Los Angeles Kings 4, Nashville Predators 2
Staples Center; Los Angeles, California
March 17, 2012
* Kevin Klein, who had missed the last eight games with an upper-body injury, returned to the lineup on Saturday night.
* This was Jeff Carter‘s seventh game against Nashville this season. He had played in five games as a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets and now two since joining the Kings.
* Los Angeles netminder Jonathan Bernier seems to have the Predators’ number. He’s played them seven times in his career, going 6-1-0.
* Thanks to a Hal Gill slapshot in the second period, Patric Hornqvist took a puck square to his unprotected calf. He missed literally no time as, after the media timeout, he was on the first power play unit.
* Both teams took three penalties.
* Ryan Suter had one of his worst nights of the season, finishing with a minus-3 rating.
* He’s registered a minus-3 rating only once this season and that was back on December 23 in Dallas.
* Martin Era...