Phoenix Coyotes' Rostislav Klesla, of the Czech Republic, celebrates his goal with Daymond Langkow (22) as Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, of Finland, far right, Roman Josi (59), of Switzerland, Paul Gaustad (28) and Kevin Klein (8) look for the puck during the second period of Game 1 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinal playoff series, Friday, April 27, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz.
'Yotes take Game 1
Martin Hanzal and the Phoenix Coyotes are just too much for Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. Rinne allowed this first-period goal to Radim Vrbata (not pictured), but it was an ovetime goal that lifted the Coyotes to a 4-3 win in Glendale.
Predators right wing Brandon Yip scores after Coyotes goalie Mike Smith is caught out of the net. It was one of few mistakes Smith has made in the postseason, as he's a huge reason why the Coyotes are still skating.
A mass of human flesh
Both teams try to gain control of the puck amid a sea of players in front of Mike Smith and the Phoenix net. Smith and the Coyotes were able to keep the puck out of the net on the play.
Coyotes right wing Mikkel Boedker shoots and scores on Predators goalie Pekka Rinne during the second period. Boedker scored twice in overtime, in back-to-back games, in the first round against the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Predators' Nick Spaling checks Coyotes right wing Shane Doan into the boards during the third period.
The Predators' Martin Erat scores a power-play goal against Coyotes goalie Mike Smith during the third period to tie Game 1 at 3-3. It was the third time in the game the Predators erased a one-goal deficit.
Yeah, it's really in there
The Predators' Martin Erat looks back at the net after scoring the game-tying goal in the third period, as if to make sure he actually put the puck in the net.
Coyotes left wing Ray Whitney scores the game-winning goal in overtime of Game 1. Whitney beat Predators goalie Pekka Rinne quickly off a faceoff deep in the Preds' zone to give Phoenix the 4-3 win.
Party in the corner
Coyotes left wing Ray Whitney is mobbed by teammates after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime of Game 1. Game 2 of the series is set for Sunday in Phoenix.