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Predators Top Coyotes 5-4 In Shootout

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Nashville Predators' Andrei Kostitsyn (46), of Russia, scores the game-winner against Phoenix Coyotes' Mike Smith during the shootout in an NHL hockey game Monday, March 12, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo) Nashville Predators' Andrei Kostitsyn (46), of Russia, scores the game-winner against Phoenix Coyotes' Mike Smith during the shootout in an NHL hockey game Monday, March 12, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo)

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Andrei Kostitsyn scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 5-4 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday night.

Kostitsyn, shooting first for the Preds, beat Mike Smith through his legs for the win.

Phoenix trailed 4-2 early in the third, but Oilver Ekman-Larrson and Raffi Torres scored to help send the game to overtime.

Martin Erat had a goal and two assists for Nashville.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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