Familiar Philly foes

Defenseman Randy Jones didn’t spend much time away from the Philadelphia Flyers. Claimed off waivers by the Kings, from the Flyers, on Oct. 29, Jones tonight gets to face his former team, the team with which he played 217 games over parts of the previous five seasons.

So far, Jones has two goals, two assists and a minus-1 rating in four games with the Kings, and he has already scored one game-winning goal and the Kings’ only shorthanded goal of the season. Jones, who had offseason hip surgery, appears to be prepared to hold down a regular place in the Kings’ lineup, which could make things interesting when Rob Scuderi returns. Here’s what Terry Murray said about Jones…

MURRAY: “Jones has played very well for us. Two of the games, he makes huge plays for us and has an impact at a critical time in the game to score goals. On the other side of it, his checking is good. He’s starting to feel comfortable. I think he’s starting to feel much more comfortable physically, coming off an injury from last year and rehabbing through the summertime. I kind of sense that he feels that, getting through a game, everything is solid, everything is good, and he can just move forward from there.”

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