NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- This trick was a long time in the making.
Jason Arnott recorded his first hat trick in more than two years and the Nashville Predators snapped a five-game losing streak by beating Los Angeles 4-3 Saturday night and sending the Kings to their seventh straight loss.
Arnott scored 2:34 in to give the Predators a 1-0 lead. He took a pass from Jordin Tootoo as they entered the Los Angeles zone on a 2-on-1. Tootoo fed Arnott in the low slot, and Arnott redirected it past goalie Jason LaBarbera.
"Jordin is known for his aggressiveness, but he can also make plays," Arnott said. "He showed great energy and great skill to set me up on the first goal."
Los Angeles came up empty on their six power-play opportunities.
The Predators had lost seven of eight. ... Arnott played his 100th game with Nashville. ... Both of Visnovsky's goals on the season have come against Nashville. ... Ladislav Nagy earned an assist on Visnovsky's goal for his 300th NHL point. ... Despite entering Saturday with the NHL's 28th-ranked power play, Nashville has scored five power-play goals in their last 16 man-advantage opportunities.