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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Los Angeles Kings: Preview, Game Notes, Statistics, How to Watch

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The Kings come to town having just snapped a losing streak while the Canes look to shake off their own.

Jamie Kellner

Carolina Hurricanes (21-19-7) vs. Los Angeles Kings (23-21-4)
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:00 p.m. ET
PNC Arena - Raleigh, NC
FOX Sports Southeast - 99.9 The Fan - WRALSportsFan Web and App
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Vital Statistics

Category Hurricanes Bruins
Category Hurricanes Bruins
Record 8-6 11-5
Goals/Game 2.79 3.31
Goals Against/Game 2.71 2.06
Shots/Game 30.9 34.3
Faceoff % 49.1% 53.3%
Power Play % (Rank) 10.0% (14) 31.9% (1)
Penalty Kill % (Rank) 70.8% (14) 85.7% (4)
ES Corsi For % 55.61% 51.66%
ES PDO 101.2% 101.0
PIM/Game 8:38 6:30

Goaltender #1

Category Cam Ward Thomas Greiss
Category Cam Ward Thomas Greiss
Record 23-20-9 21-15-4
ES Save % .909 .922
GAA 2.68 2.66

Goaltender #2

Category Eddie Lack Jean-Francois Berube
Category Eddie Lack Jean-Francois Berube
Record 3-5-2 3-2-2
ES Save % .891 .896
GAA 2.97 3.42

Game Notes

  • Carolina took game one of this season’s series from the Kings in the form of a 3-1 win back on December 8, 2016. Derek Ryan had two goals in the game.
  • The aforementioned win over the Kings was Carolina’s first in Staples Center since the same date in 2005.
  • The Hurricanes and Kings will both be playing their final games before the NHL All-Star break which spans from the 26th to the 30th, with games resuming on Tuesday the 31st.
  • Tonight is the Hurricanes’ annual “Teacher Appreciation Night,” and is also the last chance to participate in this year’s book drive.
  • Carolina, having lost four games in a row, will be looking to take a page out of the Kings’ book tonight. The LA crew snapped a four-game losing skid of their own with a win over the Devils on Tuesday night.
  • The home team will have history on their side, as the Hurricanes are 6-2-2 against the Kings in Raleigh since PNC Arena (Entertainment and Sports Arena at the time) opened in 1999. Carolina has also earned points in four straight against the Kings in Raleigh, going 3-0-1 in that span.
  • Sebastian Aho (1g, 1a) and Elias Lindholm (2a) are the only Hurricanes with point streaks—both have points in two straight games.
  • A friendly reminder that tonight is a Fox Sports Southeast game, which means that the channel assignments will be a little different than normal.