-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 36-29-10 all-time against the Carolina franchise, a record that includes a road mark of 14-17-7. The Kings finished with a 1-1-0 record in the season series, with each team winning on the road.
-Los Angeles improved to 10-10-2 against the Eastern Conference, 7-4-1 against the Metropolitan Division, 8-7-1 when tied after the first period, 8-2-2 when tied after two periods, 18-13-2 when outshooting their opponent and 7-8 in games decided by three or more goals.
-By winning his 619th career game, Darryl Sutter moved within one win of Bryan Murray (620 wins) for 11th place on the NHL’s all-time wins list.
-Peter Budaj recorded his fifth shutout of the season and the 16th shutout of his career. His five shutouts are tied with Devan Dubnyk and Tuukka Rask for second place in the NHL behind Braden Holtby’s six shutouts, while his 2.06 goals-against average ranks fifth amongst qualified goaltenders. He improved to 3-1-1 in his career against the Hurricanes with a 0.99 goals-against average and a.977 save percentage.
-Drew Doughty extended his assist and point streak to four games (1-4=5).
-Los Angeles attempted 52 shots (29 on goal, 11 blocked, 12 missed). Carolina attempted 53 shots (22 on goal, 18 blocked, 13 missed). Andy Andreoff and Victor Rask tied with a game-high four shots on goal.
-The Kings won 24-of-53 faceoffs (45%). Anze Kopitar won 5-of-19, Andy Andreoff won 2-of-4, Nick Shore won 3-of-3, Trevor Lewis won 2-of-6 and Jeff Carter won 12-of-18.
The Kings are off until Monday, January 30. Their practice time at Toyota Sports Center that day is TBD.