Nashville Predators

The view from Nashville

The Tennessean Predators' skid complicating playoff path "Scoring the first goal also hasn't helped, with Nashville, which has a 19-3-7 record when doing so, striking first against Montreal on March 2, Anaheim on Tuesday and Los Angeles on Thursday. The Predators trailed for a combined nine s... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: March 10

The Kings won a very important hockey game on Thursday amidst very little margin for error on the current home stand. For a realistic shot of the playoffs, this is a team that can’t post a record any worse than 5-2-0 or 4-2-1 during this seven-game stretch, with one of the wins needing to come again... Read More

March 9 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 34-25-8 all-time against Nashville, a record that includes a home mark of 17-14-3. The Kings swept the season series with the Predators for the first time in the teams’ head-to-head histories. With the overtime win, Los Angeles improved to 4-0 against Nashville... Read More

March 9 postgame quotes: Nashville

Peter Laviolette, on what happened in the too many men penalty in overtime: Too many men. Bad change. Laviolette, on the Kings scoring three goals on three power plays: Needs to be better. Laviolette, on whether the Predators "deserved" more than just one point: I mean, our guys played ha... Read More

March 9 scoring chances

Scoring chances from previous games: 11/3 Kings 12, Penguins 10 11/5 Kings 15, Flames 10 11/8 Kings 14, Maple Leafs 5 11/10 Kings 15, Canadiens 15 11/11 Kings 17, Jets 17 11/13 Kings 13, Senators 16 11/15 Kings 14, Avalanche 13 11/17 Kings 17, Oilers 10 11/19 Kings 11, Devils 10 11/20 ... Read More

Game 66: Los Angeles vs Nashville

Los Angeles Kings 3, Nashville Predators 2 Final (Overtime) Radio Feed NHL.com Preview Boxscore Ice Tracker SOG: LAK – 33; NSH – 23 PP: LAK – 3/3; NSH – 0/2 First Period 1) NSH - Calle Jarnkrok (14) (James Neal, Roman Josi), 16:39 Second Period 2) LAK PPG - Jarome Iginla (9) (Mari... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: December 23

In furthering their standout performance from Columbus, the Kings won an important game in Nashville that went a ways towards solidifying an impressive road trip. (For clarity, the nine consecutive road games are seen as two separate trips bridged by the Christmas break.) They’re not quite yet there... Read More

The view from Nashville

The Tennessean Predators blanked by Kings in last game before Christmas "In recent one-goal games against New York and Philadelphia, the Predators were the better team in the latter stages of those games, but were unable to do that again Thursday." SB Nation - On the Forecheck Nashville ... Read More

December 22 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 33-25-8 all-time against Nashville, a record that includes a road mark of 17-11-5. The Kings improved to 2-0-0 against the Predators in the season series by winning their first game in regulation over Nashville since Jeff Carter recorded a hat trick in a 5-1 wi... Read More
Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

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

Bio

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.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

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

Bio

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.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

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

Bio

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.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

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

Bio

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.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

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

Bio

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.

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