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Hurricanes score six, send Kings to ninth straight loss

Teravainen has goal, three assists for Carolina

by Kurt Dusterberg / NHL.com Correspondent

Teravainen buries Ferland's feed

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Micheal Ferland dishes to Teuvo Teravainen, who hammers a one-timer from the circle that beats Jonathan Quick to give the Hurricanes a 5-0 lead

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Teuvo Teravainen had a goal and three assists for the Carolina Hurricanes, who handed the Los Angeles Kings their ninth straight loss, 6-1 at PNC Arena on Tuesday.

Petr Mrazek made 22 saves for the Hurricanes (34-23-6), who are tied in points with the Pittsburgh Penguins for third place in the Metropolitan Division.

Dougie Hamilton had two goals and an assist, and Jordan Staal had three assists for the Hurricanes, who have won three in a row and are 12-3-1 in the past 16 games.

"When we're getting pucks in and forechecking and our forwards just buzz, it's really hard to play against," Hamilton said. "It's a lot of fun for us."

 

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The Kings (23-33-7) are 0-6-3 in their past nine games, their longest losing streak since going 0-10-0 from Feb. 22-March 9, 1984. Jonathan Quick allowed six goals on 20 shots in two periods and was pulled from his second consecutive start. Jack Campbell made 14 saves in relief.

"We've got to be better in front of [Quick]. That's all there is to it," Kings coach Willie Desjardins said. "It's not fair to him."

Hamilton's 11th goal of the season gave the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead at 5:56 of the first period. Quick was caught behind the net after a collision with Saku Maenalanen, and Hamilton shot into an open net.

Teravainen forced a turnover in Carolina's defensive zone that sent Sebastian Aho on a 2-on-1 for his 25th goal and a 2-0 lead at 11:15.

"We just worked pretty hard," Teravainen said. "We got a lot of loose pucks and turned the puck over from them. I think that's how we got all our chances."

Video: LAK@CAR: Aho wrists one by Quick

One night after the Hurricanes lost 4-3 in a shootout at the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Kings couldn't halt their momentum after 20 minutes.

"We weren't good enough in the first," Desjardins said. "They score early in the second, then they got another one, so now you're losing more momentum. That's something we have to deal with as a group. We've put together some good hockey. Tonight wasn't one of them."

Carolina made it 3-0 25 seconds into the second period when Teravainen fed Micheal Ferland in the high slot for his 17th goal. Jaccob Slavin's slap shot from the top of the left circle on a power play made it 4-0 at 2:19.

Teravainen scored on a one-timer from low in the right circle off a pass from Ferland for a 5-0 lead at 14:01. Hamilton made it 6-0 with a one-timer at 14:41.

Video: LAK@CAR: Hamilton blasts one-timer past Quick

"We had a strong second, which obviously helped kind of end the game," Staal said. "We were fortunate to kind of cruise in the third, which is nice."

Dustin Brown scored on a wrist shot at 12:02 of the third period to cut the lead to 6-1.

 

They said it

"Everyone is frustrated, obviously. We've lost [nine] in a row. We have to go home and regroup and do a little bit of soul searching, get some pride going and play for each other." -- Kings forward Trevor Lewis

"It's confidence, it's learning from mistakes last year. I feel like this group is more ready and more fun in the locker room. You can see every day there is some good humor around here. We just try to get better every day. That's what keeps us going." -- Hurricanes forward Teuvo Teravainen

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Need to know

The Kings have been outscored 38-21 during the losing streak and have allowed at least four goals in seven of the games. … Ferland and defenseman Justin Faulk each left with an upper-body injury in the second period. … Hurricanes defenseman Calvin de Haan appeared to injure himself in a post-game workout and needed assistance from two players to leave the weight room. There was no update. … Aho has 25 points (nine goals, 16 assists) in his past 20 games. He is the second player in Hurricanes history to score 70 points in a season prior to his 22nd birthday (Eric Staal, 2005-06). … Teravainen tied his NHL career high with 41 assists (2017-18). He has 25 points (eight goals, 17 assists) in his past 20 games. … Either Aho or Teravainen has scored a point on 91 of Carolina's 186 goals this season (48.9 percent).

 

What's next

Kings: Host the Dallas Stars on Thursday (10:30 p.m. ET; FS-W, FS-SW, NHL.TV)  

Hurricanes: Host the St. Louis Blues on Friday (7:30 p.m. ET; FS-CR, FS-MW, NHL.TV)

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