After a 5-3 victory in a Western Conference Final rematch on Friday in Anaheim, the Nashville Predators are right back at it tonight, this time in Los Angeles to face the Kings at Staples Center.
The Preds are 1-1-0 on their current four-game trip and are facing their third game in four nights as they prepare to conclude the California portion.
Tonight begins the first of three meetings between the Preds and Kings this season, two of which will come in L.A.
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Last Time Out:
Five different Preds found the back of the net and 13 players in total recorded at least a point in Nashville's 5-3 win over Anaheim on Friday. Scott Hartnell, Roman Josi, Matt Irwin, Viktor Arvidsson and P.K. Subban all tallied, while Frederick Gaudreau recorded a pair of assists, his first career multi-point effort. Hartnell skated in his 1,200th career game, Cody McLeod appeared in his 700th and Pekka Rinne recorded the win on his 35th birthday.
Video: The Preds face one of the West's top teams in L.A.
The Kings are off to one of their best starts in franchise history, amassing a 10-2-1 record with wins in four of their last five. Anze Kopitar leads the team with seven goals and 15 points, followed by Dustin Brown with 13 points. Tyler Toffoli also has seven goals and shares the 10-point mark along with Adrian Kempe and Jake Muzzin. Jonathan Quick is 8-2-1 in net with a 1.99 goals-against average.
The Predators are 30-26-3-8 all-time against the Kings, including a 17-11-0-6 record on the road. Nashville has picked up at least a point in six consecutive games in Los Angeles (3-0-3), falling in overtime in the last three but winning the previous three in regulation. Overall, the Preds have only lost once in regulation to the Kings in their last 12 meetings.
Watch & Listen:
Tonight's game in Los Angeles comes with a 9:30 p.m. CT start time with Predators Live pregame coverage beginning at 9 p.m. on Fox Sports Tennessee. The game can also be heard on 102.5 The Game and the Predators Radio Network. Plus, follow PredsNHL on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat for updates from L.A.
Listen to a Live Radio Feed (only active during the game broadcast window).
Watch a Live Stream of the game on the Fox Sports Go App or Watch on NHL.TV.