On winning the final game before the All-Star Break:
Both teams – similar to the game out there, the 3-1 game that they scored a shorty and a breakaway goal, and we had some shorthanded great opportunities tonight, and our penalty was really good.
On Carolina being shut out for the first time th... Read More
Los Angeles Kings 3, Carolina Hurricanes 0
SOG: LAK – 29; CAR – 22
PP: LAK – 0/1; CAR – 0/4
1) LAK - Marian Gaborik (5) (Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar), 15:17
2) L... Read More
The Carolina Hurricanes, much like the Los Angeles Kings, are a detail-oriented club. Players are adept at sticking to and executing the game plan and at playing positionally sound hockey. It has certainly worked at home, where Carolina is 15-5-1 this season.
The Hurricanes have generally been a... Read More
Good afternoon from suburban Raleigh. The Kings took the ice at 11:30 a.m. at the home of the Carolina Hurricanes and N.C. State and aligned as such:
McNab... Read More
On the Muzzin-Doughty pair:
We’ve used guys all over, quite honest. I know it’s demanding for whoever he’s played with this year. It’s been a different level in terms of the transition with our team. Drew makes guys around him better when they’re struggling. He makes you guys that you call up safe... Read More
Good morning, North Carolina, and good morning, Insiders.
For the first time in something like 30 years, give or take, we saw blue sky. Imagine that! After a rainy weekend in New York that followed a rainy week in Los Angeles, we descended upon Raleigh with nary a cloud to be seen and deplaned in... Read More
It’s always a treat when the Carolina Hurricanes visit Staples Center and Dieter Ruehle dusts off Brass Bonanza, the Hartford Whalers’ unofficial anthem, for the only time of the year. He did so twice on Thursday – once as part of his doors-opening medley, and once again in the first period before s... Read More
-With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 35-29-10 all-time against the Carolina franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 22-12-3. The Hurricanes won at Staples Center for the first time since December 8 2005, a 3-2 win in which Martin Gerber earned the win and Mathieu Garon took the loss. Carolin... Read More
Bill Peters, on the biggest difference between tonight and their game against Anaheim:
Little better defensively, obviously. Spent more time with the puck coming down the stretch then we did last night.
Peters, on Derek Ryan’s performance in recent games:
Well you know what right now down two g... Read More
On the lack of scoring chances in the game:
I don’t think our top guys were very sharp, and they didn’t have any scoring chances.
On whether the effort was “disappointing” after several days off:
No, it’s disappointing because it’s the third time this year we’ve had three days between games, an... Read More