Kings host the Predators after Kempe's 2-goal game
Nashville Predators (31-23-7, fifth in the Central Division) vs. Los Angeles Kings (37-20-8, second in the Pacific Division)
Los Angeles; Saturday, 10:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Kings host the Nashville Predators after Adrian Kempe's two-goal game against the Colorado Avalanche in the Kings' 5-2 win.
Los Angeles has a 20-9-2 record in home games and a 37-20-8 record overall. The Kings have a 33-6-4 record when scoring at least three goals.
Nashville is 31-23-7 overall and 15-13-4 on the road. The Predators have gone 23-7-3 in games they score at least three goals.
Saturday's game is the third time these teams match up this season. The Kings won the previous meeting 4-3 in a shootout. Kempe scored two goals in the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kevin Fiala has 22 goals and 45 assists for the Kings. Anze Kopitar has scored eight goals and added five assists over the last 10 games.
Tyson Barrie has 11 goals and 34 assists for the Predators. Thomas Novak has five goals and seven assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Kings: 7-2-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.
Predators: 6-3-1, averaging 3.6 goals, six assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game.
INJURIES: Kings: Sean Durzi: day to day ().
Predators: Mark Borowiecki: out (upper body), Juuso Parssinen: day to day (upper body), Filip Forsberg: out (upper-body), Alexandre Carrier: day to day (upper body), Philip Tomasino: day to day (upper body), Ryan Johansen: out (leg).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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