RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Elias Lindholm’s second-period goal proved to be the difference in the Carolina Hurricanes’ 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday.
The Hurricanes (2-6-2) won for the second straight day, and Los Angeles remained winless on the road this season. The Kings are 0-3-2 on the road and 6-1 at home in the early stages of their Stanley Cup title defense.
Victor Rask and Chris Terry also scored for the Hurricanes.
Mike Richards and Alec Martinez had goals for Los Angeles.
Rask gave the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead with 1:34 left in the first period off a nifty pass by Chris Terry. Just 50 seconds into the middle period on the power play, Terry fired in a one-timer from the right wing to make it 2-0.
Richards cut the Kings’ deficit in half when he scored at 5:39 of the second to make it 2-1.
Lindholm’s shot through a screen at 16:01 restored Carolina’s two-goal lead. Lindholm scored for the third time in two days after netting a pair of goals in Saturday’s home win over Arizona.
Carolina’s Cam Ward, making his third straight start and coming off a shutout win on Saturday, made 30 saves.
Jonathan Quick stopped 29 shots for the Kings.
Both teams scored power-play goals. Carolina went 1-for-4 with the advantage, and Los Angeles was 1-for-3.
NOTES: Carolina RW Alexander Semin was a healthy scratch for the second straight game. … Los Angeles C Anze Kopitar returned to the lineup after missing three games because of an upper body injury.
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