Originally written January 29, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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PHOENIX -- Chad Johnson, making his first start in nearly three years, stopped 22 shots for his first career shutout and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Nashville Predators 4-0 on Monday night. Johnson posted his first victory since Jan. 31, 2010, at Colorado in his fourth career start. He had not started an NHL game in his home arena and had appeared in only one game there. Keith Yandle had a power-play goal and two assists, Nick Johnson added a goal and an assist, and Antoine Vermette and Lauri Korpikoski also scored for the Coyotes (2-4-0), who snapped a two-game losing streak. Johnson was rarely tested by the Predators (1-2-3) other than a four-shot barrage in less than a minute midway through the second period that ncluding three saves in 10 seconds. Pekka Rinne had 21 saves for the Predators, who were shut out for the second time in three games. The Coyotes needed just three minutes to take the lead. Nick Johnson left the puck on a drop pass to Vermette in the middle of...
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