Originally written March 06, 2012 on Smashville 24/7:
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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...
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