NHL Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, October 14th (All times eastern)
Phoenix Coyotes (1-3-0) at Nashville Predators (0-3-0), 8 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Nashville Predators are still in search of their first win of the season and will host the Phoenix Coyotes this evening at Gaylord Entertainment Center.
Nashville has big hopes for this season but has lost all three games so far. It opened with a loss to Chicago, then dropped decisions to Buffalo and the Blackhawks again.
On Thursday Chicago posted a 3-1 win. Jason Arnott scored the lone goal for the Predators, while backup goaltender Chris Mason finished with 28 saves. Steve Sullivan leads the Predators with five points and two goals.
After Nashville hosts the Coyotes, it will take a trip to the east coast with stops at the Islanders, Rangers and Devils.
Phoenix, meanwhile, has lost three in a row after recording a season-opening 6-3 win over the Islanders. In their last game on Wednesday against the Detroit Red Wings, the Coyotes suffered a 9-2 drubbing at Joe Louis Arena.
Mike Comrie and Ed Jovanovski each scored for the Coyotes, who got 22 saves on 29 shots over the first two periods by Curtis Joseph. Backup Mike Morrison then came in for Phoenix and stopped nine of the 11 shots he faced.
Steve Reinprecht leads the Coyotes with five points and four assists, while Ladislav Nagy owns a team-high two goals.
Phoenix is 0-2 so far on a four-game road trip and will close out the swing in St. Louis on Tuesday.
Nashville won the 2005-06 season series with Phoenix by a 3-1 margin and is 6-1-1 in the last eight meetings.
The Coyotes are 0-4-1 in the last five and 3-6-2 over the previous 11 visits to Nashville.
10/14 10:23:55 ET