Nashville Predators vs. Los Angeles Kings Preview: Shenanigans

Another day, another struggling California team.

Nashville Predators

The Predators figured it out a bit on Tuesday evening. Some power play goals by Filip Forsberg weren’t enough, however.

Viktor Arvidsson skated on a line without Forsberg and Ryan Johansen, likely in an effort to get Mikael Granlund going.

With Pekka Rinne starting against the Ducks, I’d expect to see Juuse Saros tonight against the Kings.

The Predators really need a solid win tonight to put them on the right foot before they face the Sharks on Saturday evening.

Los Angeles Kings

It’s no secret the Kings have struggled this season. They parted with Carl Hagelin at the trade deadline, but very few moves would dramatically improve their season. The Kings last played on Sunday against Anaheim, a game they narrowly won.

Anze Kopitar leads the Kings in points with 48 (19 goals, 29 assists). Dustin Brown has 39 points (17 goals, 22 assists). Drew Doughty leads Kings defenders in points with 39 (5 goals, 34 assists).

Rookie Carl Grundstrom has scored two goals in his first two games in a Kings uniform.

Jonathan Quick has a .891 Sv% in 38 games for Los Angeles. Jack Campbell has fared slightly better over 24 games, with a .924 Sv%.

Memories and Feelings

  • I feel pretty tired watching my Predators flounder.
  • Also, coffee.
  • Tonight is Pride Night for the Kings. /

Reasons to Watch

  • Juuse Saros is likely to play a huge game against the Kings. He’s looked incredible in 2019 even when his team has not. /

Kings Social Media

Tonight’s Theme Song

“Stars” by Switchfoot.

How to Watch

Tonight’s game is even later than Tuesday’s game. Puck drop will be at 9:30 Central. Fox Sports-TN has the broadcast and 102.5 The Game has the radio call.