Vilardi leads Kings to 4-3 shootout win over Predators

Oct 18, 2022, 9:38 AM | Updated: 10:32 pm
Nashville Predators' Colton Sissons (10) pushes his way between Los Angeles Kings' Sean Walker (26)...

Nashville Predators' Colton Sissons (10) pushes his way between Los Angeles Kings' Sean Walker (26) and Matt Roy (3) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

              Nashville Predators' Mikael Granlund (64) congratulates Filip Forsberg (9) after Forsberg scored against the Los Angeles Kings in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
            
              Los Angeles Kings goaltender Cal Petersen (40) sprays himself with water after giving up a goal against the Nashville Predators in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
            
              Los Angeles Kings goaltender Cal Petersen (40) stops a shot by Nashville Predators' Matt Duchene (95) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
            
              Nashville Predators' Yakov Trenin (13) celebrates a goal by teammate Tanner Jeannot (84) in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
            
              Fans and players celebrate after a goal by Nashville Predators' Tanner Jeannot (84) in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
            
              Nashville Predators' Colton Sissons (10) pushes his way between Los Angeles Kings' Sean Walker (26) and Matt Roy (3) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gabriel Vilardi scored the shootout winner and had a goal and an assist in regulation in the Los Angeles Kings’ 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.

Matt Roy had two third-period goals and Cal Petersen made 31 saves in regulation and overtime and denied all three Nashville attempts in the shootout to help extend the Kings’ winning streak to three.

“It’s not often we’re talking about Matt scoring two to tie the game in the third period but he has that ability,” Kings coach Todd McLellan said. “He’s got tremendous legs and he’s strong. He went to the net.”

Cody Glass, Filip Forsberg and Tanner Jeannot scored for Nashville and Juuse Saros made 32 saves. After winning a pair of season-opening games against the San Jose Sharks in Prague, the Predators have dropped three in a row.

“What did we take, nine penalties tonight and six of the nine were in the offensive zone or the neutral zone, undisciplined stick penalties,” Nashville coach John Hynes said. “That’s not going to put you in a position to be able to have success.”

Roy sent it to overtime, scoring with 2:08 remaining in the third.

“The fourth man up in the rush is a good look offensively, but there comes a responsibility, you can’t just jump up whenever you want,” Roy said. “You’ve got to pick your spots and be responsible defensively.”

Jeannot scored with 30 seconds remaining in the second, converting the rebound of his initial wraparound attempt, giving Nashville a 3-1 lead.

“I thought we were playing pretty well,” Forsberg said. “Obviously in the third period, we got way too passive and just kind of handed the game over to them.”

FIRST GOAL IN GOLD

Glass scored for the first with the Predators. Acquired from Vegas as part of a three-team trade in July 2021, Glass skated in eight games with Nashville last season and did not score. He has dressed in four of five games so far this season. His last NHL goal was March 17, 2021, with Vegas.

IAFALLO OUT

Los Angeles forward Alex Iafallo was placed on injured reserve Tuesday because of a lower-body injury sustained late in an overtime victory in Detroit on Monday night.

WHAT’S NEXT

Kings: At Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

Predators: At Columbus on Thursday night.

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