Nashville 4, Los Angeles 3

Saturday, November 2, 2013 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Nashville 7-5-0-2 4-2-0-1 3-3-0-1 W1
Los Angeles 9-6-0-0 5-3-0-0 4-3-0-0 L1

Recap


Predators 4, Kings 3: David Legwand scored his second goal with 3:56 to play as visiting Nashville thwarted a comeback by Los Angeles.

Legwand and captain Shea Weber scored first-period power-play goals, Eric Nystrom also tallied and Patric Hornqvist collected three assists as the Predators halted a two-game losing streak on the second stop of a seven-game road trip. Carter Hutton made 35 saves to help Nashville avenge a 2-1 home shootout loss to the Kings on Oct. 17.

Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist while captain Dustin Brown and Mike Richards scored 1:37 apart midway through the third period as the Kings erased a two-goal deficit. Jonathan Quick turned aside only 13 shots in falling to 2-6-2 lifetime against the Predators.

Legwand beat a screened Quick with a wrist shot at 11:15 of the first before Weber doubled the advantage, steering a pass by Hornqvist into an open net with 54 seconds left in the period. Kopitar answered 17 seconds later, intercepting a weak clearing attempt by rookie defenseman Seth Jones and sliding a cross-ice pass to Jake Muzzin, whose shot was stopped by Hutton before Kopitar fluttered home the rebound.

Nystrom restored the two-goal lead at 8:41 of the second period, moving into the slot and snapping a pass from Hornqvist past Quick for a 3-1 lead entering the third. The Kings stormed back to tie it when Brown scored on a sharp-angle shot from along the left-wing boards at 9:41 and Richards stuffed in the rebound of Tyler Toffoli's shot with the man advantage 97 seconds later.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hornqvist tied a career high with his three assists, while Legwand has three goals and four assists in his last four games. ... Predators C Mike Fisher suffered a lower-body injury in the second period and did not return. Kings C Jarret Stoll played only two shifts in the second session before leaving the bench to be evaluated. ... The Kings placed F Jeff Carter on injured reserve due to a lower-body injury sustained in Wednesday's game versus San Jose and recalled Fs Toffoli and Linden Vey.

Top Game Performances

Nashville   Los Angeles
Patric Hornqvist 3 Points Anze Kopitar 2
David Legwand 2 Goals Anze Kopitar 1
Patric Hornqvist 3 Assists Jacob Muzzin 2
David Legwand 1 Power Play Goals Mike Richards 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Carter Hutton .921 Save Percentage Jonathan Quick .765
Carter Hutton 35 Saves Jonathan Quick 13

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Nashville 17 4 2-3 2-3 23 30
Los Angeles 38 3 1-3 1-3 13 35

Upcoming Games

  • Los Angeles will play its next game at home against Buffalo. The Kings have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .833 after a loss.
  • Nashville will play its next game on the road against Colorado. The Predators have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .625 after a loss.