Here’s the good news for the Kings: In their last visit to Nashville, just more than a week ago, they pretty much played the game they wanted to play. They outshot the Predators, they got a handful of quality scoring chances and they stayed out of the penalty box. Here’s the bad news for the Kings: They lost. Now, the Kings return to Nashville. A win over the Predators would make for a strong start to this critical four-game road trip, but not many visiting teams have claimed two points in Music City of late. Not to mention that, since the Kings last left town, the Predators have become even stronger because of trade-deadline acquisitions. That begs the question: If the Kings played a strong game last time, and still didn’t win, Darryl Sutter was asked, what can they do this time?
SUTTER: “Play a solid game again. We played really, really well in Nashville and didn’t get one break. The next night, we went to Minnesota and didn’t play as well and we got a break in the first minute. So don’t try to think too much about it. Just do things right and continue the work ethic that we have and let `er rip.’’