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Carolina 5, Los Angeles 4
When: 4:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 20, 2021
Where: Arena, Los Angeles, California
Referees: Graham Skilliter, Justin St. Pierre
Linesmen: Bevan Mills, Killian McNamara
Attendance: 15744

Martin Necas scored the winning goal with 34 seconds left in the second period and Frederik Andersen made 39 saves as the visiting Carolina Hurricanes recorded a 5-4 win against the Los Angeles Kings in a back-and-forth affair on Saturday.

Necas' winner was a highlight-reel effort. Necas cut inside around Kings defenseman Mikey Anderson before slipping the puck by goaltender Cal Petersen.

Sebastian Aho and Derek Stepan each had a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes, who won their fourth straight and are 8-1-0 on the road.

Adrian Kempe scored twice, Brendan Lemieux had a goal and an assist, and Alex Edler had two assists for the Kings, who are 0-2-1 after a seven-game winning streak. Petersen made 15 saves.

Jarvis scored for the third straight game to give Carolina a 1-0 lead three minutes into the first period. Aho skated down the left side before threading a pass through the legs of Anderson to Jarvis, who connected from the low slot.

Blake Lizotte tied it 1-1 at 4:38, picking up a loose puck in the left faceoff circle before snapping it past Andersen for his first of the season.

The Hurricanes responded 10 seconds later. Brady Skjei's point shot deflected off Jordan Martinook's stick and hit Stepan's skate in front to make it 2-1 at 4:48.

Kempe brought the Kings level at 12:39, deflecting a point shot from defenseman Alex Edler to tie it 2-2.

The Kings appeared to take a 3-2 lead with 20 seconds remaining in the period but the goal was overturned after the Hurricanes challenged for goaltender interference.

Aho put Carolina back on top 3-2 with 13:44 left in the second period, firing a shot from the top of the left circle that went off Los Angeles defenseman Tobias Bjornfot.

Kempe tied it again with 10:27 to go with a short-handed tally, intercepting Andrei Svechnikov's pass attempt before breaking in for his second of the game.

Jesperi Kotkaniemi lifted a backhander at the right of the net to make it 4-3 for the Hurricanes with 8:40 left.

The Kings came back again, with Lemieux sweeping in a loose puck at the crease at 18:00 to tie it 4-4 before the Hurricanes scored the winner.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Carolina   Los Angeles
Sebastian Aho 2 Points Adrian Kempe 2
Sebastian Aho 1 Goals Adrian Kempe 2
Sebastian Aho 1 Assists Alexander Edler 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals Adrian Kempe 1
Frederik Andersen .907 Save Percentage Cal Petersen .750
Frederik Andersen 39 Saves Cal Petersen 15
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Carolina 20 5 0-2 4-4 8 19
Los Angeles 43 4 0-4 2-2 4 28
Upcoming Games
  • Los Angeles will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Kings have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .222 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play their next game on the road against San Jose. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .846 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.