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

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 14-15-5 20-12-4
Points 33 44
Division Rank 6 Metro 4 Atlantic
Conference Rank 14 EC 5 EC
Last 10 Games 2-6-2 6-4-0
Streak Lost 2 Won 3
Goals/Game 2.47 2.81
Goals Against/Game 2.88 2.53
Shots/Game 37.5 32.4
Shots Against/Game 27.8 31.1
Faceoff % 51.6% 49.7%
Power Play % (Rank) 16.1% (23) 27.4% (4)
Penalty Kill % (Rank) 80.6% (13) 79.0% (17)
ES Corsi For % 56.68% 52.19%
ES PDO 96.6 100.3
PIM/Game 7:22 11:04

Goaltender #1

Category Petr Mrazek Tuukka Rask
Category Petr Mrazek Tuukka Rask
Record 5-7-2 8-7-2
Save % .897 .915
GAA 2.60 2.57

Goaltender #2

Category Curtis McElhinney Jaroslav Halak
Category Curtis McElhinney Jaroslav Halak
Record 7-4-1 12-5-2
Save % .918 .930
GAA 2.42 2.19

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.

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