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Conner scores in debut, Coyotes score 3 goals in second for 4-2 win over Red Wings

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    Phoenix Coyotes' Chad Johnson, left, makes a save on a shot as Detroit Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg (40), of Sweden, and Coyotes' Radim Vrbata (17), of the Czech Republic, and Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23), of Sweden, all watch during the first period pf an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)The Associated Press

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    Detroit Red Wings' Jimmy Howard, right, makes a save as Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall (55), of Sweden, gets hit by Phoenix Coyotes' Chris Brown, left, in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)The Associated Press

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    Phoenix Coyotes' David Schlemko (6) checks Detroit Red Wings' Drew Miller (20) into the boards as Miller tries to kick the puck away during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)The Associated Press

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    Detroit Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula (51), of Finland, scores a goal as he gets the puck past Phoenix Coyotes' Chad Johnson, left, as Coyotes' Rostislav Klesla, of the Czech Republic, defends Red Wings' Daniel Cleary (11) in the first period during an NHL hockey game on Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)The Associated Press

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    Detroit Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula (51), of Finland, celebrates his goal against the Phoenix Coyotes with teammates in the first period during an NHL hockey game on Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)The Associated Press

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.