DETROIT – Alex DeBrincat continued his excellent start to the season by recording his first hat-trick for the Detroit Red Wings, who beat the Calgary Flames 6-2 on Sunday.
The Red Wings have won their last five games.
DeBrincat, who was acquired from the Ottawa Senators this summer, already has eight goals this season, an NHL high.
Quebec’s Joe Velino scored his third goal in two games and Dylan Larkin added a goal and an assist. Jake Wallman scored his first goal of the season, while Justin Holl and Lucas Raymond each finished with three assists. James Reimer made 29 saves for the Red Wings.
Andrew Mangiapane and Yegor Sharangovich scored for the Flames. Goalkeeper Dan Vladar stopped 24 shots. The Flames finished a five-game winning streak with a 1-3-1 record.
DeBrincat scored his first goal of the game after just 1:59 to play on an pass from Hall. Felino returned the red signal midway through the first half when he blocked defender Ben Chiaro’s shot.
The Red Wings took a 3-0 lead two minutes into the second period. Larkin placed the puck on Vladar’s right shoulder.
The Flames scored their first goal of the game with 7:48 left in the first period, when Mangiapane took advantage of a rebound from Mikael Backlund.
DeBrincat responded quickly with a slap shot that beat Vladar on the stick side.
Sharangović reduced the deficit to 4-2 at the end of the second half with a point shot.
DeBrincat completed his hat-trick at the beginning of the third period with a shot from the left circle that beat the goalkeeper from the near side.
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