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

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The Hurricanes take on the league-worst Kings tonight on the West Coast.

Jamie Kellner

The Hurricanes begin their three game West Coast road trip with a visit to the Kings tonight in Los Angeles.


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 Petr Mrazek Tuukka Rask
Category Petr Mrazek Tuukka Rask
Record 5-5 11-5
Save % .894 .939
GAA 2.73 1.96

Goaltender #2

Category Curtis McElhinney Jaroslav Halak
Category Curtis McElhinney Jaroslav Halak
Record 3-1 0-0
Save % .943 N/A
GAA 1.70 N/A

Game Notes

  • The Canes face the Kings in the first of two meetings this season. They will meet again in Raleigh in February.
  • The Canes won the season series with a 1-0-1 record last year, with the Kings earning an OT winner in Staples Center and the Canes dominating by a score of 7-3 in Raleigh.
  • Teuvo Teravainen was hot in the season series last year, recording four assists in the two games.
  • Justin Williams played 427 games with the Kings from 2009-2015, winning the Stanley Cup in both 2012 and 2014.
  • Curtis McElhinney has earned at least a point in his last five starts with the Hurricanes (4-0-1). He’s posted an extremely impressive .961 SV% and a 1.39 GAA in that span.
  • With a goal on Friday against the Ducks, Andrei Svechnikov now ranks tied for fourth among NHL rookies in goals.
  • In a bit of a switch-up, the Canes are wearing their red jerseys on this road trip.