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32-43-7

game recap

Kings 6, Predators 0

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:52 AM

Associated Press

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Kings 6, Predators 0
Nashville Predators 0, Los Angeles Kings 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) -Jason LaBarbera credited his Los Angeles Kings teammates for his second career shutout.

"We didn't lose a single puck battle and we didn't turn pucks over. We just did a great job of supporting each other," LaBarbera said after the Kings beat Nashville 6-0 Tuesday night to hand the Predators their sixth straight loss.

"I think earlier in the year, we were turning pucks over in bad spots and losing battles along the walls."

With his teammates playing solid defense in front of him, LaBarbera stopped 17 shots.

Michael Cammalleri scored twice for an NHL-leading 10 goals, and Ladislav Nagy had his first for Los Angeles and assisted on two scores.

The Predators were shut out for the second game in a row. They have been outscored 29-9 during the losing streak, their longest in regulation since they dropped six straight March 10-21, 2002. They have scored only one goal in three games.

"I'm at a loss for words," Nashville forward Jason Arnott said. "We have a lot of soul searching to do.

"Until we come together as a team, we're not going to go anywhere. Tonight we were a totally different team, totally unacceptable. It wasn't the coach's fault, it's us 20 guys in this locker room."

Cammalleri capped the scoring on a power play with 1:20 remaining. Nagy, signed as a free agent over the summer, had made it 5-0 at 9:23 of the third.

Cammalleri opened the scoring 6:09 into the game. Lubomir Visnovsky made it 2-0 later in the period.

Raitis Ivanans and Alexander Frolov each scored in the second period to give Los Angeles a 4-0 lead, prompting Nashville coach Barry Trotz to replace goalie Chris Mason with Dan Ellis midway through the period.

Los Angeles coach Marc Crawford obviously was pleased to see LaBarbera get the shutout.

"Tonight gives Jason a great deal of confidence," Crawford said. "We definitely need our guys to have confidence in their goaltender. He played a strong game and moved the puck well behind the net."

Mason faced 19 shots, and the Kings had 17 against Ellis.

Nashville, which tied for the Western Conference lead with 51 victories last season, won its first two games this season before beginning the skid.

"I didn't expect this," Trotz said of the lopsided loss. "We're doing a lot of talking. We need to quit the talking and just do it.

"The first period set the tone of the game and after that, we just kept burying ourselves."

The Kings won for the third time in four games after slogging through their own five-game losing streak.

Notes: LaBarbera's other shutout was against San Jose on April 17, 2006. ... Nashville took three of four games against the Kings last season, including winning both contests in Los Angeles. ... Cammalleri has eight goals and three assists in 14 career games against the Predators, including five goals and an assist in his last three games against them. ... Mason lost to the Kings for the first time in five career games, four starts. He previously had two shutouts and a 3-0-1 record against Los Angeles.

scoring summary
1st Period
06:09
LAK
Mike Cammalleri (9) ASST: Rob Blake (2)
1 - 0 LAK
15:40
LAK
Lubomir Visnovsky (1) ASST: Ladislav Nagy (5), Rob Blake (3)
2 - 0 LAK
2nd Period
07:02
LAK
Raitis Ivanans (1) ASST: Derek Armstrong (4), Tom Preissing (2)
3 - 0 LAK
10:01
LAK
PPG - Alex Frolov (2) ASST: Ladislav Nagy (6), Brad Stuart (2)
4 - 0 LAK
3rd Period
09:23
LAK
Ladislav Nagy (1) ASST: Patrick O'Sullivan (3), Alex Frolov (7)
5 - 0 LAK
18:40
LAK
PPG - Mike Cammalleri (10) ASST: Jaroslav Modry (1), Lubomir Visnovsky (7)
6 - 0 LAK
penalty summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
09:38
NSH
David Legwand  Holding against  Brian Willsie
12:35
LAK
Jaroslav Modry  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
3rd Period
03:05
NSH
Jerred Smithson  Holding against  Jaroslav Modry
09:46
LAK
John Zeiler  Fighting (maj) against  Vernon Fiddler
09:46
NSH
Vernon Fiddler  Fighting (maj) against  John Zeiler
09:46
NSH
Vernon Fiddler  Interference against  John Zeiler
16:06
LAK
Derek Armstrong  Holding against  Jerred Smithson
16:06
NSH
Jerred Smithson  Slashing against  Derek Armstrong
17:17
NSH
J-P Dumont  Tripping against  Lubomir Visnovsky
goalie stats
Chris Mason
SA: 19TOI: 30:01
Saves: 15EV: 15 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .789SH: 0 - 0
Dan Ellis
SA: 17TOI: 29:59
Saves: 15EV: 11 - 12
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .882SH: 0 - 0
Jason LaBarbera
SA: 17TOI: 59:55
Saves: 17EV: 17 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0