Since posting a 6-3 triumph over the St. Louis Blues on November
22, the Kings have dropped five of their last seven games,
tallying just 15 times over that stretch.
Los Angeles ended a four-game skid and capped its four-game road
trip with a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on
Dustin Brown scored both goals for the Kings, who got a
brilliant performance from Mathieu Garon. The 27-year-old
netminder stopped a season-high 36 shots and notched his fifth
win in his last seven appearances.
Despite Garon's recent strong play, Los Angeles has struggled
over the last two weeks due largely in part to an ineffective
The Kings, who are 10-4-0 at home this season, will look to end
their recent doldrums Thursday when they host a Hurricanes
squad which will be carrying some momentum from a convincing 6-2
victory over the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim on Tuesday.
Kevyn Adams recorded his second career hat trick and Craig Adams
and captain Rod Brind'Amour supplied three assists apiece for
Carolina, which improved to 2-1-1 on its six-game road trip.