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NHL: Los Angeles 2, Nashville 1 (SO)

Oct. 17, 2013 at 11:05 PM

NASHVILLE, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Anze Kopitar's goal in the third round of the shootout Thursday gave the Los Angeles Kings a 2-1 victory over Nashville.

Neither side could score in the shootout until Kopitar beat Pekka Rinne to bring the Kings their fifth victory in eight games this season.

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Matt Cullen gave the Predators the lead midway through the first and Los Angeles tied it with 42 seconds to go in the opening stanza on a goal by Shane Voynov.

Rinne stopped 29-of-30 shots in regulation and overtime before giving up the game-winner to Kopitar.

Jonathan Quick was credited with 34 saves in the victory.

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