GAME: Los Angeles Kings (14-10-1-3) at Nashville Predators (14-11-1-0).
TIME: Thursday, 8 p.m. EST.
The Nashville Predators look to end an eight-game home winless streak
against the Los Angeles Kings as they play at the Gaylord Entertainment Center.
The Predators are 0-6-2 over their last eight home games against the Kings.
Nashville hasn't defeated Los Angeles at home since a 4-3 win on March 4, 1999.
Nashville has won 10 of its last 13 games to move within eight points of
first place in the Central Division.
The Predators had won seven straight before a 4-1 loss to the St. Louis
Blues on Saturday.
"It's always going to come to an end," Predators coach Barry Trotz said of
the team's franchise-high winning streak. "You're not going to win 70 in a row
or something like that."
Despite the loss, Nashville goalie Tomas Vokoun has won 10 of his last 11
starts. Vokoun is tied for second in the NHL with 14 wins, one behind New
Jersey's Martin Brodeur. Vokoun is 1-2-0 with a 3.02 goals-against average in
three career starts against Los Angeles.
The Kings, who lead the Pacific Division, are coming off back-to-back
Atlanta's Marc Savard scored his second goal of the night with 1:23 left in
overtime to give the Atlanta Thrashers a 4-3 victory over the Kings on
Trent Klatt scored his eighth goal for the Kings, tying Zigmund Palffy,
Alexander Frolov and Michael Cammalleri for the team lead.
Backup goaltender Cristobal Huet allowed four goals as his GAA increased to
2.00. Huet has two shutouts in five starts this season backing up starter Roman