Andrei Kostitsyn lifts Predators over Coyotes in SO

Andrei Kostitsyn supplied the lone goal in the 4.

Martin Erat registered a goal and two assists for the Predators, who squandered leads of 1-0, 2-1 and 4-2. Pekka Rinne made 31 saves to earn his league-leading 39th win of the season.

Nashville has won three games in a row and sits fifth in the Western Conference standings with 89 points, two behind Detroit.

Raffi Torres, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Daymond Langkow each posted a goal and an assist for Phoenix, which fell to 1-4-2 in March after going 11-0-1 last month.

Mike Smith also stopped 31 shots.

The point earned gives Phoenix 79 on the season, one more than eighth-place Colorado and two back of the Pacific Division-leading Dallas Stars.