Los Angeles faces conference rival Nashville
Los Angeles; Thursday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles faces Nashville in Western Conference play.
The Kings are 16-18-4 against Western Conference opponents. Los Angeles has allowed 49 power-play goals, stopping 75.6 percent of opponent opportunities.
The Predators have gone 17-14-4 away from home. Nashville has scored 31 power-play goals, converting on 13.2 percent of chances. In their last meeting on Feb. 21, Nashville won 2-1.
LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 5-5-0, averaging 2.3 goals, 3.9 assists, four penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .906 save percentage.
Kings: 2-6-2, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.1 assists, 3.6 penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game with a .875 save percentage.
Kings Injuries: Austin Wagner: day to day (lower body).
Predators Injuries: None listed.