GLENDALE, Ariz. - Rookie goalie Louis Domingue got his sixth win in eight starts, Tobias Rieder had two goals and an assist and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Nashville Predators 4-0 on Saturday night.
Domingue became the first rookie in franchise history to win three straight games. He's 6-0-2 as a starter and earned his second shutout with 26 saves.
Rieder's first goal came 55 seconds into the third period. He deflected Martin Hanzal's slap shot past Carter Hutton for a 2-0 Coyotes' lead and his ninth goal of the season.
Hutton got the start after All-Star Pekka Rinne played Friday night. Hutton had 25 saves in his sixth appearance of the season.
The Predators pulled Hutton with 3 minutes left and Rieder sent in an empty-goal with 2:23 to play. Rieder has five points in three games.
Anthony Duclair scored with 13.3 seconds left on a wrist shot.
Antoine Vermette scored the first goal 3:35 into the second period on a power play. Shane Doan backhanded a pass through the crease to Vermette for his 200th career goal.
Arizona has a power-play goal in five of its last seven games. The Coyotes have at least a point in five straight games and 9 of 10, and a third-period goal in nine straight games.
The Coyotes had the first good chance to open the scoring just over 2 minutes into the game. Duclair was hooked on a breakaway by Predators defenceman Roman Josi and was given a penalty shot. But Hutton stopped Duclair's attempt with his blocker.
The Predators went 0 for 2 on the power play in a scoreless opening period and 0 for 3 for the game. Nashville has lost four of its last five games and is 0-5-1 in the second of back-to-back games this season. It lost to Colorado 5-3 on Friday night.
A check from Arizona's Connor Murphy levelled newly acquired Predators centre Ryan Johansen in the final seconds of the second period. The Predators retaliated and a scuffle ensued while the second period came to a close, resulting in minor penalties for Johansen and Arizona's Oliver Ekman-Larsson.
NOTES: Johansen delivered a slap to the head of Coyotes F Brad Richardson as the teams lined up for the game's opening faceoff and Richardson responded with a shove, but tempers were defused. Johansen was booed thereafter. ... For Nashville, D Anthony Bitetto, F Colin Wilson and F Austin Watson were scratches. ... Coyotes D Zbynek Michalek returned to the second line after missing the past two games with an upper body injury. .... The Coyotes opened a season-long seven-game homestand on Saturday.