Raymond gets hat trick in Red Wings'6-3 win over Chicago
By: Mike Stiles - Monday, October 25, 2021

Lucas Raymond scores against Marc-Andre Fleury (photo courtesy of AP)

(CHICAGO) – Lucas Raymond had plenty of energy in the second half of his first set of consecutive NHL games. It's good to be 19. Raymond had three goals and an assist, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the winless Chicago Blackhawks 6-3 on Sunday night. ...... {LISTEN}. Tyler Bertuzzi added a goal and two assists as Detroit bounced back nicely after a 6-1 loss at Montreal on Saturday night. Carter Rowney and Vladislav Namestnikov also scored and Alex Nedeljkovic made 32 saves. Raymond, the No. 4 overall pick in last year's draft, recorded his first career hat trick in his sixth NHL game. It was the first time he played on back-to-back nights with Detroit. Raymond became the second teenager in franchise history to record a hat trick, joining Hall of Famer and current Detroit general manager Steve Yzerman. He became the third teenager to record at least four points in a game for the Red Wings, joining Yzerman and Hall of Famer Gordie Howe. Short-handed Chicago dropped to 0-5-1 in a nightmarish start for a team with playoff aspirations. They have yet to lead this season; at 360 minutes, 57 seconds, it's the NHL's longest such streak to open a campaign since at least the 1979-80 season, according to Sportradar. The Blackhawks played without Patrick Kane, Riley Stillman and Jujhar Khairia because of the league's COVID-19 protocol. Assistant coach Marc Crawford also was absent because of the protocol. Dominik Kubalik, Tyler Johnson and Henrik Borgstrom scored for Chicago. Jonathan Toews had two assists for his first points since missing all of last season with what he described as chronic immune response syndrome.

(audio courtesy of Detroit Red Wings Radio Network)