Found February 01, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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, then, that the Kings and Predators needed overtime and a shootout at Staples Center after grinding their way through regulation, with Nashville ultimately prevailing 2-1 after outscoring the Kings 4-3 in the shootout. Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne denied Simon Gagne and then Sergei Kostitsyn scored on Kings goalie Jonathan Quick to give Nashville its first shootout win of the year. For the Kings, it was a bitterly frustrating loss considering they outshot the Predators 24-14 through regulation and overtime but had nothing to show for it other than Dustin Brown's fist-period goal. And in an ...
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