The Los Angeles Kings got off to a sluggish start, but the reigning Stanley Cup champs are starting to pick up some points.
A matchup with the Nashville Predators could help them earn two more.
Los Angeles goes for a third straight victory Thursday night when the Predators try to avoid a fourth consecutive defeat.
Since opening with three straight losses for the first time since 1985-86, the Kings (2-2-1) have posted back-to-back victories. Still, Los Angeles is a work in progress - it has scored 10 goals and converted a league-worst 3.7 percent (1 for 27) on the power play.
Jeff Carter scored the team's first power-play goal in Monday's 3-2 shootout home win over Vancouver.
"We're still not the way we were in June last year, but we're getting there,'' said center Anze Kopitar, who set up Slava Voynov's game-tying goal with 43.2 seconds left in regulation on Monday. "It's definitely a step in the right direction. We still have to work on things, and everyone in here thinks we c...