Arizona Coyotes hold off Nashville Predators

Arizona Coyotes hold off Nashville Predators

Paul Skrbina   Nashville Tennessean

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With former Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban in town to be honored by the team Monday, the Predators fell to the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 at Bridgestone Arena.

Nick Schmaltz put the Coyotes ahead 1-0 when he scored 17 minutes, 15 seconds into the first period.

Roman Josi’s power-play goal 4:41 into the second tied the score 1-1.

Colton Sissons put the Predators ahead briefly when he scored nearly four minutes later.

But Lawson Crouse tied it 2-2 less than four minutes after that.

Crouse untied it 4:20 into the third, a goal that stood as the winner.

Coming off an overtime victory against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Predators were looking for their second straight win.

Predators forward Filip Forsberg is day-to-day with an upper-body injury he suffered Saturday against the Flyers. The Predators recalled forward Philip Tomasino from Milwaukee on Monday morning.

The Predators are 25-20-6. The Coyotes are 18-28-8.

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