Yandle, Pyatt lift Coyotes over Predators

Keith Yandle and Taylor Pyatt scored 58 seconds apart in the second period to lead the Phoenix Coyotes to a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.

Lauri Korpikoski also scored for Phoenix, which tied a season high by winning its seventh straight.

Sergei Kostitsyn and Shea Weber had goals for Nashville, but it wasn't enough to give the Predators their fourth win in five games.

After a scoreless first period, the Coyotes struck twice early in the second.

Yandle began the scoring with a wrist shot through traffic that beat goalie Pekka Rinne at 3:51.

Pyatt followed less than a minute later when he drove from the right faceoff dot toward the Nashville net before lifting a wrist shot just under the crossbar.

Phoenix captain Shane Doan was awarded a penalty shot 10 seconds into the middle period after he was hauled down from behind by defenseman Alexander Sulzer just inside the Predators blue line.

On the penalty shot, Doan faked a slap shot and then tried to slip the puck between the pads of Rinne, but the 6-foot-6 Finn denied the attempt with a stick save.

It was the first penalty shot Rinne faced in his NHL career. Doan has failed on all five of his career attempts.

Kostitsyn cut the Phoenix lead in half with a power-play goal at 6:37 of the second.

With Doan serving a delay-of-game penalty, Mike Fisher sent the puck from the left side in front. Falling to his knees in the low slot, Kostitsyn was able to lift his shot over the shoulder of goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.

Korpikoski scored the winning goal at 7:32 of the third with a slap shot from the high slot, beating Rinne on the glove side. That made it 3-1, but Weber drew the Predators to within one with a goal in the last minute.

Nashville defenseman Ryan Suter left the game late in the second period after a collision with Doan. The team announced that he sustained an undisclosed upper body injury.

Notes: Phoenix D Ed Jovanovski missed his first game since sustaining an orbital bone fracture Thursday at Atlanta. ... The previous penalty shot awarded to a Nashville opponent was to Yandle on Feb. 10, 2008. ... Nashville RW Jordin Tootoo returned to the lineup after being cleared by administrators of the NHL/NHLPA substance abuse and behavioral health program. He hadn't played since Dec. 26.