Nashville takes on Los Angeles on 3-game slide
Los Angeles; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Nashville heads into the matchup with Los Angeles as losers of three in a row.
The Kings are 11-15-1 against Western Conference opponents. Los Angeles has surrendered 33 power-play goals, killing 73.6% of opponent opportunities.
The Predators are 10-9-3 in conference games. Nashville averages 9.3 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the NHL. Austin Watson leads the team serving 44 total minutes.
In their last meeting on Oct. 12, Los Angeles won 7-4.
LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 4-5-1, averaging 3.6 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while allowing 3.7 goals per game with a .878 save percentage.
Kings: 5-3-2, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.2 assists, three penalties and 6.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .909 save percentage.
INJURIES: Kings: Dustin Brown: day to day (illness).
Predators: None listed.