NHL Wrap: Coyotes rebound for win over Detroit

NHL Wrap: Coyotes rebound for win over Detroit
October 10, 2013, 11:45 pm
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Mike Ribeiro on Thursday assisted the Coyotes' go-ahead goal in the third period in their 4-2 win over Detroit. (AP)

DETROIT -- The Phoenix Coyotes were looking for a bounce-back game, and they got it.

Michael Stone's goal with 4:47 left broke a tie, and the Coyotes beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Thursday night.

Phoenix was coming off 4-1 and 6-1 losses at San Jose and the New York Islanders to begin a five-game road trip.

"We figured out what we have to do to be in a hockey game," said Mike Smith, who made 28 saves.

Derek Morris and Antoine Vermette both had a goal and an assist, and Mikkel Boedker also scored for Phoenix (see full recap).

Hurricanes get help from Gerbe
WASHINGTON -- It sure didn't take long for Nathan Gerbe to make his presence felt with his new team, the Carolina Hurricanes.

Gerbe's third goal in four games broke a tie at 6:59 of the third period, and Anton Khudobin stopped 30 shots as the Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 Thursday night.

Signed as a free agent in July following five unspectacular seasons with Buffalo, Gerbe has helped Carolina get off to a 2-1-1 start. He gives much of the credit to teammates Jordan Staal and Patrick Dwyer (see full recap).

Avalanche shut out Bruins
BOSTON -- Everything seems to be going right for the Colorado Avalanche so far this season, and new coach Patrick Roy is setting the tone.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 39 saves in his 37th NHL shutout, and the Avalanche stayed perfect with a 2-0 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

"The whole mentality is changing, our whole attitude," Giguere said. "We seem to believe in ourselves a little bit more. It is a different voice, and the guys seem to be responding to it right now."

The Avalanche are 4-0 under Roy, their best mark since the franchise relocated from Quebec to Colorado for the 1995-96 season (see full recap).

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