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Bernier gets first shutout as Kings top Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One day after being recalled from Manchester of the American Hockey League, Jonathan Bernier made 34 saves to record his first career shutout and lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.

Scott Parse scored at 7:50 of the third period to break a scoreless tie, and Sean O'Donnell scored with 2:01 remaining in the game for the Kings.

The Kings had lost their last four games over all and dropped their last seven against Nashville. They last defeated the Predators on October 23, 2007.

The Predators have lost two of their last three, both losses in shutouts.

Jeff Halpern had the puck behind the Nashville net and skated to the left side. Halpern then spotted Parse skating unchecked through the slot and put a pass right on his stick. Parse's one-timer beat Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne.

It was Parse's third goal in two days. He had his first career two-goal game in the Kings' loss at Minnesota Monday.

O'Donnell added an insurance marker at 17:59 of the third with a wrist shot from the left faceoff circle that tucked just underneath the crossbar on the far side.

Bernier made eight saves in the first, 15 in the second, and 11 in the third. With the game still scoreless less than five minutes into the third period, Bernier denied Nashville defenseman Shea Weber's wrist shot from the slot with an impressive glove save.

NOTES: Nashville C David Legwand played in his 700th career NHL game. ... Predators RW Joel Ward returned to the lineup after missing four games with an upper-body injury. ... After going 0 for 2 with the man advantage Tuesday, Nashville is 1 for 23 on the power play over its last 10 games. ... Halpern's assist was his first point as a King. He was acquired from Tampa Bay at the trade deadline.