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NHL: Detroit 4, Phoenix 1

Jan. 3, 2010 at 12:03 AM

GLENDALE, Ariz., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Tomas Holmstrom scored a pair of goals Saturday to lead the Detroit Red Wings past the Phoenix Coyotes 4-1.

Jimmy Howard made 35 saves to cool off the Coyotes, who have dropped their last two home games after winning 10 straight in Glendale.

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Pavel Datsyuk and Darren Helm scored the other two goals for the Red Wings, who have won three of their last four.

Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 32-of-35 shots and Matthew Lombardi scored on a power play at 5:35 of the second period.

Lombardi's goal tied the game 1-1 after Holmstrom redirected a shot by Niklas Lindstrom late in the first period to put Detroit ahead 1-0. Lindstrom and Holmstrom teamed up for another redirected shot that put the Wings back on top 2-1.

Datsyuk made it 3-1 at 5:51 of the third period and Helm knocked in an empty-netter with 51.1 seconds left in regulation to close out the scoring.

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