PREDATORS (3-1-0) at KINGS (1-2-0)
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Filip Forsberg will try to extend his goal streak to start the season to five games when the Nashville Predators play the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Saturday.
It is the Kings' home opener and the first road game for the Predators, who began the season on a four-game homestand.
Forsberg set a Nashville record when he scored in his fourth straight game to start the season, a 6-5 win against the Washington Capitals on Thursday. The forward, who will be playing his 400th NHL game, has six points (four goals, two assists).
The Kings lost 8-2 at the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday in the last of a three-game road trip. Jonathan Quick allowed an NHL career-worst eight goals on 25 shots.
Los Angeles, entering its 20th season at Staples Center, is 1-3-1 in its past five home openers.
Players to watch
Predators center Matt Duchene has one goal and seven assists during a four-game point streak, setting the record for most points by a player in his first four games with Nashville. Paul Kariya had six points (four goals, two assists) in 2005-06.
Kings center Anze Kopitar has one goal and four assists during a three-game point streak to start the season.
They said it
"He's off to an unbelievable start, but it feels like we can roll every line and every line is dangerous and creates something. He's a huge part of it." -- Predators defenseman Roman Josi on center Matt Duchene
"If they gave a fourth assist, we'd have the leading scorers in the League right now." -- Kings coach Todd McLellan on turnovers
Predators projected lineup
Calle Jarnkrok -- Ryan Johansen -- Viktor Arvidsson
Filip Forsberg -- Matt Duchene -- Mikael Granlund
Colton Sissons -- Nick Bonino -- Austin Watson
Daniel Carr -- Kyle Turris -- Craig Smith
Roman Josi -- Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm -- Dante Fabbro
Dan Hamhuis -- Yannick Weber
Scratched: Matt Irwin
Injured: Rocco Grimaldi (lower body)
Kings projected lineup
Alex Iafallo -- Anze Kopitar -- Dustin Brown
Kyle Clifford -- Jeff Carter -- Austin Wagner
Carl Grundstrom -- Adrian Kempe -- Tyler Toffoli
Ilya Kovalchuk -- Michael Amadio -- Trevor Lewis
Tobias Bjornfot -- Drew Doughty
Alec Martinez -- Matt Roy
Ben Hutton -- Sean Walker
Scratched: Joakim Ryan, Blake Lizotte
Injured: Kurtis MacDermid (undisclosed), Derek Forbort (back)
MacDermid, who did not practice Friday, is day to day, general manager Rob Blake said. ... Grimaldi practiced Friday but is expected to be out for the second straight game.
Jarnkrok will be playing his 400th NHL game. ... Johansen has two goals and three assists during a four-game point streak. ... Toffoli has 19 points (11 goals, eight assists) in 26 games against the Predators.