April 27, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), center Nick Spaling (13) and Phoenix Coyotes center Daymond Langkow (22) watch the puck in game one of the 2012 Western Conference semifinals at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE
The Nashville Predators and Pekka Rinne look to build off their Game 3 shutout win and even up their series with the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday night.
The Predators will look bring their semifinal series against the Phoenix Coyotes back to even on Friday night, building off the momentum of their Game 3 shutout win in Nashville. Vezina finalist Pekka Rinne stopped all 32 shots the Coyotes sent his way on Wednesday, keeping the Preds alive and avoiding a disastrous 0-3 hole.
The Coyotes' red-hot goaltender Mike Smith had a two-minute lapse in the first period of Game 3, when Nashville scored two quick goals that would seal it up. Smith will look to rebound in Game 3, but it's the Coyotes offense that will have to solve Rinne if the Coyotes want to take a commanding lead back to Arizona. It's the only NHL action of the night, with the puck scheduled to drop around 7:30. Schedule and broadcast info below:
No. 3 Phoenix Coyotes at No. 4 Nashville Predators
7:30 p.m. ET -- Game 4, Western Conference Quarterfinals | Coyotes lead, 2-1
National TV: NBC Sports Network, TSN, RDS
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