Predators score twice in third period, overtake Kings

Predators score twice in third period, overtake Kings

Tanner Jeannot scored the tiebreaking goal at 5:06 of the third period as the Nashville Predators rallied to defeat the visiting Los Angeles Kings 2-1 Tuesday night.Matt Duchene also scored and goaltender Juuse Saros made 25 saves for the Predators, who earned their first victory in three games this season.Los Angeles’ Anze Kopitar scored his fifth goal of the campaign, tied with Detroit’s Tyler Bertuzzi for the NHL lead. Goalie Calvin Petersen, who was celebrating his 27th birthday, stopped 29 of 31 of shots.In the first two periods, Petersen made 23 saves, including a penalty shot by Filip Forsberg, to keep the Predators off the scoresheet.Nashville tied it on the power play just 1:07 into the third.Defenseman Roman Josi intercepted a Los Angeles clearing attempt at the blue line and took a slap shot from the top of the right faceoff circle. The puck was knocked down by a scrum of players in front of the net, and following a scramble, squirted free to Duchene on the right wing. He fired the rebound over a sprawling Petersen.


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