DETROIT – Curtis Joseph made 36 saves in his first game in Detroit since leaving the Red Wings, leading the Phoenix Coyotes to a 4-1 victory.

Mike Leclerc, Zbynek Michalek and Mike Johnson scored power-play goals for Phoenix and Mike Comrie added a short-handed, empty-net goal with 12.8 seconds remaining.

Tomas Holmstrom scored his third goal in two games for the Red Wings (12-2-1).

Joseph, who lost to Detroit 2-0 on Oct. 15 in Arizona, made some key stops in the third period as Detroit outshot Phoenix 9-1.

The Red Wings’ Brendan Shanahan had an apparent goal waved off 8:37 into the third period, when it was ruled that he kicked the puck in.

The Coyotes scored twice on the power play in the second period to take a 3-1 lead.

Michalek’s goal on a shot from the point broke a 1-all tie 8:22 into the period and Johnson’s one-time slap shot from the outside edge of the right circle with 45 seconds left gave Phoenix a two-goal lead.

Holmstrom opened the scoring 2:23 into the game, when he put a shot through Joseph’s pads from the slot. Leclerc’s 5-on-3 power-play goal tied it for Phoenix with 2:58 left in the first period.

Notes: Detroit G Manny Legace missed his second game because of a slightly sprained knee. D Jason Woolley (groin) missed his sixth game. … It also was Phoenix associate coach Barry Smith’s first game at Joe Louis Arena since serving in that capacity with the Red Wings from 1993-04. … With an assist on Holmstrom’s goal, Pavel Datsyuk stretched his points streak to eight games. … After getting a cross-checking penalty late in the first period, Detroit D Chris Chelios got an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, a 10-minute misconduct and a game misconduct. The Red Wings played with only five defensemen for the remainder of the game.

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