Coyotes look to close out Predators

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

GLENDALE, Ariz.(AP) -- The Phoenix Coyotes can advance to the Western Conference finals of the NHL playoffs with a win Monday night on the home ice. The Coyotes lead visiting Nashville 3-1 in the best-of-seven series. Phoenix won the opening two games, dropped the third and came back to win Game 4.

After being suspended for Game 3 and scratched for Game 4, forwards Alex Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn of the Predators are expected to see action tonight.

The Coyotes are playing without defenseman Rostislav Klesla, who was suspended for Game 5 for boarding Predators forward Matt Halischuk in Friday's game.

Monday evening's other game is in New York as the Rangers and Capitals resume their hard-fought Eastern Conference semifinal. The series is tied at 2-2 after four grueling games. No matter the outcome tonight, the sixth game will be played in Washington Wednesday night.