Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 3/3/13
Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images In the last five minutes of the Saturday contest against the Sharks, the Predators played very well. Unfortunately, the game consists of three 20-minute periods and therein lies the problem facing Nashville. So far, the Predators have owned L.A. in the season series with the Kings losing in regulation 3-0 against Nashville and dropping a decision in an eight-round shootout on Kostitsyn’s brilliant fake-out of Jonathan Quick. But the same could be said about the Sharks who won 2-1 two nights ago and the sobering fact is Nashville has lost 4 of their last five games, many in dubiously lop-sided fashion. The Kings were red hot in February going 8-4-0 and winning their last five of the month, however, Vancouver slammed L.A. at the first of March by a score of 5-2. Jonathan Quick is still getting the bulk of the starts for L.A. and while his is not on a torrid pace compared to last year, he still keeps L.A. in games and shuts the offensive chances...
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