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Recap - Coyotes Defeat Nashville 4-3

Mike Smith made 39 stops Friday to lead the Coyotes over the Predators 4-3 at Jobing.com Arena.

Bettors who backed the Coyotes were rewarded as -101 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.

Ray Whitney, Rostislav Klesla, Radim Vrbata, and Mikkel Boedker each scored for the Coyotes in the victory. Vrbata opened the scoring for Phoenix, finding the back of the net at 7:23 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Ray Whitney and Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

Mike Smith turned in a 39-save effort for the Coyotes.

Martin Erat, Andrei Kostitsyn, and Brandon Yip scored for the Predators, finding the net behind Mike Smith.

Pekka Rinne stopped 20 of 24 shots for the Predators, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Phoenix went 1-for-3, while the Predators were 1-for-5 with the man advantage.

Phoenix lost the shots on goal battle to Nashville by a margin of 42-24.