Coaches rarely have a tough time finding something that needs improvement, even after victories. They might say something like, "That was a good win, but we need to work on this or that."
If Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette had a difficult time finding a "but" line Thursday night, there was a good reason. Simply put, Nashville might have played its most complete game of the season in a 5-0 rout of the Los Angeles Kings.
Every box was checked, from early energy to a 3-0 first-period lead to shutdown goaltending and steady pressure from opening puck drop to final horn.
Now the Predators will try to do it again Saturday night when they close a stretch of eight home dates in nine games against the New York Rangers.
"Tonight was a great game," Laviolette said Thursday night. "It was one of our best 60-minute efforts in a while. It certainly is nice to have everyone back in there." >> Read more
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