Viktor Stalberg flung the puck at Los Angeles' net. Kings defenceman Jake Muzzin stuck out his stick to play it.
And in an instant, the Nashville Predators got the type of lucky break that has largely been eluding them for weeks.
"It was a good bounce for us, and we haven't had a lot of them lately," Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said.
Stalberg got credit for the tiebreaking goal when Muzzin deflected the puck into his own net, and the Predators slowed their March skid with a 2-1 victory Saturday night.