A good night in Nashville all around for the Kings. Here’s the initial Associated Press story…
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -Alexander Frolov scored two goals and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 on Thursday night.
Kevin Dallman and Matt Ellis also scored for the Kings, and J.P. Dumont had the lone goal for the Predators.
Neither team scored in the first period when the Predators held an 11-9 shots advantage.
Dumont put the Predators on the board 8:50 into the second period. Alexander Radulov skated down the right side of the slot and fired a shot that bounced off Kings goalie Erik Ersberg to the left. Dumont skated in and shot the rebound in behind Ersberg.
Frolov tied it with 1:17 left in the period during a power play. He skated in from the left side of the slot and put a one-timer low to the right past Dan Ellis.
Dallman gave the Kings a 2-1 lead at 5:02 of third period. Standing just inside the blue line, directly in line with the net, he blasted a one-timer past Ellis high to his glove side.
At 10:23 of the third, Lubomir Visnovsky took a shot from above the left circle that was redirected in by Frolov.
Ellis scored an empty-net goal with 1:53 left.
Notes: The Predators outshot the Kings 38-30. … The first NHL win for Ellis was against Los Angeles in his only game for the Dallas Stars during the 2006-2007 season. The Kings had been held to two goals or fewer in their previous six games. The teams split the four-game season series.