Found November 02, 2013 on Fang Faction:
  The Nashville Predators (6-5-2) faceoff against the Los Angeles Kings (9-5-0) Saturday night in their second of three meetings this season.   The Predators look to rebound from a tough loss in overtime against Phoenix on Thursday.  Los Angeles will be without Jeff Carter tonight.  That’s a huge blow for the Kings.  They have struggled scoring goals this season, only averaging 2.6 goals per game.  That means the Predators need to do their best to capitalize.    TV/RADIO COVERAGE Nashville: 102.5 The Game, Fox Sports Tennessee  Los Angeles: Fox Sports West, KPTR AM 1450 Stream (Do not click on any ads because they will download viruses) Listen Online SEASON SERIES  The Kings won the first Meeting 2-1 in Overtime. LINE UP NEWS Starting Goaltenders: Name W L OT GAA SV% #30 Carter Hutton 2 1 1 2.71 .912 #32 Jonathan Quick 8 4 0 2.56 .903 Nashville Injuries: #26 F Matt Hendricks DTD (upper body injury) Los Angeles Injuries: #77 F Jeff Carter IR (lower body injury) Projected Nashville Scratches: #16 W Rich Clune, #64 D Victor Bartley Projected Los Angeles Scratches:  #5 D Keaton Ellerby, #27 D Alec Martinez PROJECTED LINES Nashville  Wilson - Fisher - Stalberg Nystrom – Legwand - Hornqvist Bourque – Cullen - Smith Spaling - Gaustad - Forsberg Jones - Weber Josi - Klein Ekholm - Ellis Hutton Hellberg   Los Angeles King - Kopitar - Williams  Brown- Richards -Frattin Clifford – Stoll – O’Neill Carcillo – Lewis - Nolan Regehr - Doughty Mitchell - Voynov Muzzin - Greene Quick Scrivens   PLAYERS TO WATCH Nashville: #11 F David Legwand.  Legwand had a breakout game Thursday night netting 1 goal and 2 assists.  They will need big production out of him to pull out a win tonight.   Los Angeles: #11 C Anze Kopitar.  With Carter heading to the IR, the Kings will lean hard on Kopitar for the next few games to produce offense.    Who scores the first goal of the game for Predators? Win a Preds player t-shirt, info here.

Kings put forward Jeff Carter on injured reserve

Forward Jeff Carter, who shares the Kings' goal-scoring lead with five goals, was placed on injured reserve Friday morning because of a lower-body injury. He's expected to be out for at least a week, and possibly longer. The NHL does not require teams to be specific when announcing injuries. Carter, who has been playing center most of this season but has also played on the...

Legwand's two goals help Preds fend off Kings

LOS ANGELES -- David Legwand's second goal of the game with 3:56 left lifted the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. Legwand and Shea Weber scored power-play goals in the first period, Eric Nystrom also scored, and Patric Hornqvist had three assists. Carter Hutton made 35 saves in his fourth straight start since Pekka Rinne went on the...

Kings place Jeff Carter on IR

The Los Angeles Kings have placed high-scoring forward Jeff Carter on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.

Kings activate Fraser after 3-game absence, assign Vey to minors

Forward Colin Fraser has been activated by the Los Angeles Kings after a three-game absence with an apparent concussion. The Kings reassigned forward Linden Vey to their AHL affiliate in Manchester on Thursday. Fraser has one point in 17 games for the Kings this season, but has been out for a week after getting hit by Toronto's Frazer McLaren on Dec. 11. The two-time Stanley...

Kings Roster Moves by   Jack Weber

The Kings made some moves today, placing Keaton Ellerby on waivers, Jeff Carter on injured reserve, and calling up forwards Tyler Toffoli and Linden Vey from their AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs. As for the Ellerby move, it’s hardly surprising, and it makes sense. Ellerby’s an expendable player, one who was only re-signed as insurance and a little more depth [...]

Legwand helps Preds beat Kings

David Legwand rescued the Nashville Predators from another third period in which they squandered a two-goal lead. Legwand's second goal of the game with 3:56 remaining lifted the Predators to a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night, two nights after they blew a two-goal advantage to Phoenix and ended up with a shootout loss. ''David was trying to get...

The Horrific Fangover: Predators blow a spooky 3-0 lead

  It was all about the shaky goals last night at the arena in Phoenix. A beauty, surprise snipe by Matt Hendricks opened the scoring early - but the quality goals were few and far between after that in a game that involved two backup tendy's. Preds went up 3-0 in the first with Legwand and Nystrom getting the other two goals, both of which took pretty sporadic...

Preds 4, Kings 3: 5 Things

The Nashville Predators escaped with a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. Here are five things, 3 stars and highlights from the game...

Patten’s Plus-Minus: Nashville Predators at Phoenix Coyotes

The best and worst from Nashville’s 5-4 shootout loss to the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night. Plus: Matt Hendricks finally scored his first goal as a Nashville Predator…13 years after being drafted by the team. Hendricks, signed in the offseason, registered his first point as a Predator in his 13th game, putting Nashville up 1-0 early in the game. Later in the game, however...

Kings Fall To The Predators In Regulation 4-3


Predators-Kings Preview

Things are starting to come together for the Los Angeles Kings, who earned two points with an impressive come-from-behind effort last time out. The Nashville Predators, in contrast, let one slip away after coming undone down the stretch. Seeking a fourth consecutive home win, the Kings try to continue their recent success against the Predators on Saturday night while playing without...

That’s One Long Shift

from Adam Gretz of SB Nation, The average shift length for a player in the NHL is usually somewhere between 45 and 55 seconds, depending on the player and position. Some may be a little longer (Mike Green, for example, is averaging 1:04 per shift this season), others a little shorter (Edmonton's Will Acton only plays 31 seconds per shift). The bottom line is, when you...
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