Troy Stecher tallies twice as Wings top Blackhawks

Troy Stecher notched the first two-goal game of his career, Jakub Vrana scored in his Detroit debut and the host Red Wings topped the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Thursday.Vrana was acquired from the Washington Capitals at the trade deadline on Monday. Michael Rasmussen also scored for the Red Wings, and Marc Staal had two assists.Thomas Greiss made 24 saves for Detroit, which extended its winning streak to three games.The Reds Wings defeated Chicago for just the second time in seven meetings. The teams will play their season series finale on Saturday.Duncan Keith scored for the Blackhawks, and Kevin Lankinen made 24 saves.Chicago took a 1-0 lead in the first period when Keith, who clanged a shot off the goalpost six minutes earlier, scored for the second consecutive game.Alex DeBrincat set it up with a pass across the slot to Keith, who was open at the left circle. He fired in a shot before Greiss could recover at 14:47. Dylan Strome collected the second assist on Keith’s third goal of the season.

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