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RALEIGH Mike Condon Jersey , N.C. (AP) Even as an offensive-minded defenseman, earning a hat trick never really entered Justin Faulk’s mind.That changed Tuesday night.Faulk had his first career hat trick, Jeff Skinner scored twice, and the Carolina Hurricanes routed the short-handed Los Angeles Kings 7-3.Faulk’s three goals came in a span of 12:21 as Carolina raced out to a 5-0 lead. He became the 10th defenseman in NHL history to score a natural hat trick.”It’s not something I ever really thought about, getting a hat trick,” Faulk said. ”I know I’ve had plenty of two-goal games. It’s pretty cool. I like that (defenseman) scoring, so hopefully it happens more.”Jacob Slavin and Sebastian Aho also scored for the Hurricanes, who won their third straight and finished their eight-game homestand 5-2-1. Cam Ward made 27 saves.Slavin opened the scoring 6:40 into the game and Faulk scored just over two minutes later. He scored again on a slap shot in the waning minutes of the first period, and completed his hat trick with another slap shot 1:17 into the second period.”Obviously the puck was coming off the stick tonight all right tonight,” Faulk said. ”I’m not going to turn down opportunities to shoot. Sometimes that’s probably (been) a bad thing in my career, I shoot a little too much once in a while. But I treated it the same, whether I had one goal or three goals.”Anze Kopitar, Tyler Toffoli, and Torrey Mitchell scored the Kings, who were without key forwards Dustin Brown (suspension) and Trevor Lewis (injury). Jonathan Quick saved 16 of 20 shots before being pulled following Faulk’s third goal.Carolina outshot Los Angeles 41-30 and was in control from the outset.The Hurricanes outshot the Kings 18-3 in the first period. The result was a 3-0 edge at the first intermission.”They showed up to work and we didn’t Jaycob Megna Jersey Womens ,” Los Angeles coach John Stevens said. ”Pretty simple…Penalty kill, checking, breaking the puck out, you’ve got to put your work boots on and you’ve got be ready to work. We didn’t, and we got the result we deserve.”Carolina piled on in the second. Faulk reached his hat trick with a slapper on the power play from the left point that beat Quick – his second straight power play goal – to make it 4-0, and the Kings netminder skated to the bench as hats rained onto the ice at PNC Arena.Darcy Kuemper replaced Quick and was given the same rough treatment. Carolina peppered him with five quick shots, including one that hit the crossbar and another that hit the post, and Skinner finally found twine on the power play with a wrist shot over Kuemper’s glove into the top corner of the net.The Kings kicked into gear down five goals. Kopitar’s power-play goal got them going and Toffoli banged home a loose puck in front of the net in the final minutes of the second. Mitchell’s pristine redirection of a Kyle Clifford pass 6:43 into the third period made it interesting, but Skinner squashed any comeback hopes with a backhander with 5:45 left.”They were coming,” Skinner said. ”They’re a good team, they’ve got some skilled guys. I think once we scored that goal there, it turned it around for us”.Aho followed with a breakaway goal for the finishing touch.Kuemper made 18 saves on 21 shots in relief of Quick.NOTES: Carolina scored three power plays goals in a game for the first time this season. … Teuvo Teravainen had three assists and Aho, Justin Williams and Victor Rask had two for the Hurricanes. … Skinner passed Geoff Sanderson (196) for seventh place on Carolina’s all-time goals list and Erik Cole (363) for third on the team’s all-time points list. … The Kings placed Lewis (upper body injury) on injured reserve before the game, retroactive to Feb. 9. … Brown served a one-game suspension for kneeing Tampa Bay D Mikhail Sergachev on Feb. 10.UP NEXTKings: Continue their seven-game road trip at Pittsburgh on Thursday.Hurricanes: Travel to face New Jersey on Thursday. For years, Evgeni Malkin has been the other Pittsburgh Penguins star center Ryan Dzingel Jersey , often even when he and uber popular teammate Sidney Crosby are both playing lights-out.Malkin is difficult to ignore lately. Going into Saturday’s against the Toronto Maple Leafs at PPG Paints Arena, Malkin has six goals, 11 points over his past six games and, overall, ranked second in the NHL going into Friday’s games with 20 points in 11 games.Centering Pittsburgh’s only line that has stuck together, with wingers Carl Hagelin and Phil Kessel, Malkin has been a force.Article continues below ...“It’s not me. It’s the whole line. It’s the whole team,” Malkin, the league’s No. 2 star of the month for October, insisted. “I had a great summer. I worked with Alex (Trinca, the Penguins’), conditioning coach. We worked hard all summer. And a little bit of rest. We had some months (off) this year. I play with Phil and (Hagelin). They’re great guys, great players.“I just do my job. I try to do my best. I feel good, fresh. My legs are moving, and I just stay at the same level.”Crosby has still been a worthy bookend. After going the first six games without a goal Womens Tom Pyatt Jersey , he has six goals and 14 points for Pittsburgh (6-2-3) going into the game against Toronto (8-5-0).The Maple Leafs had a one-two offensive punch with homegrown young star Auston Matthews and veteran John Tavares, formerly with the Islanders, but Matthews last week sustained a shoulder injury that is expected to sideline him for another three weeks or so.Matthews has a team-best 10 goals and is tied for the Maple Leafs’ lead with 16 points. The team is 0-2 with a total of two goals without Matthews.“What I find with most injuries is it takes your team a little bit to figure out how we’re going to go again,” Toronto coach Mike Babcock said. “It takes the coach a little bit to figure (it) out. To have success, you’ve got to trust all your guys. Even though your depth gets hurt a little bit, you’ve got to play with depth.“We’ve got to find ways to win games. Just stay with the process and keep doing good things, and good things will happen to you. Let’s get to work. We play a good Pittsburgh team we’re excited to play.”Tavares has seven goals and 14 points, but has just one point, an assist, since Matthews got hurt.“I know I’m counted on to produce. It’s part of the game and supposed to be one of my strengths,” Tavares said. “I wouldn’t say I put any more pressure myself on than I do normally to play at a high level and play at it consistently.”The Penguins beat the Maple Leafs 3-0 in Toronto Oct. 18, a game that launched a 4-0 road trip through Canada. Since then, Pittsburgh went 0-1-1 in a home-and-home series against the New York Islanders.“We think everybody’s contributing at this point,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. “We just have to get better with each game.”
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