Los Angeles Kings Score Early, Often To Defeat Nashville Predators

December 19th, 2010 by Danielle Parenteau Leave a reply »
Justin Williams opened the floodgates with the Kings’ first goal a mere 15 seconds into the start of the game Saturday in Nashville. Los Angeles ultimately won 6-1.

Center Trevor Lewis then made it 2-0 with his first goal of the season. Just 1:10 later, defenseman Drew Doughty put one in the back of the net. Less than 10 minutes into the contest L.A. already had three goals.

Nashville opted to make a change in net. Anders Lindback, who had surrendered three goals on nine shots, was replaced by Mark Dekanich. Dekanich, in his NHL debut, also gave up three goals but on 25 shots. Lindback got the loss.

Predators left wing Steve Sullivan made it 3-1 24 seconds after Doughty’s tally, but Nashville would not score again.

Left wing Ryan Smyth was credited with a power play goal after the puck deflected off his shoulder into the net. This was the first period all season in which Los Angeles scored four times.

In the second period, left wing Alexei Ponikarovsky made it 5-1. Smyth’s second mark would push the tally to the eventual final score of 6-1.

After Dekanich stopped a shot by center Jarrett ...

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