GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Derek Morris and his Phoenix Coyotes teammates have their offense going strong and are piling up victories.
Mikkel Boedker scored the lone shootout goal in the fifth round to lift the Coyotes to a 5-4 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night after falling into an early three-goal deficit.
"It was a Jekyll-and-Hyde night," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said, "a perfect ending."
Morris scored, Jordan Szwarz added his first NHL goal for Phoenix, which has points in 10 of its past 11 games and is 9-3-2 on the season.
Ten Phoenix players recorded at least a point.
"I think we all believe we all can contribute in some way or form," Morris said. "We believe in ourselves. I don't know if there's ever a good way to fall behind, but we were fortunate to make it 4-4."
Thomas Greiss made 36 saves and stopped all five shootout attempts for the Coyotes, who rallied from a 3-0 deficit.
"I think it depends on how you fall behind," Tippett said. "After the first period, it's not like we thought we were dead and out of it. The feeling was let's see if we can get a break and we'll get back into it."
David Legwand had a goal and two assists — all in the first period — and Matt Hendricks, Eric Nystrom and Paul Gaustad also scored for the Predators.
Nashville was playing the first game of a franchise-record 17-day, seven-game road swing to accommodate the Country Music Awards on Nov. 6 at Bridgestone Arena.
"We shot ourselves in the foot," Nystrom said. "That can't happen. It's tough. We should have had two points in that game, 100 percent."
Gaustad gave the Predators a 4-2 lead on a rebound at 4:15 of the third before the Coyotes rallied.
Doan cut the lead to 4-3 on a power-play goal from the bottom of the left circle at 6:16.
A little more than two minutes later, Doan found a streaking Antoine Vermette skating down the slot behind the Predators' defense.
"We made too many mistakes," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "That's not smart hockey."
Defenseman Seth Jones, who had started toward the bench for a line change, hooked Vermette down but not before the center slid the puck between Carter Hutton's pads.