GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Shayne Gostisbehere scored two goals and the Arizona Coyotes rallied from a four-goal deficit to beat the Nashville Predators 5-4 in their final game at Gila River Arena.
Nashville scored three goals in the opening three minutes and went up 4-0 midway through the first period, appearing as if it would spoil Arizona’s final game after 19 seasons in Glendale.
The Coyotes turned the music back on, setting off roars from more than 15,000 fans with five straight goals. Michael Carcone tied it early in the third period and Gostisbehere put the Coyotes up 5-4 midway through by beating Connor Ingram from near the blue line.
Because the Dallas Stars beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-2, Nashville’s loss in regulation to Arizona will keep them at the second wild-card spot heading into the playoffs, meaning the Predators will face the Colorado Avalanche in the first round.
|Tue., May 3||7:30 p.m. MT||Predators||Avalanche||ESPN|
|Thu., May 5||7:30 p.m. MT||Predators||Avalanche||TNT|
|Sat., May 7||2:30 p.m. MT||Avalanche||Predators||TNT|
|Mon., May 9||7:30 p.m. MT||Avalanche||Predators||ESPN|
|*Wed., May 11||TBD||Predators||Avalanche||TBD|
|*Fri., May 13||TBD||Avalanche||Predators||TBD|
|*Sun., May 15||TBD||Predators||Avalanche||TBD|