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Recap: Raymond's first career hat trick leads Red Wings past Chicago, 6-3

Detroit picks up first road win after dominant effort from top line and historic night from Raymond

by Brett McWethy @DetroitRedWings /

Raymond's first NHL hat trick

DET@CHI: Raymond records first career NHL hat trick

Lucas Raymond scores on a rush in the 1st period, on a rebound in the 2nd and on a power play in the 3rd, recording his first NHL hat trick

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CHICAGO -- With 13 minutes remaining and Detroit clinging to a three-goal lead, Red Wings fans threw their hats onto the United Center ice to celebrate the latest milestone of their budding rookie standout.

Lucas Raymond recorded his first career hat trick in leading the Red Wings to a 6-3 win over the host Chicago Blackhawks Sunday night, securing Detroit's first road victory of the 2021-22 season. Raymond scored in all three periods, bolstering what was a dominant effort from Detroit's top line. Tyler Bertuzzi added a goal and two assists, while captain Dylan Larkin tallied three assists.

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Preview: Red Wings look to get back on track in Chicago

For second consecutive road game, Detroit will face opponent seeking its first win

by Brett McWethy @DetroitRedWings /

DETROIT -- There was a decent chance the Detroit Red Wings could run into a buzzsaw on Saturday night. The game played out that way in a convincing road loss in Montreal. With a quick turnaround, Detroit will look to prevent the same result from happening in a uniquely similar set of circumstances.

For the second consecutive night, the Red Wings will face an Original Six team looking to record its first win of the season on home ice. Detroit will face the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on Sunday in the second game of its three-game road swing. The puck will drop at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network.

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Recap: Canadiens race to first win, 6-1, over Red Wings

Montreal scores six unanswered goals after Dylan Larkin's power-play tally gave Detroit early lead

by Brett McWethy @DetroitRedWings /

MONTREAL, Quebec -- The Montreal Canadiens pulled away from the Detroit Red Wings for their first win of the season, 6-1, Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin gave Detroit the early 1-0 lead, but Montreal scored two goals in the first period, three in the second and an empty-netter in the third frame. The Red Wings dropped to 2-2-1 on the season, while the Canadiens moved to 1-5-0.

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Preview: Red Wings begin first road trip of season Saturday at Montreal

2021 Stanley Cup runners-up still searching for first win

by Brett McWethy @DetroitRedWings /

DETROIT -- Jeff Blashill prefers to call it urgency vs. desperation. However it is framed, he knows his team is in for a battle when the Detroit Red Wings play their first road game of the season in Montreal.

After a four-game homestand to begin the 2021-22 campaign, Detroit heads to the Bell Centre for a 7 p.m. puck drop against the Canadiens on Saturday night (Bally Sports Detroit, Red Wings Radio Network). It marks the Red Wings' first Original Six matchup of the season, and their first showdown in Canada since Feb. 29, 2020.

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Recap: Red Wings blanked by Calgary for first regulation loss, 3-0

Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom records 32 saves for first shutout of season

by Brett McWethy @DetroitRedWings /

DETROIT -- The Calgary Flames scored a pair of goals in the first period, all the offense they would need in a 3-0 shutout of the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on Thursday night.

Calgary picked up its first win of the season, while the Red Wings (2-1-1) suffered their first setback in regulation. Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom turned aside 32 shots to record his first shutout of the 2021-22 campaign.

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Preview: Red Wings host Flames to wrap up season-opening homestand

Detroit has claimed five of six possible points in first three games of 2021-22 season

by Brett McWethy @DetroitRedWings /

DETROIT -- Considering what he was up against, things are currently working out about as well as they could for Tyler Bertuzzi.

The Detroit Red Wings' gritty winger was limited to just nine games in the shortened 2020-21 season, and underwent major back surgery in April. Getting back on the ice in a competitive environment, let alone picking up where he left off as a cornerstone of Detroit's rebuild, was a lot to ask. There was plenty of uncertainty surrounding the level of production the Red Wings would receive from Bertuzzi, especially early in the season.

Heading into the final game of Detroit's season-opening homestand, Bertuzzi has more than risen to the occasion.

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Raymond's first NHL goal helps fuel Red Wings' fast start

Rookie forward playing with 'maturity beyond his years,' Blashill says

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / Columnist

DETROIT -- Lucas Raymond skated hard into the offensive zone, took a pass from center Dylan Larkin in the right circle and fired a wrist shot from the face-off dot past the outstretched stick of a defenseman. The puck whizzed past the goalie's glove and into the upper right corner of the net, and there it was, Raymond's first NHL goal.

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Recap: Raymond tallies first NHL goal in Red Wings' 4-1 win over Columbus

Detroit gets pair of goals past Joonas Korpisalo and two late empty netters in lively third period

by Brett McWethy @DetroitRedWings /

Raymond records first NHL goal

CBJ@DET: Raymond buries a wrist shot on the rush

Lucas Raymond takes the feed from Dylan Larkin and buries a wrist shot on the rush, as his first NHL goal gives the Red Wings a 1-0 lead

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DETROIT -- In the end, Detroit Red Wings rookie Lucas Raymond made sure a largely dominant, yet previously scoreless offensive effort didn't last any longer.

Raymond scored his first-career NHL goal 6:17 into the decisive third period, breaking a scoreless tie and giving Detroit a lead it would not relinquish in an eventual 4-1 win over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night at Little Caesars Arena.

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Red Wings set to celebrate Pride Night at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday

Several exciting pregame and in-game initiatives will raise funds and awareness to support local LGBTQ+ organizations

by Josh Berenter @DetroitRedWings /

As an extension of the Detroit Red Wings' year-round support of NHL's Hockey is for Everyone initiative and the LGBTQ+ community, the team will celebrate equality and inclusion in hockey during Pride Night at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday before and during the Red Wings' home game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Preview: Larkin, Red Wings set to entertain Blue Jackets on Tuesday night

Detroit has picked up three points in first two home games to open 2021-22 season

by Brett McWethy @DetroitRedWings /

DETROIT -- One thing was made clear during Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin's media session ahead of Tuesday's game against visiting Columbus: he's ready to move on from the events of last Thursday's Home Opener and Saturday's ensuing suspension, and simply get back to leading his team.

Larkin discussed for the first time Mathieu Joseph's hit and the events that followed in the season opener against Tampa Bay (Oct. 14), while also acknowledging his own wrongdoing. He said the one-game suspension was "warranted."

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