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