NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Paul Kariya and Kimmo Timonen each had a goal and an assist to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.

Adam Hall broke a 2-2 tie with 13:26 left in the third period on a wraparound power-play goal from the left side of the net. It was the fourth straight win for the Predators.

Eric Belanger gave the Kings a 1-0 lead at 3:41 of the first period, making a back-hander into the right side of the net.

Nashville tied the game at 14:24 with a power-play goal. Timonen took a shot from the top of the slot that bounced off the left leg pad of Los Angeles goaltender Mathieu Garon. Kariya put the rebound in the net from about eight feet out.

Timonen gave the Predators a 2-1 lead with 28 seconds left in the first when he tipped in a shot past Garon .

The Kings pelted Nashville goaltender Tomas Vokoun with 22 shots in the second period, but could only manage one goal on a rebound shot by Jeff Cowan at 8:13 that tied the game 2-2. Vokoun stopped 35 of the 37 shots he faced.

Notes: Kings center Jeremy Roenick ended his point-streak at four games. Kariya has five assists in his last three games and leads the Predators with 12. Timonen has four consecutive multiple point games. Nashvilles Martin Erat skated in his 200th NHL game. … The Predators are 8-0-1 when the opponent scores first.

AP-ES-11-15-05 2240EST


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