The Los Angeles Kings had been struggling throughout the past week, but the team got back on track with a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday evening.
Four goals were scored in the first period, two on each side. Alec Martinez (4:29) and Drew Doughty (6:13) each scored their first goal of the season in the opening minutes, but the Predators battled back with goals from Matt Halischuk (10:41) and Craig Smith, who scored his fifth goal of the year on the power play.
The Kings took the lead midway through the second period with a goal from Mike Richards. Simon Gagne lit the lamp once again for his fifth goal of the year to give LA a 4-2 lead.
Los Angeles fought off two early penalties in the third period and allowed a goal to Patric Hornqvist with just 90 seconds remaining. Nashville tried to steal another goal in the final seconds, but the Kings were able to hold on to the 4-3 victory.
With the win, the team improved to 7-5-3 on the year with 17 points.