Series (Game 2 of 4)

Nashville leads 3-1

Game 1: Thursday, December 7th
Game 2: Saturday, December 23rd
Game 3: Saturday, February 10th
Game 4: Saturday, March 3rd

Kings 0

(12-20-5, 29 pts)

Predators 7

(24-9-3, 51 pts)

8:00 PM ET, December 23, 2006

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

1 2 3 T
LA 0 0 00
NSH 2 4 17

C. Mason (Predators - G): Saves: 34, Save Pct.: 1.000

J. Dumont (Predators - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 2

D. Legwand (Predators - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 1

Los Angeles (12-19-5) at Nashville (23-9-3) 8:00 pm EST

Los Angeles (12-19-5) at Nashville (23-9-3) 8:00 pm EST

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- Two clubs coming off shaky performances hook up in Nashville on Saturday when the Predators host the Los Angeles Kings.

The Kings suffered a 5-2 loss on Thursday to the St. Louis Blues, who have the second fewest points in the league. Derek Armstrong and rookie sensation Anze Kopitar scored the goals for Los Angeles.

Kopitar has been tremendous so far this season for the Kings with 11 goals and 32 points. He ranks second in rookie scoring behind Pittsburgh phenom Evgeni Malkin, who has 33 points.

The Predators, the second-place club in the Western Conference, were embarrassed at home by the Buffalo Sabres, 7-2, on Thursday.

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for Nashville.

Martin Erat and Jason Arnott scored for Nashville, which received an uncharacteristic poor performance from Chris Mason, who was pulled after allowing five goals on 26 shots.