DETROIT (AP) — Michael Stone’s goal with 4:47 left broke a tie, and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Thursday night.
Derek Morris and Antoine Vermette both had a goal and an assist, and Mikkel Boedker also scored for Phoenix. Mike Smith made 28 saves.
Joakim Andersson and Jonathan Ericsson scored for Detroit, and Jimmy Howard stopped 35 shots. Andersson and Ericsson scored 53 seconds apart early in the second period to give the Red Wings a 2-1 lead.
Stone fired a slap shot from the right point that went through teammate Martin Hanzal’s and caromed in off the far goal post. It came 2 seconds after a Coyotes’ power play ended.
Vermette added an empty-net goal in the last minute.
Andersson put a rebound over Smith’s shoulder 5:07 into the second period to tie it 1-1. Ericsson’s floating shot from the right point found its way into the net at 6:00.
But Boedker made it 2-2 by scooping up a loose puck and putting it in just 1:04 later.
Morris opened the scoring just 2:21 in when his slap shot from the right point got past Howard after Vermette beat Stephen Weiss cleanly on a faceoff.
NOTES: Phoenix D Rostislav Klesla made his season debut. He opened the season on the injured list because of a concussion and whiplash sustained during the preseason. … Detroit LW Patrick Eaves, on long-term injured reserve with a sprained left knee ligament and sprained left ankle, said he should be available to play on Oct. 26. … Phoenix RW David Moss is from Detroit and played at the University of Michigan. … Red Wings RW Daniel Cleary played with the Coyotes in 2003-04.