In a wild one, the Red Wings defeat Blackhawks twice, but lose their time to the Blackhawks

In a wild one, the Red Wings defeat Blackhawks twice, but lose their time to the Blackhawks ...

DETROIT The second period was exhilarating for the Detroit Red Wings. Unfortunately, the first was a disaster and the third was not quite good enough.

In a wild one at Little Caesars Arena, the Red Wings fought back from an atrocious start to make a game of it, but couldn't complete the comeback.

Detroit is in the top three (0-2-1) and has fallen to 18-19-6.

Dylan Strome has climbed the Blackhawks' first career hat trick (16-207).

Tyler Bertuzzi and Dylan Larkin each scored their 20th goal for the Red Wings, while Robby Fabbri, Pius Suter and Moritz Seider both scored for Detroit. Suter, playing against his former team, had three penalties, and the Blackhawks had only two penalties in his first 42 games.

The Red Wings scored three times in the second period to reduce their deficit to 4-3. Even after the Blackhawks scored twice in the third, Detroit fought back.

Seider put the power play down at 12:05, but Larkin tallied with 4:33 remaining.

With 3:47 left the Red Wings unable to meet their return expectations, but Brandon Hagel surpassed his lead on the field. He intercepted Nick Leddy's pass intended for Larkin near the Detroit blue line and blasted a shot past Calvin Pickard, who had replaced Alex Nedeljkovic at the start of the second.

With 1:43 remaining, Alex DeBrincat scored into a blank net.

In the second period, the Red Wings delivered renewed energy and focus, scoring three unanswered goals to reduce their deficit to 4-3.

Fabbri scored his 12th goal of the season at 5:45, picking off a terrible pass by Calvin de Haan and shooting a backhand shot over Fleury.

Bertuzzi scored for the third time in four seasons thanks to a drop from Filip Hronek.

Suter scored against his former team in the 13th minute to make it ten-time free-kick. Bertuzzi made it possible with a good net-front screen

The Red Wings looked good at the start, skating fast and exerting pressure in the offensive zone. At one point, they were outshooting Chicago 7-2.

When Dominik Kubalik opened the scoring at 10:24 by tapping in a loose puck in the crease after a shot by Seth Jones hit Nedeljkovic's five-hole, it opened the floodgates. The Blackhawks scored four times in a span of 9:04, registering 14 of the final 15 shots in the period.

The only power play in the period, involving Alex DeBrincat, has prompted Strome to score his first goal.

Patrick Kane's backhand pass came 3-0; Strome gave himself a shot from the top of the face-off circle that caught the far corner.

After a three-on-one break, Sam Lafferty capped the increase with 32 seconds remaining.

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