Kings Blank Predator 4-0

December 26, 2016

"Tonight, we were right in it there [going into] the third period," Captain Mike Fisher said. "We felt like we'd come out and have a good period. It was back and forth and we just gave up a couple of chances that cost us the game there in the third. We just couldn't find a way to win, and it's disappointing."

"There are some things we can do better defensively, too," defenseman Roman Josisaid. "Like tonight in the third, we definitely left [Pekka Rinne] hanging back there, but I think it's a big thing from the start; we have to go and try to get the first goal and win the game. The game is so much easier when you have that lead, you're playing with the momentum and everything. We have to make sure we do that."

NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators defenseman Matt Irwin (52) gets checked by Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8) by the Los Angeles Kings net during a hockey match between the Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators defenseman Matt Irwin (52) gets checked by Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8) by the Los Angeles Kings net during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators center Calle Jarnkrok (19) pushes the puck up ice during a hockey match between the Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators center Calle Jarnkrok (19) pushes the puck up ice during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

 

NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher (12) controls the puck during a hockey match between the Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher (12) controls the puck during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22December 22, 2016 Los Angeles Kings goalie Peter Budaj (31) guards the net from Nashville Predators right wing James Neal (18) during a hockey match between the Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 22, 2016 Los Angeles Kings goalie Peter Budaj (31) guards the net from Nashville Predators right wing James Neal (18) during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) flips the puck up ice during a hockey match between the Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) flips the puck up ice during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson (51) and Los Angeles Kings left wing Andy Andreoff (15) throw punches during a hockey match between the Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson (51) and Los Angeles Kings left wing Andy Andreoff (15) throw punches during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) stops the shot from Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) during a hockey match between the Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) stops the shot from Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22December 22, 2016 Los Angeles Kings left wing Tanner Pearson (70) tries to sneak the puck past Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during a hockey match between the Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 22, 2016 Los Angeles Kings left wing Tanner Pearson (70) tries to sneak the puck past Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22December 22, 2016 Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Lewis (22) takes a shot at Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during a hockey match between the Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 22, 2016 Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Lewis (22) takes a shot at Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) deflects the shot of Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) with his leg during a hockey match between the Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) deflects the shot of Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) with his leg during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators center Colton Sissons (10) takes a shot during a hockey match between the Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Kings blank the Predators 4-0 Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators center Colton Sissons (10) takes a shot during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Kings blank the Predators 4-0 Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (56) tries to push the puck past Los Angeles Kings goalie Peter Budaj (31) during a hockey match between the Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Kings blank the Predators 4-0 Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (56) tries to push the puck past Los Angeles Kings goalie Peter Budaj (31) during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Kings blank the Predators 4-0 Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) waits for the face off during a hockey match between the Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) waits for the face off during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher (12) and Los Angeles Kings center Nick Shore (21) go head to head in the face off during a hockey match between the Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Kings blank the Predators 4-0 Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher (12) and Los Angeles Kings center Nick Shore (21) go head to head in the face off during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Kings blank the Predators 4-0 Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22NHL 2016: Kings vs Predators DEC 22December 22, 2016 Los Angeles Kings center Jordan Nolan (71) congratulates Los Angeles Kings goalie Peter Budaj (31) for the shut out during a hockey match between the Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 22, 2016 Los Angeles Kings center Jordan Nolan (71) congratulates Los Angeles Kings goalie Peter Budaj (31) for the shut out during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)