Los Angeles 2, Nashville 1

Thursday, October 17, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Los Angeles 5-3-0-0 1-1-0-0 4-2-0-0 W1
Nashville 3-3-0-1 3-1-0-1 0-2-0-0 L1


Kings 2, Predators 1 (SO): Anze Kopitar flipped a backhand deke over Pekka Rinne in the third round of the shootout to lift visiting Los Angeles over Nashville.

Defenseman Slava Voynov scored with 42 seconds remaining in the first period for the Kings, who finished their four-game road trip with a 3-1-0 record. Jonathan Quick made 34 saves and was perfect in the shootout for his fourth victory.

Matt Cullen netted his first goal of the season for the Predators, who will embark on a three-game road trip starting on Saturday. Rinne stopped 29 shots while playing in his 300th career NHL game and denied Mike Richards and Jeff Carter in the shootout.

Craig Smith and Filip Forsberg missed the net with their attempts in the shootout before Quick stopped Cullen in the third round to set the stage for Kopitar’s winner.

Cullen opened the scoring by finishing a hectic scramble in front of Quick 10:33 into the game. Voynov tied the game late in the first period with a quick wrist shot for his second goal of the season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Predators and Kings registered 15 shots each in a wild back-and-forth first period. … Both clubs also went 0-for-4 on the power play. ... The Predators finished their five-game homestand with a 3-1-1 record.

Top Game Performances

Los Angeles   Nashville
Slava Voynov 1 Points Matt Cullen 1
Slava Voynov 1 Goals Matt Cullen 1
Jeff Carter 1 Assists Gabriel Bourque 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Quick .971 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne .967
Jonathan Quick 34 Saves Pekka Rinne 29

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 30 2 0-4 4-4 8 26
Nashville 35 1 0-4 4-4 8 34

Upcoming Games

  • Nashville will play its next game on the road against Montreal. The Predators have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play its next game at home against Dallas. The Kings have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .750 after a loss.
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