Mika Pyorala scored his first NHL goal, backup goalie Brian Boucher made 37 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers opened a trip with their seventh victory in eight games, 3-2 over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.
Mike Richards and James van Riemsdyk also scored, and Braydon Coburn had two assists for the Flyers, who played 12 of their previous 15 games at home and hadn't left the East Coast this season before beginning the five-game trip.
Boucher, the San Jose Sharks' backup goalie during the past two seasons, had a remarkable final period in his first victory since his return to Philadelphia, where he spent his first three NHL seasons. The Flyers have given Ray Emery all but two starts this fall.
Jarrett Stoll had a goal and an assist for the Kings, and Jonathan Quick stopped 17 shots. The Kings have lost two straight at home after a fruitful five-game trip.
After Stoll scored his third goal in five games in the first period, Pyorala tied it midway through the second, flipping home a rebound with a backhand while falling facefirst to the ice. The 28-year-old Finnish center hadn't scored in his first 17 games with the Flyers, who signed him in July after he played in Sweden last winter.
Philadelphia took control after its first goal, dominating puck possession before Richards put the Flyers ahead late in the second period with a one-timer on a behind-the-net pass from Claude Giroux. Van Riemsdyk then boosted the lead with a goal in his third straight game early in the third period, deflecting a rebound off Quick.