— The Kings broke their two-game losing streak, improved to 11-6-2 — including 6-4-1 on the road — and dropped Carolina to 0-10-3 in its last 13 games.
— Erik Ersberg made 22 saves for his first victory of the season and his first victory since Dec. 13 of last year. In between, Ersberg went 0-7-3 in 10 decisions.
— Randy Jones had one goal and one assist in his debut with the Kings and played 16 minutes, 25 seconds, mostly with Jack Johnson as a partner. Jones entered the game with 13 goals and 56 assists in 217 career NHL games. Last season, he had two multi-point games in 47 games with Philadelphia.
— Anze Kopitar had two assists to push his league-leading point total to 30 (14 goals, 16 assists) in 19 games. Kopitar has now recorded at least one point in five consecutive games and has recorded at least one point in 16 of the Kings’ 19 games this season.
— Justin Williams had one goal and one assist against a Carolina team that he won the Stanley Cup with. Williams now has 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) in 14 games and has two multi-point games (out of five) since he returned from a lower-body injury on Nov. 2.
— Wayne Simmonds had one goal and one assist. He broke a two-game streak without a point and recorded his third multi-point game of the season. Simmonds had three multi-point games in 82 games last season.
— Ryan Smyth had one goal and one assist, giving him 22 points (nine goals, 13 assists) in 19 games. Smyth had totaled just one assist in his previous three games.
— Dustin Brown had one assist, his 11th of the season, and has two goals and two assists in his last four games.
— Alexander Frolov had two assists, following a five-game stretch in which he had only one assist.
— Jarret Stoll scored a goal and has two goals and two assists in his last four games.
— The Kings outshot the Hurricanes 31-24. Smyth had a team-high six shots on goal.
— The Kings went 2-for-5 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. The Kings had been 1 for 15 on the power play in their previous six games and 4 for 7 on the penalty kill in their previous two games.
— Drew Doughty played a team-high 24 minutes, 15 seconds. Kopitar led all Kings forwards at 22:23.
— The Kings lost 28 of 49 faceoffs (43 percent). Handzus lost 10 of 12.