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Coyotes goalie Smith scores in win over Wings

AP, GLENDALE, Arizona

Jeff Skinner of the Carolina Hurricanes, left, and Andrew MacDonald of the New York Islanders reach for the puck during the first period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, on Saturday.

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Coyotes goalie Mike Smith scored a goal from his own crease with just over a second left to seal Phoenix’s 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.

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 extend his point streak to six games and help the Coyotes storm back from an early 2-0 deficit. Martin Hanzal’s goal at 7 minutes, 8 seconds 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.

Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin scored in the third round of the shootout and Marc-Andre Fleury made the deciding stop on Ryan Kesler as the Penguins remained unbeaten at home with a 4-3 victory against the Vancouver Canucks. Rookie defenseman Olli Maatta scored his first NHL goal for the Penguins, who won for the 20th time in 22 home games.

Zack Kassian scored in the third period, and Alexander Edler and Brad Richardson added goals for the Canucks. In Ottawa, Ryan-Nugent Hopkins scored two goals, including one into an empty net, to help the Edmonton Oilers beat the Ottawa Senators 3-1 and end a five-game losing streak.

Jordan Eberle added a goal, while Devan Dubnyk made 35 saves for the Oilers.

Chris Neil had the only goal for the Senators.

The New Jersey Devils became the last NHL team to win a game this season by beating the New York Rangers 4-0 as Andrei Loktionov, Adam Henrique, Michael Ryder and Dainius Zubrus scored.

Carolina’s Jiri Tlusty scored his first two goals of the season, and Cam Ward made 22 saves as Carolina held on for a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders.

Tuukka Rask stopped 23 shots and five Boston players scored in a 5-0 shutout of Tampa Bay, while Braden Holtby made 37 saves and Martin Erat assisted on three Washington Capitals goals in a 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Bryan Bickell sparked Chicago’s big second period with his first goal of the season, helping the Blackhawks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1.

Seth Jones’ goal with 1:27 left spoiled a 35-save performance by Montreal’s Carey Price and helped Nashville to a 2-1 win over the Canadiens.

In other games, the Florida Panthers edged the Minnesota Wild 2-1 in shootout, the Colorado Avalanche downed the Buffalo Sabres 4-2, the Los Angeles Kings beat the Dallas Stars 5-2 and the San Jose Sharks were 6-3 winners over the Calgary Flames.

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