Place: Staples Center.
Date: on the 03rd of December, 2018 (Monday)
Match start: 04:30 (GMT+1)
Tournament: USA. MLS.
Los Angeles has spent three away matches in a row and could take away two points only from Vancouver (2:1, OT). The Kings can’t score much as for five last matches the hosts have scored only 12 pucks and five of them were scored to Edmonton (5:2).
It’s not enough that Carl Hagelin is injured but also participation of Ilya Kovalchuk who is nearly the top scorer of the team is under the question now.
Jonathan Quick returned after the injury. For five games he has missed 20 pucks, having stoned 86.1% of shots.
Carolina has gained many points in the last games, having lost only to Islanders (1:4) and to Anaheim (1:2, OT). Hurricanes can’t still adjust their game in attack, more precisely the guests have problems with stability in attack.
In five last matches Hurricanes threw only 13 times, but they have missed only ten goals. Meanwhile they take the seventh place in the Conference, but the competition in the East is really crazy.
Curtis McElhinney became the main goalkeeper of the guests. For ten matches he missed only 21 goals, having scored 93% of shots.
Statistics and head-to- heads Los Angeles vs Carolina Hurricanes
Five last matches between the teams took place in California (total over 5.5).
Los Angeles has spent three last matches with total under 5.5.
Carolina played four last games with total under 5.5.
Carolina played 16 out of 25 matches with total under 5.5.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Los Angeles vs Carolina Hurricanes
Los Angeles to win – 2.9;
Draw – 3.92;
Carolina Hurricanes to win – 2.25;
Carolina doesn’t score a lot of pucks, besides defense of Los Angeles isn’t so bad.
To crown it all, Jonathan Quick returned to the team, but important players of the attack were injured.
Hurricanes are good in defense and we don’t wait from this game a large number of the scored goals.