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Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith scores in closing seconds of 5-2 win over Red Wings

Sunday, 10.20.2013 / 12:05 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith scores in closing seconds of 5-2 win over Red Wings

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Coyotes goalie Mike Smith scored a goal from his own crease with just over a second left to punctuate Phoenix's 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.

Smith was already having a good night before sending a wrist shot the length of the ice into the vacated Red Wings net. Smith made 31 saves before scoring his first NHL goal.

Mike Ribeiro scored twice in the third to help the Coyotes storm back from a 2-0 deficit in the opening frame. Martin Hanzal's goal at 7:08 of the third, in his 400th NHL game, put Phoenix ahead 3-2. That came 2:01 after Ribeiro had tied it.

His third of the season with 6:46 remaining gave Phoenix a 4-2 lead before Smith capped the win in dramatic fashion.

Antoine Vermette started the comeback in the second after Pavel Datsyuk and Todd Bertuzzi gave the Red Wings the lead in the first.

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