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Kings fall to Predators, 4-3, in a shootout
Kings fall to Predators, 4-3, in a shootout

James Neal scored the only goal of a six-round shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 win over the Kings on Tuesday night. Craig Smith, Ryan Ellis and Eric Nystrom scored in regulation for Nashville, winners of four of five. In the shootout, Neal beat Martin Jones with a wrist shot between the pads. Pekka Rinne made 18 saves in regulation and overtime, and then all six Kings shooters in the tiebreaker. Jamie McBain, Marian Gaborik, and Drew Doughty scored for Los Angeles, which has lost two straight. Trailing by a goal late in the second, Nashville took the lead after Ellis and Nystrom scored 52 seconds apart. Ellis scored at 17:36 on a one-timer from above the right...

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