Series (Game 3 of 4)

Nashville leads 3-1

Game 1: Thursday, October 13th
Game 2: Thursday, March 16th
Game 3: Tuesday, March 28th
Game 4: Saturday, April 15th

Predators 3

(42-22-8, 92 pts)

Coyotes 5

(34-34-4, 72 pts)

9:00 PM ET, March 28, 2006

Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona

1 2 3 T
NSH 1 1 13
ARI 1 2 25

C. Joseph (Coyotes - G): Saves: 28, Save Pct.: .903

T. Nash (Coyotes - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

D. Morris (Coyotes - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Nashville (42-21-8) at Phoenix (33-34-4) 9:00 pm EST

Nashville (42-21-8) at Phoenix (33-34-4) 9:00 pm EST

GLENDALE, Arizona (Ticker) - This is no time for Tomas Vokoun to be going into a slump.

One of the league's top goaltenders, Vokoun looks to get back on track and help the Nashville Predators avoid a three-game losing streak Tuesday when they face the Phoenix Coyotes.

Vokoun recorded back-to-back shutouts on March 14-16 but since has allowed 17 goals over his last four games. He managed to win the first two contests but his dropped his last couple, including Saturday's 6-4 defeat against Los Angeles.

Paul Kariya scored twice and and Mike Sillinger had a goal and an assist for Nashville, which squandered leads of 2-0 and 3-2 in losing for the second straight game following a five-game winning streak.

The Predators currently stand in the fourth position in the Western Conference standings, six points ahead of Colorado and Anaheim.

Despite sitting well behind the playoff pace, Phoenix has won four of its last six games. The Coyotes are, however, coming off Saturday's 5-2 loss to Anaheim despite a goal and an assist from both Mike Comrie and Oleg Kvasha.

The Predators have won five straight matchups with the Coyotes, including both meetings this season.