The Tennessean
National Hockey League
Nashville 3, Los Angeles 0
When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, February 7, 2013
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Referees: Wes McCauley, Brian Pochmara
Linesmen: Mike Cvik, Jonny Murray
Attendance: 17113

Predators 3, Kings 0: Colin Wilson recorded his second career two-goal performance and Pekka Rinne made 32 saves as host Nashville extended its winning streak to four games.

Gabriel Bourque also scored and defenseman Kevin Klein notched a pair of assists for the Predators, who improved to 1-0-2 at home this season despite being outshot 32-14.

Bourque opened the scoring 2:54 into the contest and Wilson doubled the lead 7:01 into the second period by beating Jonathan Quick from the slot following a feed through traffic from Klein. Wilson capped his first two-goal effort since Dec. 28, 2010 against Dallas by burying the rebound of captain Shea Weber's blast from the blue line during a power play with 6:58 left in the session.

Rinne was busiest in the second period, turning aside 20 shots. The goaltender needed to make only eight saves in the first session and four in the third to record his 26th career shutout and first this campaign.

Quick stopped 11 shots for the Kings, who fell to 1-2-0 on their five-game road trip.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Los Angeles had won seven of its previous 10 overall meetings with the Predators and four of five in Nashville. ... Rinne has allowed a total of three goals during the Predators' winning streak. ... Weber's assist on Wilson's second goal was his first point in 10 games this season.

Top Game Performances
Los Angeles   Nashville
N/A Points Colin Wilson 2
N/A Goals Colin Wilson 2
N/A Assists Kevin Klein 2
N/A Power Play Goals Colin Wilson 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Quick .786 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne 1.000
Jonathan Quick 11 Saves Pekka Rinne 32
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 32 0 0-3 2-3 11 25
Nashville 14 3 1-3 3-3 11 33
Upcoming Games
  • Nashville will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Predators have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Kings have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .400 after a loss.