The Carolina Hurricanes look to bounce back from defeat when they head west on Tuesday to play the Los Angeles Kings. The Hurricanes had their five-game winning streak to open the season snapped when losing to the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Saturday. Dougie Hamilton and Erik Haula scored for Carolina in the loss, while James Reimer made 32 saves in net.
Los Angeles lost at home on Sunday to the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2. Penalties hurt the Kings as the penalty killers were worn down and just making clearances was a huge task. Jonathan Quick stopped 31 shots on net, but has given up 19 goals this season in 92 shots. Austin Wagner and Dustin Brown scored in the loss for Los Angeles.
Erick Haula leads Carolina in goals scored with five while Andrei Svechnikov is the assists leader with eight and the points’ leader with eight. Petr Mrazek is 3-0-0 in net for the Hurricanes with goals against of 2.57 and .882 saves percentage. Carolina is scoring an average of 3.83 goals per game, while allowing an average of 2.67 per game.
Dustin Brown leads the Kings in goals scored with three. Anze Kopitar is the leader in assists with six and in points with eight. Jonathan Quick is 0-3-0 with goals against of 6.43 and .793 saves percentage. Los Angeles is scoring an average of 4.00 goals per game while allowing an average of 5.20 per game.