Predators crowned by Kings 6-1

All good things must come to an end, and Nashville's 10-game point earning streak came to a screeching halt tonight with a 6-1 thumping by a well-rested and talented L.A. Kings squad.

Follow after the jump, ye masochists...

Aw, quit your crying - the Ottawa Senators come into Smashville on Thursday, so make sure to use our coupon code for discount Nashville Predators tickets. Remember, hockey tickets can make a great holiday gift, so you can also look through the schedule, and get seats for any other home game!

First, your video highlights (viewer discretion advised) and Kings vs Predators boxscore:

Thoughts on this one? I don't have many. Thankfully, the Preds only play 13 back-to-back sets this season, among the fewest in the NHL. There were so many ugly moments in this one it's tough to focus on specifics, although (since I mentioned it in the game thread), Shane O'Brien's play behind the net which lead to L.A.'s 5th goal was particularly egregious, he just hesitated far too long and got his pocket picked.

Bottom line, the Kings jumped the Preds right from the start, just as I feared this afternoon. Do we blame the Game Operations staff for returning to the Jay-Z intro? Sure, sounds good enough for me...

You can listen to post-game audio from Barry TrotzRyan SuterKevin KleinAnders Lindback, and Mark Dekanich, who made his NHL debut and then got sent back to Milwaukee. Sergei Kostitsyn's scoring streak also came to an end.

And for some numbers, here are your advanced even-strength stats...

 Even Strength Individual Totals Team Totals While Player Is On Ice
 Player Pos EV TOI Shots Shts Blkd Missed Shts Blocks SOG For SOG Ag SOG +/- Tot SF Tot SA Corsi
 Martin Erat R 19:57 4 1 0 0 9 9 0 15 11 +4
 Marcel Goc C 19:07 2 1 1 0 8 7 +1 14 10 +4
 Jerred Smithson R 17:57 0 1 0 0 5 8 -3 7 10 -3
 Colin Wilson C 15:13 0 0 1 0 6 4 +2 13 7 +6
 Jordin Tootoo R 14:34 3 1 0 0 7 8 -1 9 11 -2
 Nick Spaling C 14:09 0 0 0 0 6 9 -3 7 11 -4
 Cal O`Reilly C 14:06 0 0 1 0 7 4 +3 13 8 +5
 Joel Ward R 13:46 1 0 0 0 6 8 -2 11 11 0
 Steve Sullivan L 13:31 3 0 0 0 3 2 +1 6 4 +2
 Sergei Kostitsyn L 13:13 2 1 2 0 9 8 +1 16 10 +6
 Steve Begin L 12:50 2 0 0 0 7 9 -2 7 12 -5
 J.P. Dumont R 10:32 0 0 0 0 6 8 -2 6 12 -6
 Alexander Sulzer D 18:58 0 1 0 2 2 8 -6 5 14 -9
 Francis Bouillon D 11:15 4 0 0 2 8 8 0 12 13 -1
 Kevin Klein D 10:24 1 0 0 2 6 6 0 10 11 -1
 Shane O`Brien D 10:23 0 0 0 1 9 10 -1 10 14 -4
 Ryan Suter D 8:59 2 2 0 0 14 11 +3 22 12 +10
 Shea Weber D 1:25 2 0 2 0 12 13 -1 22 14 +8
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