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Red Wings Notebook: DeBrincat Ends Slump, Petry Gets Off Schneid

DeBrincat and Kane work their magic on Detroit power play



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Alex DeBrincat scored twice for the Red Wings on Monday.

Falling behind 4-0 to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday, the Detroit Red Wings couldn’t battle all the way back in a 4-3 loss. However, the goals the team did come up with certainly bode well for the future.

Alex DeBrincat scored a pair of third-period power-play tallies. That gives him 15 goals on the season.

Both goals were one timers from the left faceoff circle. The first was on a cross-ice feed from Patrick Kane. That’s a setup familiar from their Chicago Blackhawks days together, and one Red Wings fans have been waiting to see in person.

Collecting a pair of assists on the night, Kane enjoyed his first multi-point game since joining Detroit seven games ago.

“We have skill guys, scorers,” Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde said. “When they finish, that’s important. Obviously two nice finishes.”

Detroit’s other goal came from defenseman Jeff Petry. That was the first as a Red Wings player for the son of former Detroit Tigers pitcher Dan Petry.

Larkin Back For Red Wings

For the second successive game, Detroit was welcoming a key component back into the lineup. Captain Dylan Larkin was returning to action following a four-game absence due to an upper-body injury.

“It’s huge,” DeBrincat said. “He’s obviously our leader and our best player. Nice to get him back. We obviously missed him a lot.

“Happy he’s back and hopefully we can get this back on the tracks.”

Larkin drew an assist and played 21:13, but was minus-2.

In Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Philadelphia, center J.T. Compher was back after missing five games with an undisclosed injury.

Lalonde that the return of both players remains a work in progress.

“Not as sharp,” Lalonde said of Larkin’s performance. “As the game went on, much better. Probably the same thing with J.T., as his two games went on.

“They were driving pre their injuries so it’ll take them a little bit of time with their timing.”

Ice Chips

DeBrincat’s first goal was his 400th NHL point . . . It was his his fourth multi-goal game and sixth multi-point game of the season . . . Defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere also finished with a pair of assists for his seventh multi-point game of the season . . . Kane has an active 12-game point-scoring streak against the Ducks.