RALEIGH, N.C. -- Jeff Carter scored and Jonathan Quick improved his career record to 32-18 in shootouts as the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Friday night.
The Kings began a four-game road swing through the Southeast with a victory as Carter beat Cam Ward on a backhander as the second Kings shooter. Quick stopped Jeff Skinner, Alexander Semin and Nathan Gerbe in the shootout.
Carolina (2-2-1) has yet to score more than three goals in any of its first five games.
With 2:38 left in overtime, Hurricanes defenseman Jay Harrison was called for hooking as he tried to tie up Mike Richards from breaking in alone on Ward. However, the Kings failed to get a shot on goal as Carolina was able to clear the puck four times and the Kings were called for icing once.
There was no scoring for more than 53 minutes, then each team found the net in a 40-second span as Ward and Quick lost their shutout bids and the game went to overtime tied 1-1.
Los Angeles took three penalties in the first 12:44 of the third period and the last one, a hooking call against Jarrett Stoll, cost the Kings. Skinner scored his first goal of the season on a rebound, but not before Dwight King got LA on the board with a short-handed goal in the early stages of Carolina's man-advantage opportunity.
King broke in on Ward for his first goal of the season after Justin Faulk overskated the puck at the blue line when he tried to secure an errant pass from Eric Staal as the Canes attempted to break out of their zone on the power play.
Elias Lindholm, the fifth overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft who scored his first career goal on Thursday night in Carolina's 3-2 victory at Washington, left early in the second period with what appeared to be a shoulder injury. The 18-year-old center became the youngest Swedish-born player in NHL history to score a goal and was promoted to the third line against the Kings.
However, the rookie left the ice once in the first period after taking a hit to a shoulder and then exited less than five minutes into the second after another hit along the boards and didn't return.
NOTES: The Kings begin the season with six of eight games on the road. ... Carolina C Brett Sutter played against his father -- Kings coach Darryl Sutter -- for the first time in his career. ... Canes D Justin Faulk, who is 14th in the league in ice time, missed several first-period shifts after a hard check against Kings captain Dustin Brown. ... Staal played in his 695th game, moving past former captain Rod Brind'Amour and into sole possession of second place on the Hurricanes' career list. ... Quick logged his first action against Carolina in career game No. 291. ... D Mike Komisarek made his season debut with the Canes after being a healthy scratch for the first four games.
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