PHOENIX -- Phoenix Coyotes goalie Chad Johnson spent some time in the stands before Monday
night's game against Nashville focusing and thinking of the challenge ahead. For one night, everything he imagined came to pass. Johnson, making his first start in nearly three years, stopped 21 shots for his first
career shutout and the Coyotes beat the Predators 4-0. "That's what I always visualize, but it doesn't always turn out that way," Johnson said.
"It's been awhile since I've been in NHL action, so I just focused on getting my feet back
in it." Johnson posted his first victory since Jan. 31, 2010, at Colorado in his fourth career
start. He had not started an NHL game and had appeared in only one game in his home arena. "You feel bad especially for Barbs (goalie Jason LaBarbera) because we haven't played our
best in front of him," said Keith Yandle, who had a power-play goal and two assists. "We did
a good job of coming together and Ocho (Johnson) was great for ...