Originally written on Inside Smashville  |  Last updated 11/15/14

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 08: David Legwand #11 of the Nashville Predators reacts to his goal for a 3-0 lead against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period at the Staples Center on January 8, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Nashville Predators beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 at Bridgestone Arena on Monday night, ending their four-game homestand with a 3-0-1 record and are now 10-0-2 in their last 12 home games.

David Legwand says a successful homestand was essential for the Predators with home games now at a premium for the remainder of the season. “That’s a big thing with our home games starting to run out here. We’ve got to be winning and we’ve been doing that at home. That’s a positive thing for us winning at home,” he said.

The first star of the game, Legwand set up both of Nashville’s goals. It was the 100th multi-point game of Legwand’s career. Legwand is behind only Martin Erat’s 102 multi-point games for the franchise record.

After the game, Predators head coach Barry Trotz remembered Legwand’s growth through the years, both as a player and as an individual.

“He was our first pick. When we had a lot weaker teams, Legwand was a young guy who wasn’t protected. He always had to stand on his own, just because we couldn’t protect him with veteran players of high level. He has had to learn on his own. He has had to manage to play top guys against in the League year in and year out. He is one of our core players,” Trotz said.

Legwand has made an appearance in every season for Nashville, playing in the final game of the year in 1998-1999, the Predators inaugural season, before becoming a roster regular the following season.

“I watched him as a young man who came in here very unworldly grow into a man who has a family and children and is one of the veteran players on our team. That’s sort of nice. You don’t see that in sports too often,” Trotz said.

The Predators took a 1-0 lead late in the first period when Roman Josi scored his fourth goal of the season. Patric Hornqvist added to the lead just 3:52 into the second period with his 18th goal of the year. Nashville dominated much of the play during the first period and early part of the middle frame before Los Angeles made a push to get back into the game.

Legwand says it was nice to grab a lead and maintain it. “It is good to lead start to finish and do those types of things. We wanted to come out here and play good and be strong. The two points were big for us,” he said, adding, “It obviously got a little closer than we wanted there at the end but it’s good to get the two points. We did the things we needed to do to win the hockey game and that’s all that matters.”

Nashville plays again tomorrow in Carolina where Andrei Kostitsyn and Paul Gaustad will make their debut for the Predators. Anders Lindback will be in net for Nashville.

 

 

Photo credit: Getty Images

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