Calle Jarnkrok recorded his first career hat trick to lead the Nashville Predators to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.

Kyle Turris and Nick Bonino also scored for Nashville, which snapped a three-game losing streak. Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis and Roman Josi each had a pair of assists.

Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist, and Nate Thompson and Alex Iafallo also scored for the Kings, who have lost four of five.

Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) and left wing Alex Iafallo, top, celebrate after Iafallo scored a goal against the Nashville Predators during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) and left wing Alex Iafallo, top, celebrate after Iafallo scored a goal against the Nashville Predators during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Jarnkrok scored at even strength, on the power play and short-handed, with the short-handed goal being the eventual game-winner at 11:54 of the third period.

Skating into the Kings zone on the left side, Jarnkrok fired a wrist shot over the glove of Los Angeles goaltender Cal Petersen, prompting the sold out Bridgestone Arena crowd to shower the ice with hats.

Nashville Predators defenseman Anthony Bitetto (2) collides with Los Angeles Kings center Adrian Kempe (9), of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
Nashville Predators defenseman Anthony Bitetto (2) collides with Los Angeles Kings center Adrian Kempe (9), of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

The teams battled to a scoreless tie through the first period and combined for five goals in a span of 6:57, beginning at 3:18 of the second.

Turris scored the game’s first goal, a rare power-play effort for the Predators.

Los Angeles Kings center Nate Thompson (44) scores a goal against Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
Los Angeles Kings center Nate Thompson (44) scores a goal against Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Standing at the top of the left faceoff circle, Turris received a touch pass from Ellis at the center of the blue line. Turris’ one-timer through traffic beat Petersen high to the glove side.

Petersen made 38 saves in his second career start.

Nashville Predators center Kyle Turris, center, is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
Nashville Predators center Kyle Turris, center, is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Nashville entered Saturday with the league’s worst power play, clicking at just over 10 percent.

Thompson and Kopitar scored 19 seconds apart to take the lead.

Thompson’s goal, his first of the season, came just five seconds after a penalty to Nashville forward Filip Forsberg expired. At the right of Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne, he found the rebound of Tyler Toffoli’s shot from the point.

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Calvin Petersen (40) stops a shot by Nashville Predators right wing Ryan Hartman (38) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
Los Angeles Kings goaltender Calvin Petersen (40) stops a shot by Nashville Predators right wing Ryan Hartman (38) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

On the next shift, Dustin Brown stepped in front of Kevin Fiala to intercept a pass. He then skated toward the Nashville goal and slid a pass to a Kopitar in the slot, and he beat Rinne low to the stick side.

Rinne finished with 25 saves.

Nashville Predators defenseman Anthony Bitetto (2) collides with Los Angeles Kings center Adrian Kempe (9), of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
Nashville Predators defenseman Anthony Bitetto (2) collides with Los Angeles Kings center Adrian Kempe (9), of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Jarnkrok snapped a wrist shot from the high slot over Petersen’s glove at 8:05, but Iafallo found a rebound of a Kopitar shot in the left circle 2:10 later and beat Rinne on the stick side.

Nashville tied it at 3 at 5:44 of the third on Jarnkrok’s second of the night, another power-play goal.

Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson (51) and Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez (27) vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson (51) and Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez (27) vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Bonino concluded the scoring with an empty-net goal with just under a minute remaining.

NOTES: Kings D Dion Phaneuf played his 1,000th career game. He was taken ninth overall in the 2003 Entry Draft, which was held in Nashville. . The Predators scored two power-play goals in a game for just the second time this season.

Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59), of Switzerland, maneuvers the puck past Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59), of Switzerland, maneuvers the puck past Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

UP NEXT:

Kings: Visit St. Louis on Monday.

Nashville Predators defenseman Dan Hamhuis (5) and Los Angeles Kings left wing Ilya Kovalchuk (17), of Russia, battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
Nashville Predators defenseman Dan Hamhuis (5) and Los Angeles Kings left wing Ilya Kovalchuk (17), of Russia, battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Predators: Host Tampa Bay on Monday.

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Source: The Associated Press

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