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Rinne helps Preds edge Kings

Feb 28, 2012 - 5:28 AM
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Pekka Rinne made 30 saves and Patric Hornqvist scored the eventual game-winner, as the Predators edged the Kings, 2-1 at Bridgestone Arena.

Roman Josi also lit the lamp for Nashville, which has recorded a point in five straight games (4-0-1).

Jonathan Quick stopped 26 shots in Los Angeles' fifth loss in six games.

The Kings spoiled Rinne's shutout bid with 3:24 remaining in regulation, as Dustin Brown's wrister from the left circle got through traffic and bounced off several skates in front before finding the back of the net.

Brown, who recorded a hat trick in Saturday's win over the Blackhawks, was credited with the goal, but Rinne stood tall in the final minutes to secure the win.

Josi's seemingly innocuous wrister from the right point deflected off the stick of Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and trickled past Quick with 1:33 remaining in the opening period.

Less than four minutes into the second, David Legwand's shot from between the circles caromed off the back boards and onto the stick of Hornqvist out front for his 18th goal of the season.

"[Legwand] actually missed the net and it ended up right on my stick and I was able to put in the net. It was nice to get the goal and to get the two points," Hornqvist said.

Game Notes

Before Monday's trade deadline, the Predators acquired forward Andrei Kostitsyn from the Canadiens in exchange for a 2013 second-round draft pick and 2013 conditional fifth-round draft pick. They also landed center Paul Gaustad and a 2013 fourth-round pick from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a 2012 first-round pick...Both teams failed on their lone power play opportunity...Nashville had dropped its previous three home tests in this series.








  • LOS ANGELES: 1
    NASHVILLE: 2
    Final

    Feb 27 10:26 PM


  • Los Angeles Goal - Dustin Brown (18), at 16:36.

    Kings 1, Predators 2  3rd - 3:24Feb 27 10:19 PM
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  • LOS ANGELES: 0
    NASHVILLE: 2
    End of 2nd

    Feb 27 9:32 PM


  • Nashville Goal - David Legwand (15), at 3:52.

    Kings 0, Predators 2  2nd - 16:08Feb 27 9:04 PM


  • LOS ANGELES: 0
    NASHVILLE: 1
    End of 1st

    Feb 27 8:38 PM


  • Nashville Goal - Roman Josi (4), from David Legwand and Gabriel Bourque at 18:26.

    Kings 0, Predators 1  1st - 1:34Feb 27 8:37 PM
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  • LOS ANGELES: 0
    NASHVILLE: 0
    1st Period - 20:00

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