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"Thats crazy how hockey goes so fast sometimes," Hornqvist said. "That changed the momentum from maybe being 1-1 to 2-0 and really gave us that lead that we need."
Hornqvist played his second game after missing five with an upper-body injury.
Brown drew Los Angeles within one with 3:24 remaining in the third period when his wrist shot from the left side caromed off Nashville defenseman Ryan Suter and by Rinne.
"We were OK in the first, but in the second and third, I didnt think we had as much detail and urgency as L.A.," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "I thought L.A. played a real solid game."
The Predators played without newly acquired forwards Andrei Kostitsyn and Paul Gaustad, acquired Monday in separate deals before the league's trade deadline. Both players are expected to meet the team Tuesday in Carolina and be available for that night's game against the Hurricanes.
NOTES: Los Angeles D Willie Mitchell played in his 700th career NHL game. The Kings had to kill off just one Nashville power play. It was the third time in Los Angeles' last five games when the Kings were 1-1 on the penalty kill. Nashville LW Sergei Kostitsyn has seven points in seven career games against Los Angeles.
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