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Steve Sullivan's overtime goal gives Predators 4-3 comeback win

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Steve Sullivan's power-play goal 4:41 into overtime gave the Nashville Predators a 4-3 comeback win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.

Sullivan scored with a one-timer from the left faceoff dot off a pass from Ryan Suter.

Nashville had tied it 2-2 on Joel Ward' short-handed goal at 7:05 of the third period. All-star defenceman Shea Weber gave the Predators their first lead 5:18 later.

Jack Johnson forced overtime by scoring the Kings' final goal with 1:04 left.

Nashville moved up to seventh place in the Western Conference, one point ahead of the idle Edmonton Oilers. Of the Predators' seven remaining games, five are on the road, and all but one of their opponents appears headed for the post-season.

Brian Boyle staked the Kings to a 1-0 lead 7:00 into the first period. Boyle stripped Weber of the puck behind the net and beat goaltender Pekka Rinne on the short side with a wrist shot along the ice.

Boyle was recalled Friday from Manchester of the American Hockey League after Jarret Stoll was injured Thursday at Dallas.

Nashville tied it with 5:36 left in the period on Cal O'Reilly's first NHL goal.

O'Reilly intercepted Brad Richardson's pass inside the Kings zone and sent the puck to Sullivan at the right dot. Sullivan returned the puck to O'Reilly in the high slot, where his one-timer beat Jonathan Quick on the glove side.

The Kings regained the lead at 8:56 of the second on Matt Greene's first goal in 44 games.

Ward's tying, short-handed goal came at the end of a 2-on-1 off a pass from Martin Erat, who had three assists.

Notes: Los Angeles C Anze Kopitar recorded his 200th career NHL point. Quick has started 26 of Los Angeles' last 30 games. ... Erat has a three-game point streak. He earned his 300th NHL point. ... O'Reilly was recalled by Nashville from Milwaukee (AHL) on Thursday after C David Legwand was injured in Wednesday's practice. ... Nashville swept the season series 4-0.

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