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Preds Deliver a Royal Thumping

It sure was nice to see the Predators do something this week that the Tennessee Titans couldn't do; score a touchdown in California.
Not much else to say other than "wow", given last night's 7-0 beating the Predators put on the Kings in Los Angeles last night, avenging a 6-0 defeat suffered there earlier this year.  J.P. Dumont scored to stretch his goal-scoring streak to six games, tied for best so far this season with Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg, and Darcy Hordichuk looked like an effective hockey player for the second straight game, impressing me more than anything I've seen out of him in the last couple seasons.  He was aggressive with the puck, got his first goal of the year, and used his size and strength effectively.  Unlike the view from the L.A. side, this was an important game for Nashville, which is steadily climbing back into the playoff hunt, having passed Chicago and Columbus in the standings over the last few days.
Oh yes, and Ryan Suter was a healthy scratch again in favor of Kevin Klein, who played almost 20 minutes.  Chris Mason earned the shutout with a solid effort, as the Kings did get a few dangerous chances along the way.  Mostly however, it was a night for the boo birds in L.A., who voiced their disapproval early and often...

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