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Tanner Pearson ends scoring drought as Kings beat Hurricanes, 3-2
Tanner Pearson ends scoring drought as Kings beat Hurricanes, 3-2

Tanner Pearson's season has been a wild adventure. He went from winning the NHL's rookie of the month honor in October to being stapled to the Kings' bench by Coach Darryl Sutter in November when his scoring touch vanished. Sutter could have scratched him from the lineup against Carolina on Thursday at Staples Center but instead put the young winger alongside veteran center Mike Richards and rugged winger Kyle Clifford, a place where Pearson could flourish. Pearson responded with his first goal in 12 games, since Oct. 26, batting in a fluttering puck early in the second period for the decisive goal in the Kings' 3-2 victory over the Hurricanes. That extended the...

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