Originally written on Razzball Hockey  |  Last updated 10/17/14

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Dwight King of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the Phoenix Coyotes at Staples Center on September 23, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The Coyotes defeated the Kings 3-1. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Jeff Carter’s natural hat trick staked the Kings to a 3-0 lead and that was far more than enough offense as they pounded the Predators 5-1 last night. Mike Richards and Dwight King scored the other goals for Los Angeles while Gabriel Bourque’s goal with 6:55 left spoiled the shutout bid of Johnathan Bernier. SPIN: The Kings continue their ascent towards a playoff spot and are looking good doing so. Defenseman Slava Voynov picked up three assists for the Kings and continues to be impressive on the blue line. The Kings are officially recovered from their Stanley Cup hangover and should be played as often as possible. Johnathan Bernier got the win for the Kings and is his career-best fifth straight win. Bernier is looking more like a quality back up to own should Johnathan Quick go down hurt. Nashville, on the other hand, still fails to impress. Their offense is not firing at all. Goaltender Pekka Rinne got pulled in this one after allowing five goals on thirteen shots. The Predators h...
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