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Two struggling teams fought well into the night in order to decide this one.
The Los Angeles Kings were 2-2-1 coming into the night while the Nashville Predators had only won once in their six games. Something had to give.
With 18,118 inside Staples Center looking on, Pekka Rinne got his first victory of the 2012-13 season in the Preds’ 2-1 shootout victory.
Rinne collected 23 saves during regulation and is now 1-2-3 on the year.
Just a minute into the contest — and right off the face-off — Brandon Yip fired a rising shot that tucked itself under the crossbar to give Nashville the 1-0 lead. David Legwand won the draw back to Gabriel Bourque who then tapped it to Yip who tallied for his second of the year.
The Kings would tie it up in the waning moments of the first, however. Drew Doughty rocketed a shot from the point that went over the net. With the trajectory of the initial shot, Rinne thought the puck went off the glass behind him and toward the corner. Instead, the puck caromed ...
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The Nashville Predators and Pekka Rinne had been struggling to win games as of late. The Predators had not won in three games heading into Thursday night’s contest in Los(More here)…
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sergei Kostitsyn scored in the eighth shootout round, and the Nashville Predators snapped their three-game skid with a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.
Pekka Rinne made 23 saves and stopped five of Los Angeles' eight shootout attempts as the Predators survived a weak offensive performance thanks to their Finnish goalie's sturdiness...
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Returning with, for all intents and purposes, the same lineup that finished with the fifth-most points in the NHL last season and advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Nashville Predators figured to have a leg up on the competition in a shortened season preceded by only a week of training camp.
So much for conventional wisdom.
On Monday in a 4-0 loss to...
Today’s Links The Tennessean – Nashville Predators edge Kings in eight-round shootout The Tennessean – Sergei Kostitsyn makes shot count for Nashville Predators The Tennessean – Postgame quotes The Tennessean – Clune to face old team Fox Sports Tennessee – Preds end skid, top Kings in 8-round shootout Smashville247 – Can Preds build off Thursday’s win?
Although Pekka Rinne is an elite NHL goalie by any measure, he had to wait six games and eight shootout rounds to earn his first victory of the season for the low-scoring Nashville Predators.
If that's the type of season he's facing, Nashville's sturdy Finnish goalie will keep trying to carry his teammates past the Los Angeles Kings and the rest of the West.
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The Nashville Predators are needing a “Rocky”-esque comeback to this road trip to begin turning their season around. The Predators are 1-2-3 on the year and one of only four teams with one win (Calgary, Washington and Florida-all at the bottom of the standings). The L.A. Kings are 9th in the West, one place above Nashville, and have...
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Nashville Predators "earned" their second win of the season last night, and overcame their apparent 2013...
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Leave it to Ducks Coach Bruce (Gabby) Boudreau to wax poetic about his team's season series against the Kings.
"It's a rivalry and it's for Southern California. It's for Southern California bragging rights," Boudreau said. "I mean, I know as a person I don't like to see them on top and then every time you go outside they're flaunting it at...
The Nashville Predators were finally able to win a game in the shootout. It took four attempts, but they finally did, this time on the Los Angeles Kings. It took eight shooters each side to score. Pekka Rinne came up big when he had to. Sergei Kostitsyn was the shootout game winner dekeing Jonathan Quick out of position.
Brandon Yip and Dustin Brown had the lone goals of the...
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings still aren't playing like the defending Stanley Cup champions and the Nashville Predators continue to struggle to score goals. In other words, the perfect recipe was in place Thursday night for a game short on offense and high on frustration for two teams still trying to find their way through the early part of the new season. No surprise...
The Los Angeles Kings are succeeding in limiting their opponents offensively. Their own offense just hasn't been good enough to take full advantage.
They'll look to break through Saturday night when they visit the Anaheim Ducks, who struggled to shut down their Southern California rivals while losing five of six meetings last season.
The Kings (2-2-2) started off this season...
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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...
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The 2012 Predators made a cameo appearance tonight in an effort that fans will want to see continue for games to come. Playing without two of their best offensive players, Erat and Hornqvist, Nashville was amazing defensively and were able to give San Jose their first los of the season. Rinne was phenomenal in the 1-1 game with 26 saves...