Game 15: Kings 4, Predators 3 (FINAL) - LA Kings Insider

Yes, there’s another game tonight, as the Kings host the Nashville Predators. All the action is on Fox Sports West and on 1150-AM and affiliates, and all the game updates will be here as well…

In goal: It’s still Bernier vs. Lindback.
Note: The Kings announced during the third period that Scott Parse had suffered a lower-body injury and would not return to the game. Parse took only three first-period shifts and did not play again.
Kings 4, Predators 3: The Predators pulled Lindback in the final two minutes, and almost immediately scored a goal to pull within 4-3. Patric Hornqvist, in front of the net, deflected in Ryan Suter’s point shot with 1:21 remaining. Martin Erat also got an assist.
End of game: The Kings ended their five-game winless streak, and shots were even at 30-30 for the game.

In goal: It’s still Bernier vs. Lindback.
Kings 3, Predators 2: The Kings got the lead back 9:28 into the second period on a counter-attack. Dustin Brown carried the puck up the left side, then passed all the way across the ice. Mike Richards went down to a knee and ripped a one-time shot past Lindback to give the Kings a 3-2 lead. Dustin Penner also got an assist.
Kings 4, Predators 2: One second after the end of a power play, the Kings took a 4-2 lead on Simon Gagne’s goal, with 7:27 remaining in the second period. Justin Williams worked the puck out of the corner to Penner, who shot from near the top of the left circle. Gagne, in front of the net, deflected the puck past Lindback.
End of period: This time, the Kings scored two goals in a period and didn’t lose the lead, as they outshot the Predators 11-8 in the second period. The Kings will be on the power play for the first 1:37 of the third period.

In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Bernier against the Predators’ Anders Lindback.
Kings 1, Predators 0: The Kings killed an early penalty, then took the lead with a power-play goal 4:29 into the first period. Justin Williams made a cross-ice pass to Alec Martinez, who shot and scored from the right faceoff dot for his first goal of the season. Jarret Stoll also got an assist, for his 300th career NHL point.
Kings 2, Predators 0: Just 1:44 after one Kings defenseman scored his first goal of the season, so did another, as Drew Doughty gave the Kings a 2-0 lead 6:13 into the game. Doughty fired a high slap shot from above the top of the right circle and beat Lindback. Stoll and Kyle Clifford got assists.
Kings 2, Predators 1: Nashville halved the Kings’ lead with 9:19 remaining in the first period with a 4-on-4 goal. A play from behind the Kings’ net failed, but the puck stayed free and Matt Halischuk picked it up in the right circle and fired a high shot to the far corner to beat Bernier. Shea Weber got an assist.
Kings 2, Predators 2: The Predators tied the game with a power-play goal with 3:58 remaining in the period. Craig Smith picked off a Kings clearing attempt inside the blue line, took a couple strides and then cleanly whipped a wrist shot past Bernier to tie the game 2-2 with an unassisted goal.
End of period: In a penalty-filled period — each team took three — the Kings outshot the Predators 15-8 but lost their early two-goal lead.

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.