|25||NASHVILLE||+160||Ov 5,-115||+160||Ov 5,-115|
|26||LOS ANGELES||-180||Un 5,-105||-185||Un 5,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2-4-0||-1.1||2-4||-1.1||2-4||2.0||29.3||2.7||31.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.6||2-3||-0.6||2-2||2.2||27.6||3.2||31.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||13||27||11||8||7||1||0||389||6.9%||40||7||17.5%||44|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||6||12||5||5||2||0||0||176||6.8%||20||2||10.0%||18|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||11||4||3||3||1||0||138||8.0%||12||2||16.7%||15|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||37||7||16||12||2||4||383||9.7%||47||9||19.1%||68|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||16||4||6||5||1||3||186||8.6%||21||3||14.3%||30|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||1||6||8||1||2||159||10.1%||16||3||18.7%||29|
|MAGNUS HELLBERG (All Games)||1||1||4||3||75.0%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|MAGNUS HELLBERG (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MAGNUS HELLBERG (Last 4 Games)||1||1||4||3||75.0%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|CARTER HUTTON (All Games)||5||4||148||135||91.2%||0||2-2||+0.4||2-2-0||0||2-1|
|CARTER HUTTON (Road Games)||3||3||86||80||93.0%||0||1-2||-0.6||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|CARTER HUTTON (Last 4 Games)||4||3||126||114||90.5%||0||2-1||+1.5||2-1-0||+1||1-1|
|PEKKA RINNE (All Games)||9||8||229||210||91.7%||1||4-4||+0.2||4-4-0||0||1-5|
|PEKKA RINNE (Road Games)||4||3||98||91||92.9%||1||1-2||-0.6||1-2-0||-1||0-3|
|PEKKA RINNE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||112||106||94.6%||1||2-2||+0.3||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||5-2-0||+1.2||5-2||+1.2||4-3||3.6||33.3||2.7||24.7|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||-0.5||3-2||-0.5||2-3||3.2||36.0||2.8||24.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||14||40||14||6||14||6||6||456||8.8%||54||12||22.2%||53|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||7||25||11||4||7||3||3||233||10.7%||30||8||26.7%||36|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||6||3||5||2||2||180||8.9%||22||5||22.7%||22|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||36||10||13||13||0||1||376||9.6%||60||11||18.3%||67|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||19||4||9||6||0||0||173||11.0%||30||7||23.3%||35|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||2||8||4||0||0||124||11.3%||23||7||30.4%||27|
|JONATHAN QUICK (All Games)||12||12||309||279||90.3%||0||8-4||+2||8-4-0||+1||6-5|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Home Games)||7||7||173||154||89.0%||0||5-2||+1.2||5-2-0||0||4-3|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||91||80||87.9%||0||3-1||+0.6||3-1-0||0||2-2|
|BEN SCRIVENS (All Games)||4||2||66||61||92.4%||0||1-1||-0.1||1-1-0||0||0-2|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Last 4 Games)||4||2||66||61||92.4%||0||1-1||-0.1||1-1-0||0||0-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NASHVILLE 3.19, LOS ANGELES 2.87|
|10/8/2013||MINNESOTA||3-2||W||0, -130||W||5 ov||P|
|10/10/2013||TORONTO||0-4||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/12/2013||NY ISLANDERS||3-2||W||0, -140||W||5 ov||P|
|10/15/2013||FLORIDA||4-3||W||0, -165||W||5 ov||O|
|10/17/2013||LOS ANGELES||1-2||L||0, -110||L||5 ev||U|
|10/19/2013||at MONTREAL||2-1||W||0, +145||W||5 ov||U|
|10/20/2013||at WINNIPEG||3-1||W||0, +145||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/22/2013||at MINNESOTA||0-2||L||0, +140||L||5 un||U|
|10/24/2013||WINNIPEG||3-2||W||0, -135||W||5 ov||P|
|10/26/2013||ST LOUIS||1-6||L||0, +110||L||5 ov||O|
|10/31/2013||at PHOENIX||4-5||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||O|
|11/2/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|11/6/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|11/8/2013||at WINNIPEG|| |
|11/10/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|11/12/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|10/7/2013||NY RANGERS||1-3||L||0, -150||L||5 un||U|
|10/9/2013||OTTAWA||4-3||W||0, -165||W||5 ev||O|
|10/11/2013||at CAROLINA||2-1||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/13/2013||at FLORIDA||3-0||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/15/2013||at TAMPA BAY||1-5||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||O|
|10/17/2013||at NASHVILLE||2-1||W||0, -110||W||5 ev||U|
|10/19/2013||DALLAS||5-2||W||0, -180||W||5 ov||O|
|10/21/2013||CALGARY||2-3||L||0, -260||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/24/2013||PHOENIX||7-4||W||0, -160||W||5 un||O|
|10/27/2013||EDMONTON||2-1||W||0, -250||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/29/2013||at PHOENIX||1-3||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||U|
|10/30/2013||SAN JOSE||4-3||W||0, +125||W||5 ev||O|
|11/12/2013||at BUFFALO|| |
|NASHVILLE: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Making the playoffs has become so automatic for the Nashville Predators that they didn't react well to finishing below .500 for the first time in a decade.|
They went shopping in a very big way hoping to make sure thatdoesn't happen again.
