The Kings' win over Nashville was bizarre, as far as 5-1 wins go. Scoreless through one, just 1-0 through two, Los Angeles just couldn't put pucks on net. The Predators blocked shots, clogged up the blue line, and made this one look like it would go down to the horn. Only, Pekka Rinne couldn't stop anything. The two-time Vezina finalist made just eight saves on 13 shots all night, and by the time he was pulled midway through the third, the game was out of hand.
Jeff Carter did most of the damage, scoring a natural hat trick on, coincidentally(?), cap night. His second and third goals came 19 seconds apart, and the timing on the third was perfect: Carter stole the puck at center ice for a breakaway, giving fans plenty of heads-up to make it rain caps.