RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA (TICKER)—The Los Angeles Kings seek consecutive wins for the first time in over a month as they conclude a three-game road trip against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.
Los Angeles has not won two in a row since February 11-13 against Nasville and Calgary, when it got within one game of .500. But the Kings are 6-8-0 since then and are eight points from the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
The Kings have not missed the playoffs since 1998-99, which was the year before coach Andy Murray replaced Larry Robinson.
Carolina had a season-high four-game winning streak snapped with a 5-3 setback in Philadelphia on Thursday. Jeff O’Neill scored his team-leading 21st goal and Radim Vrbata tallied for the second time in as many games since being acquired from Colorado before Tuesday’s trade deadline.
Los Angeles scored four power-play goals in an 8-2 home win over Carolina on February 7.