hold off Red Wings 4-2

hold off Red Wings 4-2

Chad Johnson stopped 34 shots as a late replacement, Chris Conner scored in his Phoenix debut, and the Coyotes survived the flu – not to mention a late flurry by Detroit – to beat the Red Wings 4-2. ”I don’t know what happened over the course of the afternoon, but we had five or six guys who were sick that were questionable to play, throwing up on the way to the game,” Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. ”That’s the first game I think I’ve coached with two buckets beside me.Red Wings Jersey

Phoenix kicked off a critical three-game homestand by beating Los Angeles, but went through an emotional ride at the trade deadline, when veterans Raffi Torres, Matthew Lombardi and Steve Sullivan were traded away for a prospect and two draft picks.Marian Hossa Jersey

We know what’s going on,” Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg said. ”We’ve got 11 (games) left and have to take as many points as possible. ” The battered Red Wings – over 200 games lost to injury – limped into Phoenix, playing without center Damien Brunner, defenseman Kyle Quincey and right wing Mikael Samuelsson, along with Todd Bertuzzi and Darren Helm, who have been out most of the season.Justin Abdelkader Jersey

The Red Wings had no answer for Phoenix in the second period and couldn’t finish off a comeback following Daniel Cleary’s power-play goal with 1:13 left in the third period.Swarming the Red Wings, Phoenix fired 20 shots at Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard in the second period, their most since Feb. 14, 2009, against Calgary. ”We’re disappointed in ourselves.Johan Franzen Jersey

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