Nashville (8-7-1) at Los Angeles (7-6-2), 10:30 p.m. EST
LOS ANGELES (Ticker) — The Los Angeles Kings have bounced back
nicely from a five-game losing streak.
Los Angeles looks to extend its winning streak to five games
when it hosts the Nashville Predators on Saturday.
The Kings, who have finished near or at the bottom of the league
the past couple seasons, has not won five straight games since
February 11-March 7, 2006.
Michal Handzus, Jarret Stoll and defenseman Kyle Quincey each
scored for Los Angeles in Thursday’s 3-2 victory over the Dallas
Stars, completing a home-and-home sweep.
The Kings, who ranked last in the Western Conference in
goals-allowed last season, also seem to have found a goaltender
in Erik Ersberg. The Swede has started five consecutive games
and is 4-0-1, yielding 10 goals in that span.
Nashville has won two straight after a three-game slide and is
coming off a 4-3 overtime victory at the Anaheim Ducks on
Friday. Defenseman Dan Hamhuis had the game-winner at 2:17 of
The Predators defeated the Kings on October 25, 5-4.