The Predators opened free agency signing five of the seven players they added on the first day. Right wing Viktor Stalberg from Stanley Cup champ Chicago is the key addition, and they also added Eric Nystrom, and Matt Hendricks and center Matt Cullen, who helped Carolina win the Stanley Cup in 2006.
"It shows all the commitment," captain Shea Weber said. "They made those moves, and they addressed the needs we have. They filled some spots, and obviously everyone's going to see what those guys are capable of. And we're going to see what they can do in the locker room as well."
Nashville will be looking for its eighth playoff berth in a decade this season trying to bounce back from a 16-23-9 record that put them 14th in the Western Conference.
"We feel like we're back to having the depth and the pieces to do what we need to do," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said.
The Predators will need scoring from the new players.
They averaged just 2.27 goals per game last season, tying Florida for the worst scoring average in the NHL. Stalberg is expected to be the biggest addition if he can prove that all he needed was more playing time after struggling to find ice time behind the offensive stars in Chicago. He tied for fifth in goals in Chicago despite ranking 20th in minutes per game last season.
"All the guys in the locker room expect us to be back in the playoffs this year and to make a run," Stalberg said. "We got what it takes in here. It's a matter of putting it all together and finding a way to win hockey games."
|LOS ANGELES: |
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After the most successful two-year stretch in franchise history, the Los Angeles Kings just want to keep it going.
That's because the Kings historically aren't used to good times. The 2012 Stanley Cup champions returned to the Western Conference finals last summer, winning six total playoff rounds - twice as many as this long-struggling team had ever managed in any two-year stretch.
To stay on top, Los Angeles plans to rely on the same unflashy, workmanlike style that allowed coach Darryl Sutter's club to raise the Cup for the first time.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (NASHVILLE-LOS ANGELES) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(UPDATES with Carter going on IR)
*Predators-Kings Preview* =========================
By NOEY KUPCHAN STATS Writer
Nashville (6-5-2) at Los Angeles (9-5-0), 10:30 p.m. EDT
Things are starting to come together for the Los Angeles Kings, who earned two points with an impressive come-from-behind effort last time out.
The Nashville Predators, in contrast, let one slip away after coming undone down the stretch.
Seeking a fourth consecutive home win, the Kings try to continue their recent success against the Predators on Saturday night while playing without one of their top goal scorers.
Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty and Justin Williams each had a goal and an assist, and Mike Richards added two assists as Los Angeles (9-5-0) erased three one-goal deficits in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over San Jose.
"We didn't let the game get away from us," Williams, whose team has won five of seven, told the Kings' official website. "We killed a penalty when we needed to and we scored a power-play goal when we needed to. We won one in overtime. Big division game.
"We needed a come-from-behind win, and we got it. It took us (62 1-2) minutes, but eventually we got it done."
Los Angeles will try to get it done Saturday without Jeff Carter, who is tied with Williams for the team lead with five goals. Carter is going on injured reserve due to a lower-body injury.
The Predators (6-5-2) kicked off a franchise-record 17-day, seven-game road trip in disappointing fashion with a 5-4 shootout loss to Phoenix on Thursday. David Legwand scored and recorded a season-high three points, but Nashville let up after building a 3-0 lead in the first period.
"We just shot ourselves in the foot. It's just frustrating," left wing Eric Nystrom, who also scored, told the team's official website. "Everything was preventable. Those can't happen. That's tough. We should have had two points in that game, 100 percent.
"We just let off the gas pedal, and a couple of broken plays end up in our net, and that's got to be the only time that happens this year."
The Predators outshot the Coyotes 40-25 before missing all five shootout attempts. Carter Hutton, making his third consecutive start in place of the injured Pekka Rinne, dropped to 0-1-1 with a 4.79 goals-against average in his last two games.
Nashville has allowed 14 goals during a 1-2-1 stretch.
"We made too many mistakes," coach Barry Trotz said. "That's not smart hockey."
The Predators will surely need a better effort in goal if they hope to beat the Kings, who are 9-3-1 in the last 13 meetings. Los Angeles pulled out a 2-1 shootout victory in Nashville on Oct. 17 behind a rare goal from Slava Voynov and Jonathan Quick's 34 saves.
Beating the Predators hasn't been easy for Quick, who entered that game with a 1-5-2 record and 2.85 GAA in the series.
Quick has won three consecutive starts and is 5-1-0 with a 2.26 GAA over the last two weeks. He is also 5-1-0 in his last six home starts.
Leading the team with 13 points, Kopitar has gone without one in his last four matchups against the Predators.
The Predators, near the bottom of the NHL with 2.08 goals per game, are 3 for their last 22 on the power play. They may be able to break out against a Kings team that has surrendered seven power-play goals in 23 chances over a five-game stretch.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 1:47:25 PM EST|