Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 2/1/13
Photo Credit: Noah Graham/NHLI via Getty Images The Predators had to stretch the games to eight rounds of the shootout, but Nashville finally prevailed, grabbing a 2-1 shootout win over the defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings. Grabbing his first win of the season, Pekka Rinne stopped 23 of LA’s 24 shots including some key stops in the second and third period to bring the game into overtime to at least collect one point. Legwand, Smith, Bourque, and Kostitsyn scored in the shootout for Nashville in eight rounds. Nashville started the game off very quickly as a faceoff win fed back to Brandon Yip who fired a laser over Jonathan Quick to make it 1-0 Predators only 58 seconds into the first period. The Predators would record only 2 more shots over the next 2+ minutes before going shotless the rest of the evening. Then came the string of penalties. The Predators took three straight penalties between 6 and 12 minutes of the first period before finally allowing a powerplay eq...
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