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Tuesday, March 28th (All times eastern)

Nashville Predators (42-21-8) at Phoenix Coyotes (33-34-4), 9 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Nashville Predators will try to avoid their third straight setback tonight, as they visit the Phoenix Coyotes at Glendale Arena.

The Preds played games in Southern California on Friday and Saturday and were dealt losses by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Los Angeles Kings. On Saturday, LA earned a 6-4 victory over Nashville behind a pair of goals from Alexander Frolov.

Paul Kariya scored twice and Mike Sillinger added a goal and two assists for the Predators, who had won five in a row before dropping the first two tests of their three-game road trip. Nashville is just 15-15-7 as the road team this year.

Tomas Vokoun was peppered with 48 shots in all, including 19 in the third frame. He allowed all six goals in the loss.

Nashville has 92 points and is currently seeded fourth in the Western Conference playoff race.

The Coyotes had won three straight before dropping a home test to Anaheim on Saturday. Teemu Selanne scored two goals and added an assist to lift the Ducks to the 5-2 win.

Mike Comrie and Oleg Kvasha both scored for the Coyotes. David LeNeveu allowed all five goals on 27 shots faced as Phoenix fell to 1-7 against the Ducks this season.

Tonight completes a three-game homestand for the Coyotes, who are 17-17-3 in Glendale this year.

Nashville has won both matchups with the Coyotes this season and is 5-0-1 (1 tie) in the last six encounters.

03/28 10:28:02 ET

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