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Tanner Pearson lifts Kings to 3-2 win over Hurricanes

Tanner Pearson lifts Kings to 3-2 win over Hurricanes
Kings forward Trevor Lewis, center, celebrates after scoring in front of Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward, second right, and defenseman Andrej Sekera, right, during the second period of the Kings' 3-2 win at Staples Center on Thursday. (Harry How / Getty Images)

Tanner Pearson ended his 11-game goal drought with the tiebreaking score, and Jonathan Quick made 25 saves in the Kings' NHL-best 10th home victory of the season, 3-2 over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.

Jarret Stoll and Trevor Lewis also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who have won three straight. The Kings largely controlled play with 39 shots, and they hung on through a scoreless third period for their sixth win in eight meetings with Carolina.

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Jeff Skinner and Eric Staal scored for the Hurricanes, who have lost four of five.

Cam Ward stopped 36 shots, but Carolina failed to build on the momentum of its victory in Dallas on Tuesday to open a five-game road trip.

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