Coyotes Score Late to Down Red Wings

The Phoenix Coyotes scored twice late in the third period on Thursday night, lifting them to a 4-2 win over the host Detroit Red Wings.

Michael Stone sent a blast from the blue line off the inside of the goalpost to the right of Detroit netminder Jimmy Howard and into the back of the net to break a 2-2 tie with 4:47 remaining in regulation, just seconds after the expiration of a Coyotes’ power play.

With 51 seconds left, Antoine Vermette added an empty-net goal after Detroit forward Daniel Alfredsson failed to hold the puck in at the Phoenix blue line.

Derek Morris had gotten the Coyotes on the board just 2:21 into the game with a shot similar to Stone’s, a blast from the point off the same goalpost and in behind Howard.

Joakim Andersson tied things up at 5:07 of the second period, lifting the rebound of a Jakub Kindl floater towards the goal into the top of the net.

Just 53 seconds later, Jonathan Ericsson rifled a shot past Phoenix goalie Mike Smith to put Detroit out front.

Mikkel Boedker tied things back up at 7:04 of the period, outwaiting a sprawling Howard to lift the rebound of a Morris chance into the top of the net.

Howard finished the night with 34 saves on 37 shots against while Smith had 28 stops on 30 Detroit chances.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.

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