Justin Williams sure must be glad to be on the other side of the puck.
The former Hurricanes right wing had a goal and an assist in his Los Angeles Kings’ 5-2 win Wednesday, extending Carolina’s losing streak to an incredible 13 games. Wayne Simmonds and Ryan Smyth also had goals and assists, while Jarret Stoll scored and Anze Kopitar added two assists to his NHL-leading 30 points as the Kings shot three straight goals in the final 20 minutes.
Chalk this one up to another painful loss for the ‘Canes, who were held to fewer than three goals for the eighth straight game, suffering a seventh consecutive regulation loss. Surrendering franchise goalie Cam Ward to injury doesn’t help either, and last night was their first full game without him. Get used to seeing former St. Louis Blues veteran Manny Legace though, as Ward is expected to miss 3-4 weeks due to the leg laceration he braved during the team’s loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 7th.
The Hurricanes have matched their worst start in franchise history with seven points in 17 games, going 0-10-3 of their last 13 contests. Actually, they’re one winless game from equalling the club record of 14 straight (0-8-6) set in 1992, back when they were in Hartford.
Carolina will attempt to stop the bleeding when they take on the NY Islanders (6-6-6) this Friday night.Tweet
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