Coyotes 5, Predators 4 (SO)

Jack Magruder, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Phoenix center Mikkel Boedker scored in the fifth round of a shootout to lift the Coyotes to a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators at Arena on Thursday.
The Coyotes overcame a three-goal deficit after the first period and remained undefeated at home at 6-0-1.
Center David Legwand had a goal and two assists in the first period to give Nashville a 3-0 lead before the Coyotes recovered to tie the game early in the third period.
Matt Hendricks and Eric Nystrom also scored in the first period and Paul Gaustad scored early in the third off Phoenix goaltender Thomas Greiss, who was making his second start of the season in place of Mike Smith.
Coyotes right winger Jordan Szwarz scored his first career goal and defenseman Derek Morris scored for the second straight game to make it 3-2 after two periods.
After Gaustad's goal, Coyotes center Shane Doan scored on a power play at 6:16 of the third period, and center Antoine Vermette tied the game on a breakaway at 8:17 of the third.
Doan fed Vermette at center ice and Vermette skated in all alone on Carter Hutton. Vermette put the puck between Hutton's legs as he crashed into the Hutton, and the goal was originally waved off before video review showed the puck crossed the red line before the collision dislodged the goal.
Doan, Vermette and Morris have four goals this season, and Doan has scored in his last four games since missing one game with an injury.
The Coyotes (9-3-2) are off to their best start since 2000-01 season and have points in 10 of their last 11 games with eight victories. The 2000-01 team had 22 points after 14 games and finished 35-27-17, fourth in the Pacific Division.
Nashville (6-5-2) lost two of its last three games and was playing for the first time since suffering its worst loss of the season, a 6-1 defeat to St. Louis on Saturday.
Greiss had 36 saves and Nashville's Hutton stopped 21. It was Hutton's first career shootout.
NOTES: Hendricks left the ice with an upper body injury in the first minute of the second period and did not return after taking a hit from Morris. ... Coyotes C Martin Hanzal served the final game of his two-game suspension for charging Edmonton D Jeff Petry on Saturday. Phoenix also played without C Jeff Halpern (upper body injury) and D David Schlemko (lower body). ... Nashville began a seven-game road trip, tying for the longest trip in franchise history. The Predators have been displaced from Bridgestone Arena every year since 2006 for the Country Music Association awards. They do not play at home again until Nov. 16. In between are the CMA awards on Nov. 6, the CMA Country Christmas on Nov. 8 and a Justin Timberlake concert on Nov. 15. ... The Coyotes recalled D Brandon Gormley from AHL Portland on Thursday and returned LW Tim Kennedy to Portland. Gormley, the Coyotes' first-round pick in the 2010 draft, was a healthy scratch.

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