The Hurricanes finished October with a record of 0-6-2; but when the calendar changed to November so did the Hurricanes. For the first time this season the Hurricanes have a win streak of 2 after defeating the Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings 3-2. After coming off the win the night before the Hurricanes came out a little slow allowing the Kings to get some good offensive chance but Cam Ward shined again for the second night in a row; Ward stopped 30 out of 32 shots faced.
When the LA Kings came into Carolina they were already having a tough trip East losing the first 3 games and still looking for the 1st road win of the season. The Conn Smythe winner Justin Williams made his return to Raleigh; Williams is a beloved former Hurricane who was traded to the Kings in 2009 and has been an instrumental part of there success as well.
Hurricanes got out to an early 2-0 lead with goals from Victor Rask and Chris Terry; that was Rask 1st NHL goal and Terry got another powerplay goal for the Canes. With that power play goal the Hurricanes are 8-34 on the season. The Kings never got a lead and never tied the game but Elias Lindholm had the game winning goal in the 2nd period and he is now on a goal streak of 2 games.
When the Hurricanes return to PNC Arena on November 7th against the Blue Jackets it will be hockey fights cancer night. So make sure you wear some lavender!!!
1. Cam Ward: 30 out of 32 Shots
2. Elias Lindholm: Game Winning Goal
3. Chris Terry: Powerplay Goal
1st Period: Victor Rask (1) ASST: Terry (3) Boychuk (2)
Chris Terry (3) ASST: Sekera (4) Lindholm (2)
2nd Period: Elias Lindholm ASST: Gerbe (2) Nash (5)
3rd Period: NONE