Surging Predators end Kings’ winning streak

Surging Predators end Kings’ winning streak

Colton Sissons had a goal and two assists and Juuse Saros made 27 saves as the visiting Nashville Predators ended the Los Angeles Kings' four-game winning streak with a 4-1 win on Thursday.Jeremy Lau

Colton Sissons had a goal and two assists and Juuse Saros made 27 saves as the visiting Nashville Predators ended the Los Angeles Kings’ four-game winning streak with a 4-1 win on Thursday.Jeremy Lauzon had a goal and an assist and Mark Jankowski and Yakov Trenin also scored for the Predators, who have won three in a row for the first time since a four-game winning streak Dec. 10-16.Kevin Fiala scored and David Rittich made 17 saves for the Kings, who are 5-2-0 since Jim Hiller took over as interim head coach on Feb. 2.The Predators took a 1-0 lead at 8:47 of the first period.Sissons entered the Los Angeles zone on a rush and tried to drop a pass to Luke Schenn trailing on the play, but the puck went off the skate of Kings forward Anze Kopitar and against the wall.Sissons retrieved the puck and made a no-look backhand pass between two defenders to Trenin entering the play. He gathered the puck as he skated through the left circle and then out-waited Rittich before sliding the puck into the net with a backhand.The Kings went on their first power play at 10:59, but Nashville recorded the only shot on goal during the man advantage.Cole Smith was called for high sticking at 17:44 and Trenin for was whistled tripping a minute later and the Kings capitalized on the five on three.

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