GLENDALE AZ - NOVEMBER 03: Steve Sullivan #26 of the Nashville Predators shoots the puck off the post behind goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on November 3 2010 in Glendale Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Predators 4-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The Phoenix Coyotes will look to take a 2-0 lead at home in Game 2 of their Western Conference Semifinal matchup against the Nashville Predators.
The Phoenix Coyotes and Nashville Predators wrap up the weekend of playoff hockey on Sunday night with Game 2 of their Western Conference Semifinals matchup. The Coyotes took a 1-0 series lead at home on Friday night with a 4-3 overtime win. Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith made 39 saves to keep the Coyotes ahead for much of the game, but a late Nashville goal forced overtime. The ageless Ray Whitney would end it, however, with his game-winner 14 minutes into OT.
Game 1 was relatively high-scoring, considering the superstar goalie matchup between Smith and Vezina Finalist Pekka Rinne. The Preds will look to their goaltender again in Game 2, hoping to break through on the other end against Smith and even the series up at 1-1 before heading back to Nashville.
No. 4 Nashville Predators at No. 3 Phoenix Coyotes Predators
8 p.m. ET -- Game 2, Western Conference Semifinals | Coyotes lead, 1-0
National TV: NBC Sports Network, CBC
We have full coverage of Game 2 between the Coyotes and Predators in our StoryStream. For the Nashville perspective, check in with Predators blog On the Forecheck, and for the Phoenix perspective, check in with Coyotes blog Five For Howling.