Nashville 2, Los Angeles 1

Monday, February 27, 2012 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Los Angeles 28-23-5-7 16-13-0-4 12-10-5-3 L1
Nashville 37-19-3-4 21-7-2-3 16-12-1-1 W2


PREDATORS 2, KINGS 1: Rookie Roman Josi and Patric Hornqvist scored goals as Nashville held off visiting Los Angeles.

Pekka Rinne turned aside 30 shots for his league-leading 35th win and the Predators beat the Kings for the first time in the last four meetings in Nashville.

David Legwand assisted on both goals to help the Predators improve to 4-0-1 in their last five overall and 17-2-2 in the last 21 games at Bridgestone Arena.

Rinne had his shutout bid spoiled when Dustin Brown scored with 3:24 left for the Kings, who lost for the fifth time in six games.

Josi, coming off his first career two-point game Saturday, staked Nashville to a 1-0 lead at 18:27 of the first period with a wrister from the blue line that appeared to deflect off a stick of a Kings player and past netminder Jonathan Quick.

Hornqvist made it 2-0 at 3:52 of the second, pouncing on Legwand's shot that caromed off the backboards and drilling a shot past Quick.

Brown gave the Kings life with his fourth goal in two games, beating Rinne through a screen after fanning on his initial shot.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Predators were among the biggest movers at Monday's trade deadline, acquiring C Paul Gaustad from the Buffalo Sabres for a first-round draft pick. Nashville also received a fourth-round pick in the deal. The Predators also traded for Montreal forward Andrei Kostitsyn in exchange for a second-round pick and conditional fifth-round selection. The deal reunites Kostitsyn with his brother, Sergei.

Top Game Performances

Los Angeles   Nashville
Dustin Brown 1 Points David Legwand 2
Dustin Brown 1 Goals Patric Hornqvist 1
Anze Kopitar 1 Assists David Legwand 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Quick .929 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne .968
Jonathan Quick 26 Saves Pekka Rinne 30

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 31 1 0-1 1-1 2 23
Nashville 28 2 0-1 1-1 2 22

Upcoming Games

  • Nashville will play its next game on the road against Carolina. The Predators have a W/L % of .568 after a win and .615 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play its next game on the road against Minnesota. The Kings have a W/L % of .321 after a win and .543 after a loss.
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