Kings Down Carolina 4-3 - Match Report
The Kings earned a 4-3 victory over the Hurricanes on Wednesday at STAPLES Center.
Bettors who backed the Kings were rewarded as -230 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Los Angeles got goals from Ryan Smyth, Michal Handzus, Anze Kopitar, and Andrei Loktionov in the victory. Smyth opened the scoring at 5:43 of the first period.
Jonathan Bernier turned in a 27-save effort for the Kings.
Chad LaRose, Eric Staal, and Jeff Skinner scored for the Hurricanes, finding the net behind Jonathan Bernier.
Justin Peters stopped 23 of 27 shots for the Hurricanes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Los Angeles went 0-for-4, while the Hurricanes were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Carolina outshot Los Angeles 30-27 in the game.
Los Angeles heads into a battle against the Coyotes. Carolina, meanwhile, will have their next action against Phoenix.