Necas, Aho lead the way in Hurricanes’ 4-2 win over Kings – Winnipeg Free Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Martin Necas had a goal and an assist and the Carolina Hurricanes extended their winning streak to four games, beating the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 on Saturday night.

Brady Skjei, Sebastian Aho and Andrei Svechnikov also scored for the Hurricanes, who got at least one point for the 10th time in their past 11 games. Pyotr Kochetkov made 31 saves.

Samuel Fagemo scored his first career goal for Los Angeles, and Arthur Kaliyev connected on the power play. The Kings had their four-game point streak end. Jonathan Quick allowed four goals on 31 shots.

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov (52) pokes the puck away from Los Angeles Kings left wing Kevin Fiala (22) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

The Hurricanes led 2-0 after the first period on goals by Skjei and Necas.

Skjei’s third of the season opened the scoring at 4:01, finishing off a rush on a backhand shot into an open net after a sliding Quick took himself out of the play. Jordan Martinook had the primary assist, but his clever chip off the boards to give Carolina numbers the other way was even more noteworthy.

Necas doubled the advantage with 19 seconds left on a 6-on-4 power play as a delayed penalty allowed the Hurricanes to get an extra attacker on the ice. Necas, who has three goals and one assist in his past four games, got his team-leading fourth score with the man-advantage on a shot from the right circle through traffic.

Aho made it 3-0 with 5:49 remaining in the second, putting in Necas’ pass from close range after missing a sitter earlier in the period. It was his 192nd goal, moving into a tie with Pat Verbeek for eighth in franchise history.

Kaliyev buried a one-timer midway through the third to get the Kings on the board, but Svechnikov benefitted from a fortunate redirect off a Los Angeles defender to push the lead back to 4-1.

Fagemo made it 4-2 with 3:35 remaining, but the Kings couldn’t get any closer.


The Hurricanes have scored on the power play in six straight games. They are 9 for 16 in that span. … Carolina D Brent Burns had two assists, giving him 50 points in 74 games against Los Angeles. … Hurricanes F Seth Jarvis got his fifth point during a five-game streak with a secondary assist on Aho’s goal.


Hurricanes: At Anaheim on Tuesday night.

Kings: At Ottawa on Tuesday night.


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