Nashville Predators @ Los Angeles Kings Preview (Game 14)

The Nashville Predators (6-5-2) faceoff against the Los Angeles Kings (9-5-0) Saturday night in their second of three meetings this season.   The Predators look to rebound from a tough loss in overtime against Phoenix on Thursday.  Los Angeles will be without Jeff Carter tonight.  That’s a huge blow for the Kings.  because they have struggled scoring goals this season, only averaging 2.6 goals per game. 

TV/RADIO COVERAGE

Nashville: 102.5 The Game, Fox Sports Tennessee 

Los Angeles: Fox Sports West, KPTR AM 1450

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SEASON SERIES

Kings won the first meeting 2-1 in overtime.

LINE UP NEWS

Projected Starting Goaltenders:

Name

W

L

OT

GAA

SV%

#30 Carter Hutton

2

1

1

2.71

.912

#32 Jonathan Quick

8

4

0

2.56

.903

Nashville Injuries: #26 F Matt Hendricks DTD (upper body injury) and #35 G Pekka Rinne (IR; hip)

Los Angeles Injuries: #77 F Jeff Carter IR (lower body injury)

Projected Nashville Scratches: #16 W Rich Clune, #26 W Matt Hendricks and #64 D Victor Bartley

Projected Los Angeles Scratches:  #27 D Alec Martinez and #77 W Jeff Carter

PROJECTED LINES

Nashville 

Wilson – Fisher – Stalberg

Nystrom – Legwand – Hornqvist

Bourque – Cullen – Smith

Spaling – Gaustad – Forsberg

Jones – Weber

Josi – Klein

Ekholm – Ellis

Hutton

Hellberg

Los Angeles

King – Kopitar – Williams

Brown- Richards – Frattin

Clifford – Stoll – O’Neill

Carcillo – Lewis – Nolan

Regehr – Doughty

Mitchell – Voynov

Muzzin – Greene

Quick

Scrivens

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Nashville: #11 F David Legwand – Legwand had a breakout game Thursday night netting 1 goal and 2 assists.  They will need big production out of him to pull out a win tonight. 

Los Angeles: #11 C Anze Kopitar – With Carter heading to the IR, the Kings will lean hard on Kopitar for the next few games to produce offense. 

Who scores the first goal of the game for Predators? Win a Preds player t-shirt, info here.

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