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Los Angeles Kings
7:00 PM CT – Kings (30-23-12) @ Predators (38-20-7)Players to watch:LA- Dustin BrownThe Kings captain is arguably the team’s best forward right now, tallying 10 points in the last six games.NSH- Hal GillGill and defense partner Roman Josi did a good job of silencing Jeff Carter and Mike Richards last Monday. The Preds need more of the same tonight from Gill, who has a plus-4 rating in seven games since the trade.Starting goaltenders:LA- Jonathan Quick (2011-12 stats: 26-18-11, 1.92 GAA)NSH- Pekka Rinne (2011-12 stats: 36-13-7, 2.30 GAA)Injury report:LA- Simon Gagne (concussion, out), Scott Parse (hip, out)NSH- Kevin Klein (upper body, out)Keys to the game:LA- Play a quality road game… I say it all the time for the Preds, but it definitely applies to the Kings tonight. Despite scoring eight goals in their last two games, the goal-starved Kings can’t afford to play catch-up in Nashville. Darryl Sutter’s gang has to take the crowd out of it early and limit Nashville’s scoring chance...
BEST OF MAXIM
TURN HER AND SMOOCH
One of the highlights of every game in Los Angeles seems to be the kiss-cam. I blame this on the fans, of course… but I digress. At a recent Kings game Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were unable to escape the grasp of the kiss-cam. It happens just after the 50 second mark of the below video. Will Ferrell still owns the LA kiss-cam with THIS GEM.
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It didn't take long for Nashville's new additions to chip in. During Nashville's 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers, left wing Andrei Kostitsyn scored a goal, while center Paul Gaustad and defenseman Hal Gill both had assists. Kostitsyn also notched an assist.
There were some questions on how both Gaustad and Kostitsyn would fit in after the trade deadline. Kostitsyn...
When Michal Rozsival was whistled for cross-checking to set up a Los Angeles power play with 90 seconds remaining and Phoenix leading 1-0 on February 16, coach Darryl Sutter opted to send out hulking 6'3, 234 pound rookie Dwight King, who had recorded two points in his eight previous NHL games.
The power play was unsuccessful as the Coyotes edged the Kings in the first of two...
If you missed the first Social Media Suite Night that the Nashville Predators held earlier this season, here is a second chance to have a unique experience during a Predators game at Bridgestone Arena.It is set for Saturday, March 24 when the Preds play Winnipeg and it may be the only way to get a ticket to the game as the weekend games appear to be sold out for the season.Make...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Justin Williams scored twice to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
Drew Doughty, Matt Greene, and Trevor Lewis also scored to help Los Angeles win its third straight.
Patric Hornqvist scored twice and Martin Erat and Sergei Kostitsyn had the other goals for Nashville, loser of two of its last three...
With 6:41 remaining in the third period of last night’s 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Kings, Predators forward Jordin Tootoo received a 10-minute misconduct for shoving an official. Tootoo was tussling with Kings defenseman Matt Greene after the whistle when the linesman skated in between. After the linesman made contact with Tootoo, the Predators agitator responded with a shove...
On Tuesday night, a few of the 17,113 fans in attendance at the Predators game with the Kings may have had to check their program to see who the mysterious number 39 was that came into the game in relief of Vezina candidate, Pekka Rinne who had given up five goals on 24 shot in 42:57 minutes of play.Anders Lindback had not set foot on the Bridgestone Arena ice during a game situation...
Forward Nick Spaling previews tonight's matchup against Los Angeles...
With a victory tonight, Pekka Rinne would break Tomas Vokoun‘s franchise record for wins in a single season.
Not only did he not topple the record but he didn’t even finish the game.
The Los Angeles Kings brought their A-game into Bridgestone Arena and barely beat a Nashville Predators squad, 5-4, that only brought their C-game.
Rinne made just 19 saves on 24 shots in the loss...
from Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider, He isn’t likely to get a warm welcome from the Blue Jackets faithful tomorrow night, but after today’s practice, Carter spoke at length about his return to the city and gave his thoughts about his time with the Blue Jackets…
Question: There’s a segment of the (Columbus) fan base, as you know, that has the opinion that you never really...
The Los Angeles Kings take on the Nashville Predators for the final time this season in Smashville. These two teams play each other one final time Saturday, March 17 at 9:30 PM. The Los Angeles Kings' record this season is 30-23-12 with 72 points and ranked 9th in the Western Conference. The Nashville Predators' record this season is 38-20-7 with 83 points and ranked 5th...
In their first game together, three newcomers helped the Nashville Predators match their road win total from all of last month.
The Predators were taking care of business at home long before Andrei Kostitsyn, Paul Gaustad and Hal Gill arrived.
Nashville looks to extend its home point streak to a franchise record-tying 13 games Tuesday night when Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter...
For most of the season the Los Angeles Kings have been the lowest scoring team in the league. Likely that is what motivated them to trade for Jeff Carter. Recently they have lost their position as the lowest scoring team in the league. The Minnesota Wild has even fewer goals per game. LA has 2.12 goals per game (that is a reduction in their scoring rate since I first wrote...
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It’s been eight days since the Predators and the L.A. Kings clashed at Bridgestone Arena (with Nashville winning 2-1) and both teams are hungry for two points. The Predators lost the next night against the Carolina Hurricanes and won decidedly on Saturday against the Florida Panthers. The Kings have been on a tear since the loss scoring 8...
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It was a hungrier team that won on Tuesday night in front of a sellout crowd of 17,113 at Bridgestone Arena. A night of playing catch-up to the Kings proved to be the Predators downfall as they could not muster enough defensive effort to shut down the Kings dangling offensive drive.
On a night that saw Nashville get free frostys (first...