Key play: Jeff Carter’s goal, on a breakaway with 17.4 seconds left in 3-on-3 overtime, gave the Kings a 4-3 victory Saturday afternoon over the Nashville Predators at Staples Center. The Kings’ victory was their seventh in a row.
Pivotal performer: Kings winger Tyler Toffoli scored his team-leading eighth and ninth goals, including a first-period strike while they were on a power play.
Quote, unquote: “I can’t tell you that,” Carter deadpanned when asked about his strategy on his game-winning goal.
Injury updates: Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff suffered an upper-body injury on a second-period hit against the boards by the Predators’ Mike Ribeiro. Defenseman Matt Greene sat out for the seventh game because of an upper-body injury. He resumed practicing with his teammates Friday.
Big save: Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick made a sprawling stop on a point-blank attempt by the Predators’ Colin Wilson in the second period.
Up next: The Kings begin a two-game trip Monday at Chicago.