Johnson scored twice, including the game winner with 15:43 remaining, and also had an assist in the Coyotes' 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Monday night.
After two mostly lethargic periods, the Coyotes took the lead when Nagy skated past the front of the crease with the puck, pivoted and fired a pass to Johnson at the right corner of the crease. Johnson then lifted a wrist shot into the top left corner of the net to make it 3-2 and extend his points streak to five games.
"He's one of the most talented players in the world," Johnson said of Nagy. "He's nice to play with. You can leave him by himself because he's so string he's able to fight off his defender. You just need to find some open ice. He's given me more goals than I've scored."
Nagy had two assists, giving him eight goals and 12 assists in his last 11 games.
"There's an obvious chemistry between Nagy and Johnson," Coyotes coach Wayne Gretzky said. "Nagy was under the magnifying glass a bit and was probably pressing at the beginning of the year. But he came in and talked and said he was going to play his way out of it and to his credit he's done that."
The Coyotes, 10-4-1 since Nov. 1, don't play again until Dec. 11 in Boston. They then play four games in six days.
"We didn't want to have a situation where the teams behind us were moving up and the teams in front were moving even further ahead," Gretzky said. "The only way to combat that was to win tonight, to do our own job."
"Winning hockey games is something you have to learn, like playing hockey," Atlanta coach Bob Hartley said. "Everyone is a good hockey player but learning how to win, it's a different game."
Mara tied it at two at 2:45 of the third period when he beat Michael Garnett with a blast from the high slot.
Michalek extended the lead to 4-2 with 12:21 to go when his shot from above the right faceoff circle bounced off the right post and the back of Garnett's left leg before trickling into the net.
Comrie added an empty-net goal with 44.7 seconds to play.
"They played really well in the third period," Garnett said. "Some bounces ended up in our net, which was unlucky for us. It shifted the momentum of the game."
The Thrashers had been 5-0-0 when leading after two periods this season.
"Unfortunately we didn't play a whole 60 minutes today," Kozlov said. "We played a first and a good second but in the third when they tied the game we stopped playing for some reason."
After a scoreless first period, Kozlov gave Atlanta a 1-0 lead at 6:13 of the second period when he took an errant clearing pass from Michalek in front of the Coyotes' net and beat Curtis Joseph with a wrist shot.
Hossa made it 2-0 at 11:09 of the period, beating Joseph with a hard shot from between the circles.
Johnson cut it to 2-1 44 seconds later when he redirected Comrie's shot from the top of the left circle.
|Atlanta enforcer Andy Sutton takes out some aggression on Boyd Devereaux. (AP)|
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|06:13||Power Play - Slava Kozlov (7), Wrist Shot - Unassisted.|
|11:09||Power Play - Marian Hossa (12), Wrist Shot - Assists: Niclas Havelid and Michael Garnett|
|11:53||Mike Johnson (8), Tip-In - Assists: Sean O'Donnell and Mike Comrie|
|02:45||Power Play - Paul Mara (5), Wrist Shot - Unassisted.|
|04:17||Mike Johnson (9), Snap Shot - Assists: Ladislav Nagy and Mike Comrie|
|06:39||Zbynek Michalek (6), Tip-In - Assists: Jamie Lundmark and Boyd Devereaux|
|19:15||Mike Comrie (10), Empty Net - Assists: Mike Johnson and Ladislav Nagy|
|01:25||Savard: Delaying Game - 2 min.|
|04:53||Boulton: Roughing - 2 min.|
|11:35||Michalek: Tripping - 2 min.|
|15:02||Sutton: Tripping - 2 min.|
|00:58||Mara: Holding - 2 min.|
|06:02||Ricci: Holding - 2 min.|
|06:49||Aubin: Interference - 2 min.|
|07:18||Johnson: Hooking - 2 min.|
|09:56||Nedved: Hooking - 2 min.|
|19:43||Mara: Tripping - 2 min.|
|00:58||Savard: Holding - 2 min.|
|11:02||Aubin: Tripping - 2 min.|
|11:02||Morris: Diving - 2 min.|
|13:43||Hossa: Holding - 2 min.|
|14:51||Saprykin: Hooking - 2 min.|
|19:37||Scatchard: Hooking - 2 min.|
|SHOTS ON GOAL|
|Attendance - 13644|
|Game Time - 60:00|
|Referees - Steve Kozari, Rob Shick|
|Line Judges - Mike Cvik, Vaughan Rody|