Originally written on Fang Faction  |  Last updated 11/19/14

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)
(Los Angeles Kings-Getty Images) The Predators finally return to the Bridgestone areana after a 7 game road trip that started January 22nd. Tuesday's 6-1 win over St-Louis ended the trip on a phenomenal fashion and is hopefully a sign of things to come. Nashville and LA faced off on the 31st and ended in an 8 round shootout that kicked off the Pred's winning streak. RInne and Quick both played great in that game, earning .958 and .929 save percentages (respectively). With this game Nashville is looking to keep the good times going while the Kings are looking for some consistency in their play. TV/Radio Coverage Nashville: Fox Sports Tennessee and 102.5 The Game Los Angeles: Fox Sports West and KTLK 1150 AM Season Series Date Away Home Results 1/31 Nashville Los Angeles 2-1 Nashville Win (SO) Line Up News Starting Goaltenders: Name W L OT GAA SV% #30 Pekka Rinne 3 2 3 2.02 .923 #32 Jonathan Quick 3 2 2 2.62 .897 Projected Nashville Scratches: #24 Matt Halischuk, #23 W Brian McGrattan and #27 W Patric Hornqvist (lower body injury; out) Projected Los Angeles Scratches: #16 W Brad Richardson, #25 W Dustin Penner and #47 D Andrew Bodnarchuk Projected Lines Nashville #33 Colin Wilson #12 Mike Fisher #10 Martin Erat #18 Brandon Yip #11 David Legwand #57 Gabriel Bourque #15 Craig Smith #13 Nick Spaling #74 Sergei Kostitsyn #16 Rich Clune #28 Paul Gaustad   #6 Shea Weber #22 Scott Hannan #59 Roman Josi #8 Kevin Klein #4 Ryan Ellis #75 Hal Gill #7 Jonathan Blum   #35 Pekka Rinne #30 Chris Mason Los Angeles #23 Dustin Brown #11 Anze Kopitar #14 Justin Williams #13 Kyle Clifford #10 Mike Richards #77 Jeff Carter #74 Dwight King #28 Jarrett Stoll #22 Trevor Lewis #12 Simon Gagne #24 Colin Fraser #71 Jordan Nolan #7 Rob Scuderi #8 Drew Doughty #26 Slava Voynov #27 Alec Martinez #6 Jake Muzzin #44 Davis Drewiske #32 Jonathan Quick #45 Jonathan Bernier Thoughts on Both Teams Predators: Nashville needs to keep the momentum going tonight and will be happy to be back on home ice. The Preds will likely dress 7 defensemen again, as that has worked out for them in the past two games.  Nashville went 4-2-1 on the road trip, which is very good by most standards. But the most impressive play came over the last two games where the team finally looked like themselves again. The hard working team needs to keep up with the offensive pressure on the forecheck, and the tight defensive marking. Pekka Rinne has also been back on form, and will need to be if he wants to go toe to toe with Quick at the other end of the rink.  Colin Wilson and Martin Erat are both coming off three point games and will also be hoping to keep the magic happening tonight. Clune, coming off his first ever career goal, will be facing his old team for the second time this season. Kings: LA has struggled a bit so far this year and need to get their best guys going. Los Angeles suffered a big loss to conference rivals Anaheim on Saturday, where they lost 7-4. This is the third game on the Road for LA, and they have two more afterwards before closing off thier road trip.  Lookout tonight for a top line that will again test Weber and Hannan. But they also have depth and grit in the bottom two lines. Quick, as always, will be difficult to solve.  Los Angeles Kings Players to Watch: Name GP G A #12 Simon Gagne 6 0 5 #77 Jeff Carter 8 4 0 #14 Justin Williams 8 1 4  
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