For two teams that pride themselves on defense, a total of nine goals was considered a long shot for Tuesday’s game.
More than four goals allowed by the Predators? That hadn’t happened since December.
The Los Angeles Kings got an early lead and responded to almost every Nashville score with a goal of their own in a 5-4 win over the Predators in front of an announced sellout of 17,113 at Bridgestone Arena.
“We’re a team that prides itself on defense, and there was none of it tonight,” defenseman Shea Weber said.