season will do battle tonight in Los Angeles, where the Kings host the Philadelphia Flyers at the Staples Center.

It's been a miserable last 1 1/2 months for the Flyers, whose 10 points entering this evening's matchup are tied with Phoenix for the least in the league. However, Philadelphia's anemic offense is finally starting to show signs of life, as the club recorded a season-high total for goals in Wednesday's 7-4 victory at Anaheim.

Sami Kapanen led the way with a pair of goals while Simon Gagne, Mike Knuble and Geoff Sanderson registered a goal and an assist apiece as the Flyers stopped a six-game losing streak.

Peter Forsberg, who missed the previous two games with an ankle injury, also had a goal and an assist for Philadelphia, which had scored only 36 times through its first 17 games, ahead of only Columbus for the fewest in the league.

Robert Esche stopped 37-of-41 shots in the win.

The Flyers are in the midst of a four-game road trip which began with a 3-2 loss at Pittsburgh on Monday. Philly will wrap up the journey Saturday night in San Jose.

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