Viktor Arvidsson’s wraparound goal just 12 seconds into the first period tied Wayne Gretzky’s record for the third-fastest goal scored in a game in franchise history.

After Arvidsson’s initial shot attempt from above the right circle went wide of the Flyers’ net, Danault retrieved the puck along the sideboards, facilitating the puck to Moore down low, and right to Arvidsson, who caught Philadelphia off guard.

Moore had a goal and three assists on Saturday, setting a new career-high in points (4). The 26-year-old is now up to 11 points on the season after a slow start to the year. Further, the Kings’ second line accounted for 11 points in the team’s 6-3 win against the Flyers.

“I’m grateful to play anywhere and especially grateful to play with Arvy [Arvidsson] and Phil [Danault] tonight,” Moore said of his linemates. “Really good players, obviously, they see the ice so well, they think the game well. Arvy always wants the puck and he lets you know, which is great because I want him to have it. It was great.”

  • Jonathan Quick stopped 33-of-36 shots, including Flyers forward Cam Atkinson on a penalty shot, the first he has faced since March 9, 2020. The Kings as a team have faced three penalty shots this season, stopping all three attempts.
  • Todd McLellan earned his 500th career win in the National Hockey League on Saturday, with 66 of those coming with the LA Kings.

“I think I’ve earned my gray hair, ” McLellan said of the milestone. “No, it’s a good night for me as an individual, but more importantly for the team. Wins are important and as people hit milestones, you talk about those milestones for individuals, but it’s always about the team. The guys played hard tonight, we weren’t real clean, some bad habits kind of snuck into our game a bit, but we’ll have some time to fix it now.”

  • The Blues and Wild played in front of a sold-out Target Field in the 2022 Winter Classic, with the visitors taking a 6-4 win. In freezing temperatures, Blues’ Jordan Kyrou became the first player to record four points in an outdoor game. It was also the coldest outdoor game ever.

  • After trailing 4-0 against the Blue Jackets, the Carolina Hurricanes stormed (no pun intended – ok, yes it was) back with seven unanswered goals.

  • Canucks assistant equipment manager Brian Hamilton released a message via the team’s official social media, looking for a Seattle Kraken fan who helped save his life:

  • Thanks to the hard work of social media folks, Hamilton and the fan were reunited:

  • During the Winter Classic, the U.S. Olympic women’s hockey roster was revealed. Unfortunately, the TNT broadcast just talked right over it.

  • The Montreal Canadiens and their AHL affiliate have paused all team activities through January 6 due to an uptick in COVID cases:

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