The battle between the Kings and Predators didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Nashville was handed a 5-1 defeat on Monday at STAPLES Center.
The Kings were a -130 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.
Los Angeles got goals from Jeff Carter (3), Mike Richards, and Dwight King in the victory. Carter opened the scoring at 5:28 of the second period.
Jonathan Bernier turned in a 18-save effort for the Kings.
Gabriel Bourque scored for the Predators, finding the net behind Jonathan Bernier.
Nashville got an 8-stop effort from Pekka Rinne in the loss.
Los Angeles scored 2 times on 4 chances on the power play, while Nashville went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Los Angeles lost the shots on goal battle to Nashville by a margin of 19-16.
Los Angeles looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Blues. The Predators will aim to get back on the winning track vs Edmonton.