Justin Williams (a.k.a. Mr. Glass) and the LA Kings were gracious enough to come to NC for their royal butt-kickin. Actually, it was a pretty close one til Jeff Skinner put the game winner past Bernier after a strong attack that left the goalie down and out in the third period. Last time these two met Skinner tallied his first NHL goal. After a strong last minute effort from the Kings, who pulled Bernier with under 2 minutes left but were forced to put him back in after an icing call, the Canes held on to the 2-1 win at home in front of a loud and proud Saturday crowd.
Very limited SOG stat allowed by both teams...
GOALS (assists): CAR Jiri Tlusty, Jeff Skinner (Jokinen, Bowman); LAK PPG Anze Kopitar (J. Williams, J. Johnson)
SOG: CAR 22, LAK 25
PENALTIES: CAR 3, LAK 4
Fight: Tim Gleason vs Kyle Clifford