February 27, 2019 / 2:53 AM / 2 months ago

Hurricanes strike quickly, roll past reeling Kings

EditorsNote: Adds Iafallo assist on Kings goal, clarifies timing of Carolina’s final goals, other minor edits

Feb 26, 2019; Raleigh, NC, USA; Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8) checks Carolina Hurricanes right wing Saku Maenalanen (8) during thew third period at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Los Angeles Kings 6-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina defenseman Dougie Hamilton scored two goals as the Hurricanes won their ninth game in 11 outings by routing the visiting Los Angeles Kings 6-1 on Tuesday night at Raleigh, N.C.

Sebastian Aho, Micheal Ferland, Jaccob Slavin and Teuvo Teravainen also scored for the Hurricanes.

Teravainen also provided three assists, while Jordan Staal assisted three times and Hamilton had one assist.

Carolina goalie Petr Mrazek stopped 22 shots, blanking the Kings until the final eight minutes. Dustin Brown scored for Los Angeles off an assist from Alex Iafallo.

The game was played with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman in attendance.

Kings goalie Jonathan Quick allowed six goals on the first 19 Carolina shots and faced 20 shots total in the first two periods as the Kings lost their ninth game in a row. Jack Campbell played the third period in net for Los Angeles.

The Hurricanes ended up with 34 shots.

If there was a downside for the Hurricanes, it was that defenseman Justin Faulk exited in the second period with an upper-body injury. Ferland also missed time with an upper-body ailment.

It was Staal’s first home game since before Christmas as the veteran center had been out with a concussion. He returned to action for Saturday’s victory at Dallas.

The Kings, who wrapped up a four-game road trip, are 0-6-3 during their losing streak.

Hamilton scored the first and sixth goals for Carolina.

Aho’s goal was his 25th of the season, making it 2-0 barely 11 minutes into the game.

It was 3-0 just 25 seconds into the second period when Ferland converted on a deflection.

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A day earlier, Ferland had been the topic of trade speculation, but he stayed with the Hurricanes as they try to make a push toward the playoffs.

Slavin’s power-play goal pushed it to a four-goal lead. Teravainen and Hamilton scored in a 40-second span of the second period.

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