Whitecloud scores twice, Golden Knights top Red Wings 5-2

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DETROIT, MI – NOVEMBER 07: Laurent Brossoit #39 of the Vegas Golden Knights and Pius Suter #24 of the Detroit Red Wings react to a shot during an NHL game at Little Caesars Arena on November 7, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit defeated Vegas 5-2. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Zach Whitecloud scored two goals in his first game back after hand surgery and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-2.

The win snapped Vegas’ three-game losing streak in the series and marked the first time the Golden Knights beat Detroit at home since they joined the NHL in 2017.

Vegas improved to 9-3-0 since Oct. 26, after opening the season 1-4-0.

Nic Hague, Paul Cotter, and Reilly Smith also scored for the Golden Knights.

Robin Lehner made 26 saves. Givani Smith and Joe Veleno scored for Detroit, and starting goaltender Thomas Greiss stopped 18 shots before being pulled after two periods.

Alex Nedeljkovic replaced Greiss and made nine saves.

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