January 31, 2013 7:28 pm

Game 6: Los Angeles vs Nashville

Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators

Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:30 pm

Staples Center

Referees: Dave Jackson, Gord Dwyer

Linesmen: Mark Wheler, Vaughan Rody

NAS scratches: D Jonathon Blum, F Brian McGrattan

NAS starting lineup: G Pekka Rinne, D Shea Weber, D Scott Hannan, LW Nick Spaling, C Mike Fisher, RW Martin Erat

LAK scratches: F Brad Richardson, F Dustin Penner, D Andrew Bodnarchuk

LAK starting lineup G Jonathan Quick, D Rob Scuderi, D Drew Doughty, LW Dustin Brown, C Anze Kopitar, RW Justin Williams

FIRST PERIOD

1) NAS – Brandon Yip (2) Assists: Gabriel Borque, David Legwand (0:58)

2) LAK PPG – Dustin Brown (1) Assists: Drew Doughty, Mike Richards (13:08)

Shots on goal: LAK – 10, NAS – 3

Power Plays: LAK – 1/4, NAS – 0/1

First period notes: Nashville went the final 16:19 of the first period without a shot on goal. After taking the first three shots of the game, Los Angeles took the next 10 shots. Dustin Brown was whistled for interference at 20:00, giving Nashville a power play to begin the second period. The Kings are 23-3-8 when Mike Richards (as a King) records a point.

SECOND PERIOD

No scoring

Shots on goal: LAK – 5 (two period total of 15) NAS – 5 (two period total of 8 )

Power Plays: LAK – 0/1 (1/5 total), NAS – 0/2 (0/3 total)

Second period notes: Nashville, which had entered the game averaging a league-low 23.2 shots on goal, has eight shots through two periods. Los Angeles’ record for fewest shots allowed in one game is 10, set on January 11, 1994, a 2-2 tie in San Jose. Arturs Irbe stopped 37 of 39 Kings shots; Kelly Hrudey stopped 8 of 10 Sharks shots. This is the first time Los Angeles has entered the third period tied this season. Nashville is 1-0-2 when tied after two periods. The Kings are 1-1-0 when allowing their opponent to score first. The Predators are 0-0-3 when they score first.

THIRD PERIOD

No scoring

Shots on goal: LAK – 7 (three period total of 22) NAS – 3 (three period total of 11)

Power Plays: LAK – 0/1 (1/6 total), NAS – 0/0 (0/3 total)

Pre-overtime notes: LAK is 1-1 in OT/SO this season. NAS is 0-3 in OT/SO this season. This is the fourth of seven Predators games this seven to extend past the third period.

OVERTIME

No scoring

Shots on goal: LAK – 2 (game total of 24) NAS – 3 (game total of 14)

Power Plays: LAK – 0/0 (1/6 total), NAS – 0/0 (0/3 total)

Pre-shootout notes: Nashville registered three shots in the first period, third period and overtime. Los Angeles is 1-0 in the shootout in 2013. Nashville is 0-3 in the shootout in 2013.

LAK in shootout: Carter 1/1, Brown 0/1, Kopitar 0/1. Carter, Richards, Brown to participate in the shootout, which is underway…

SHOOTOUT

LAK: Carter – no goal

NAS: Legwand – goal

LAK: Richards – goal

NAS: Smith – goal

LAK: Brown – goal

NAS: Erat – no goal

LAK: Doughty – no goal

NAS: Wilson – no goal

LAK: Stoll – no goal

NAS: Yip – no goal

LAK: Kopitar – goal

NAS: Borque – goal

LAK: Williams – no goal

NAS: Josi – no goal

LAK: Gagne – no goal

NAS: Kostitsyn – goal

Final: Nashville 2, Los Angeles 1 (SO). Notes and quotes to follow…

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