Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/18/13

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 31: Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on January 31, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Kings defeated the Devils 3-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
To even reach the highlight package known as the shootout — in which Anze Kopitar won it for the Kings in the third round — the Kings had to do some decidedly unglamorous and old-school work Thursday night. The Kings had to kill off a four-on-three in overtime against Nashville which meant facing the weapon of defenseman Shea Weber's shot. They may not have emerged unscathed but they survived and won 2-1 in a shootout against the Predators at Bridgestone Arena giving them three wins on this four-game trip and four out of five overall. Nashville forward Matt Cullen and Kings defenseman Slava Voynov traded goals in regulation and for Voynov it was his second goal in two games this one coming off a nice cross-ice pass from Mike Richards with 41.1 seconds left in the first period. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick bounced back from his last start in which he was pulled at Tampa Bay. He made 34 saves and maintained his perfect run in the three shootouts this season having stopped all eight attempts. Quick wasn't about to declare his love for the shootout. "One year you do well in it and the other not so well" he said. "It's kind of a crapshoot to be honest." Shootouts bookended the trip. The Kings started the journey with a 2-1 win at Carolina. This time Kopitar went after Richards and Jeff Carter who were unsuccessful and the adjustment in the shooting order helped him against Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne. "I saw Jeff and Mike try to shoot so I figured I'd mix it up a little bit" said Kopitar who went to his backhand. "I was fortunate enough that my move worked." Drama heightened in overtime when Kings defenseman Alec Martinez went off for high sticking Ryan Ellis. Penalty killers Jarret Stoll Matt Greene and Willie Mitchell were able to keep a tight triangle early on and helped minimize Weber's impact.
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