The Kings surged into the All-Star break with a 3-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., on Thursday night. The Kings (24-21-4) turned a goaltender’s duel into a lopsided win with three goals in the final 4 minutes and 43 seconds. The Hurricanes (21-20-7) generated a handful of high-grade chances but were ultimately unable to put them away.
Here’s some of what we learned from the game:
There were a lot of ways to positively characterize the Kings defense and goaltending on Thursday.
Peter Budaj made 22 saves en route to his fifth shutout of the season. That was the first shutout loss of the...