The Dudes Brewing Company (Santa Clarita and Thousand Oaks locations)
T Phillips Alehouse
Hurricanes: 26 - 16 - 2 (54 pts)
Kings: 18 - 24 - 4 (40 pts)
Carolina Connections to LA
Carolina and LA are meeting for the second of two matchups this season.
The Hurricanes and Kings are meeting for the 81st time in their histories. Carolina owns a 34-35-8-3 record all-time in the series, including a 14-12-2-3 record since relocation and a mark of 8-3-1-1 at PNC Arena.
Carolina leads the season series 1-0-0 in 2019-20.
The Hurricanes earned a 2-0 win over the Kings on 10/15 at Staples Center. Martin Necas scored a goal and Sebastian Aho sealed the win with his sixth career shorthanded goal. Petr Mrazek made 31 saves to earn the shutout.
Petr Mrazek has posted a 3-1-0 record, 1.00 goals-against average and .968 save percentage in four career games against the Kings.
Jordan Staal has registered nine points (4g, 5a) in 16 career games against Los Angeles.
Teuvo Teravainen has tallied 11 points (2g, 9a) in 12 career games against the Kings.
Justin Williams played 427 games for Los Angeles from 2009-15, tallying 266 points (103g, 163a). Williams won a pair of Stanley
Cups with the Kings (2012, 2014) and was named winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2014. He was traded by Carolina to Los Angeles in exchange for Patrick O'Sullivan and a second-round pick in the 2009 NHL Draft (Brian Dumoulin) on 3/4/09.
Hurricanes President/General Manager Don Waddell was selected by the Kings in the seventh round (111th overall) of the 1978 NHL Draft. Waddell played one game with Los Angeles, making his NHL debut on 1/28/81
The Hurricanes signed Justin Williams to a one-year contract for the remainder of the 2019-20 season on Tuesday. He is a three-time Stanley Cup Champion, winning titles with Carolina in 2006 and LA in 2012 and 2014 and winning the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2014. Williams is one of nine players in NHL history to score 100 goals and win the Stanley Cup with two different franchises.
The Hurricanes will don the Whalers jerseys tonight in a special throwback night.
Kings Lineup Notes:
MacDermid will be in for Hutton
Luff, MacDermid, Ryan (IR), Lizotte (in LA) are out