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LA Kings Regular-Season Preview: Game 72 @ Nashville

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Los Angeles Kings 2015-16 Regular Season:
Game 72 @ Nashville, March 21, 2016, 5pm PST

Fresh off clinching a playoff spot, the Los Angeles Kings turn their attention to the 36-23-13 Nashville Predators, who they face for the third and final time this regular season.

Each of the previous two meetings this season have gone to overtime with the Kings winning on both occasions. First, Jeff Carter won it on Halloween night in Los Angeles and Tanner Pearson netted the winner in Nashville on Feb. 20. The silver-and-black will hope for the three-peat this time.

For the Kings, Kris Versteeg is day-to-day after blocking a shot late in Saturday’s game vs. Boston while Anze Kopitar enters Monday’s contest riding a five-game point streak. He also has 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in his last 10 games. But it will not be easy continuing said streak against netminder Pekka Rinne who is 9-1-2 in his last 12 starts which includes a .937 save percentage over that stretch.

For Jonathan Quick, he sits on 249 career wins, just one shy of the great Johnny Bower for 49th on the NHL’s all-time list.

The Kings enter Monday looking for the series sweep. Can they do it? We’ll just have to wait and see.

Enjoy the game!

About Ryan Cowley

Ryan Cowley has been writing about the Los Angeles Kings since 2009, beginning as the head writer and editor of Make Way for the Kings since its inception. Until the summer of 2015, Make Way was run by the FanvsFan Network (www.makewayforthekings.com) but has since become independent at its new address: www.makewayforthekings.net Ryan is an NHL-accredited writer who has covered such events as the Stanley Cup Final and Stadium Series. He is also a graduate of Comedy Writing & Performance from Humber College in Toronto, Ontario.

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