The view from Raleigh

In a way, it’s a shame that the Kings and Carolina Hurricanes don’t play each other more often. Six of the teams’ last seven meetings have been decided by one goal, including last night’s game and the Kings’ 4-3 victory at Staples Center last season. The Kings haven’t enjoyed a lot of Southern hospitality of late, though. They entered last night’s game with a three-game winning streak against the Hurricanes, but the Kings have won only one of their last six games at Carolina (1-2-3). The Hurricanes haven’t been making much of a playoff push of late, but it’s not for a lack of defense and goaltending. The Hurricanes have allowed two or fewer goals in 10 of their last 11 games. The Kings played right into the Hurricanes’ hands, given that the Kings haven’t even reached the two-goal mark in more than one-third of their games this season. Click below to see how The News & Observer — Raleigh’s big newspaper — covered last night’s game…

Skinner’s goal lifts Canes to 2-1 win over Kings

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