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Predators score three power-play goals, beat Los Angeles 4-1

Nashville’s Jerred Smithson added a short-handed goal off a sloppy turnover by rookie defenceman Peter Harrold. Kimmo Timonen and rookie Alexander Radulov also scored on power plays and Martin Erat had a career-high three assists, helping the Central Division-leading Predators end a three-game losing streak.

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Goaltender Chris Mason, making his seventh consecutive start since Tomas Vokoun tore ligaments in his left thumb on Nov. 23, stopped 20 shots.

Alexander Frolov scored his 17th goal for the Kings with 16:20 remaining.