Nas 0 0 0 0
Pho 1 1 2 4
Date of game: 1/28/2013

Recap: Phoenix vs. Nashville

Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - In just his seventh NHL contest, Chad Johnson saved 21 shots to notch his first career shutout in his Coyotes debut, as Phoenix pounded the Nashville Predators, 4-0, on Monday at Jobing.com Arena.

Johnson was recalled from the Portland Pirates of the AHL last week after starting goaltender Mike Smith sustained a lower-body injury in the first period of Wednesday's win against the Blue Jackets.

"It just kind of shows that I can play at this level," Johnson remarked. "I have to continue to do that. It's one game."

The 26-year-old Johnson's only other victory came on Jan. 31, 2010 against the Colorado Avalanche as a member of the New York Rangers.

Keith Yandle registered a goal and two assists, while Lauri Korpikoski, Nick Johnson and Antoine Vermette each scored once for the Coyotes, who snapped a two-game skid.

"We got beat all over the ice," Nashville captain Shea Weber admitted. "We just have to look ourselves in the mirror and ask ourselves if we're giving everything we can."

Pekka Rinne was charged for all four goals on 25 shots in the setback, Nashville's third in a row.

Vermette opened the scoring just three minutes in when he ripped a wrister from just inside the right circle that whizzed past Rinne for a 1-0 edge.

Korpikoski then doubled the Phoenix advantage late in the second, as the Predators failed to clear a rebound from in front of their net before Korpikoski recovered the puck and rifled a short shot into the back of the net for a 2-0 lead at the 16:48 mark.

The Coyotes increased their cushion with a pair of third-period goals to put the game out of reach.

Johnson's one-timer at the 11:34 mark made it a 3-0 game before Yandle ripped a one-time blast from the high slot that deflected off the stick of a Nashville defenseman and sailed past Rinne for a 4-0 advantage with just under five minutes remaining.

Chad Johnson kept his shutout intact by turning away all 12 shots he faced in the final stanza.

Game Notes

Phoenix finished 1-for-4 on the power play, while Nashville failed on its two chances on the man advantage ... Derek Morris recorded an assist for the Coyotes to notch his 400th career point ... Smith is considered day-to-day with his lower body injury ... Nashville and Phoenix split four games last season.

Butler hopes to build on PFL title

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Butler University has completed an 11-game football schedule for this year by adding a fifth home game against Taylor University on Sept. 20.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.