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Chad Johnson earns first NHL shutout; Coyotes beat Predators 4-0

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    Phoenix Coyotes center Lauri Korpikoski (28) of Finland, middle, celebrates with teammates after scoring a second period goal against the Nashville Predators during an NHL hockey game on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) (The Associated Press)

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    Nashville Predators right wing Matt Halischuk (24) and Phoenix Coyotes left wing David Moss (18) battle for the puck in the second period during an NHL hockey game on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) (The Associated Press)

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    Phoenix Coyotes right wing Shane Doan (19) carries the puck in the second period against the Nashville Predators during an NHL hockey game on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) (The Associated Press)

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    Phoenix Coyotes goalie Chad Johnson (31) makes the save against the Nashville Predators in the first period during an NHL hockey game on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) (The Associated Press)

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    Nashville Predators left wing Sergei Kostitsyn (74) of Belarus, shoots on goal in front of Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle (3) during an NHL hockey game on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) (The Associated Press)

Chad Johnson earned his first NHL shutout in his Phoenix debut and the Coyotes beat the Nashville Predators 4-0 on Monday night.

Johnson, called up from Portland of the AHL last week after Mike Smith was hurt, had 22 saves in a game dominated defensively by a Coyotes team that entered the night allowing an NHL-high 20 goals in five games.

Keith Yandle had a power-play goal and two assists and Nick Johnson a goal and one assist. Antoine Vermette and Laurie Korpikoski also scored in the Coyotes' second win in six games.

The Predators were shut out for the second time in three games and have scored just 10 times in six games this season.

It was the first meeting of the season of teams that met in last season's Western Conference semifinals, a series won by Phoenix 4-1.