Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 4/5/13
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Chris Conner scored in his Phoenix debut, Mikkel Boedker had a pair of assists, and the Coyotes held off the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Thursday night. Phoenix kicked off a critical three-game homestand by beating Los Angeles on Tuesday and left the Red Wings flatfooted with three second-period goals. Michael Stone got the flurry started, Shane Doan finished it off and Martin Hanzal scored into an empty net with less than a second left. Chad Johnson stopped 34 shots in his third start of the season. Valtteri Filppula scored in the first period and Daniel Cleary had a power-play goal with 1:13 left in the third, but Detroit couldn't finish off the comeback and lost for the third time in four games. This familiar matchup -- they have been playoff opponents two of the past three seasons -- featured two teams fighting for a playoff spot in the crowded Western Conference. The Coyotes helped themselves by beating the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings 3-1 behi...
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