Hockey bettors who backed the Kings on the moneyline Saturday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as Los Angeles easily handled Nashville 6-1 at Bridgestone Arena.
Los Angeles won as a -106 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Los Angeles got goals from Ryan Smyth (2), Justin Williams, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Trevor Lewis, and Drew Doughty in the victory. Williams opened the scoring at 0:15 of the first period.
Jonathan Bernier turned in a 29-save effort for the Kings.
Nashville got a goal from Steve Sullivan in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Mark Dekanich stopped 22 of 25 shots for the Predators, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Los Angeles scored 1 time on 3 chances on the power play, while Nashville went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Nashville lost the shots on goal battle to Los Angeles by a margin of 34-30.
Next game, Los Angeles takes its act on the road to face Chicago looking for another win. For Nashville, they head on the road to face Chicago.