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Predators hope to stop slide vs. struggling Kings

Dec 22, 2007 - 2:13 PM
Los Angeles (12-22-2) at Nashville (14-16-2) 8:00 pm EST

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) - It's the holiday season, but the Nashville Predators have not had much to celebrate this month.

Martin Erat will try to help the Predators snap a five-game losing streak when they host the lowly Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.

Erat leads the club with 17 assists and 26 points this season. The 26-year-old Czech, however, has just a goal and an assist in seven games during December - a month that has seen the Predators go 2-7-0.

Radek Bonk, Nashville's leading goal scorer with 11, has just three assists on the campaign. He has managed just one tally over the previous eight contests.

Los Angeles is looking to end a six-game skid. The return of goaltender Jason LaBarbera, who missed eight games with a rib injury, has not seemed to help.

LaBarbera has surrendered 11 goals over the past three contests since returning. The 27-year-old netminder did post his first shutout of the season against the Predators in a 6-0 triumph on October 23.

Anze Kopitar has 15 tallies and a team-high 36 points this season.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 1 1 1 3
    NASHVILLE 1 2 1 4 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NAS - JASON ARNOTT 10 (JORDIN TOOTOO, JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT)
    2:34
    LOS - LUBOMIR VISNOVSKY 2 (ALEXANDER FROLOV, LADISLAV NAGY)
    11:10
    2ND PRD: LOS - (SH) PATRICK O'SULLIVAN 8 (UNASSISTED) 10:23
    NAS - RYAN SUTER 5 (JASON

    Dec 22 10:39 PM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 3
    NASHVILLE 4
    3RD PRD: LOS - PATRICK O'SULLIVAN 9 (ROB BLAKE, JAROSLAV MODRY) 11:07

    Kings vs. PredatorsDec 22 10:20 PM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 2
    NASHVILLE 4
    3RD PRD: NAS - (PP) JASON ARNOTT 12 (DAVID LEGWAND, SHEA WEBER) 3:04

    Kings vs. PredatorsDec 22 10:05 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 1 1 2
    NASHVILLE 1 2 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NAS - JASON ARNOTT 10 (JORDIN TOOTOO, JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT)
    2:34
    LOS - LUBOMIR VISNOVSKY 2 (ALEXANDER FROLOV, LADISLAV NAGY)
    11:10
    2ND PRD: LOS - (SH) PATRICK O'SULLIVAN 8 (UNASSISTED) 10:23
    NAS - RYAN SU

    Dec 22 9:41 PM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 2
    NASHVILLE 3
    2ND PRD: NAS - (PP) JASON ARNOTT 11 (VERNON FIDDLER, RYAN SUTER) 14:21

    Kings vs. PredatorsDec 22 9:29 PM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 2
    NASHVILLE 2
    2ND PRD: NAS - RYAN SUTER 5 (JASON ARNOTT, JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT) 12:43

    Kings vs. PredatorsDec 22 9:26 PM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 2
    NASHVILLE 1
    2ND PRD: LOS - (SH) PATRICK O'SULLIVAN 8 (UNASSISTED) 10:23

    Kings vs. PredatorsDec 22 9:20 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 1 1
    NASHVILLE 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NAS - JASON ARNOTT 10 (JORDIN TOOTOO, JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT)
    2:34
    LOS - LUBOMIR VISNOVSKY 2 (ALEXANDER FROLOV, LADISLAV NAGY)
    11:10
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS 15

    Dec 22 8:44 PM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 1
    NASHVILLE 1
    1ST PRD: LOS - LUBOMIR VISNOVSKY 2 (ALEXANDER FROLOV, LADISLAV NAGY)
    11:10

    Kings vs. PredatorsDec 22 8:30 PM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 0
    NASHVILLE 1
    1ST PRD: NAS - JASON ARNOTT 10 (JORDIN TOOTOO, JEAN-PIERRE DUMONT)
    2:34

    Kings vs. PredatorsDec 22 8:12 PM