— The Kings are now 0-4-1 in their last five games against Nashville, including three consecutive losses at Staples Center.
— The Kings had recorded at least one point in eight conscutive games.
— Anze Kopitar’s third-period assist pushed his league-leading point total to 27 (13 goals, 14 assists). Kopitar has recorded at least one point in 14 of the Kings’ 17 games this season. The Kings fell to 2-4-2 in games in which Kopitar does not score a goal.
— The Kopitar-Smyth-Williams line played its 12th game together, and failed to generated a goal for just the second time this season.
— Dustin Brown scored the Kings’ only goal and has two goals and one assist in his last two games.
— Jarret Stoll also assisted on Brown’s goal and has eight points (four goals, four assists) in his last seven games.
— Jack Johnson and Sean O’Donnell both had minus-2 ratings for the Kings.
— Johnson led all Kings in ice time at 23:32. Kopitar led all Kings forwards at 22:26.
— Brown, Alexander Frolov and Scott Parse each had a team-high four shots on goal for the Kings. Matt Greene had a game-high seven hits.
— The Kings lost 29 of 47 faceoffs (38 percent).
— The special-teams battle was even, as the Kings went 1-for-4 on the power play and 3-for-4 on the penalty kill. Nashville entered the game with the league’s second-worst power play and its 23rd-ranked penalty-kill unit.
— The Kings outshot the Predators 28-25. They had been 4-0-1 in their previous five games when outshooting the opponent.