Fisher's 2nd goal of game leads Preds past Kings

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 28, 2013 at 11:00 pm •  Published: December 28, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Fisher didn't let this tie last very long.

Fisher scored his second goal of the game with 26.4 seconds left — right after Los Angeles got even — to give the Nashville Predators a 3-2 victory over the Kings on Saturday night.

Fisher also assisted on Patrick Hornqvist's first-period goal for Nashville, which snapped a five-game losing streak. Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter scored for the Kings, who have lost two straight.

The teams combined for three goals in the final 3:18.

Fisher put Nashville ahead 2-1 with 3:18 left during a power play, scoring with a slap shot from the high slot that beat goalie Ben Scrivens low to the stick side.

Nashville has at least one man-advantage goal in seven of eight games.

Carter tied it with only 36.7 seconds to go after Scrivens was pulled for the extra attacker.

But Fisher put the Predators back in front 10 seconds later when his shot from the left side just made it over the goal line.

"Colin (Wilson) made a great play trying to take the puck to the net, and I was just trying to find a hole," Fisher said. "He found me in a great spot, and it just trickled through the goalie."

Fisher led Nashville's forwards with 21 minutes, 58 seconds of ice time.

Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter wasn't happy that his team allowed Fisher to get a shot off that close to the net.

"Bad coverage on our part," he said.

The goal was upheld by a video review.

"From where I was, I didn't think it completely crossed, but the video has a better vantage point, and they can zoom in," Scrivens said. "A guy broke down the wall and threw it in front. They were able to get a stick on it and direct it on net.

Trending Now


  1. 1
    Bomb threat at Lexington Correctional facilities under investigation
  2. 2
    LeBron James returning to Cleveland Cavaliers
  3. 3
    North Korea Complains to UN About Seth Rogen Movie
  4. 4
    Toker Fired After Legally Smoking Pot Has His Job Back
  5. 5
    Here's How Famous Creative People Divided Their Days
+ show more