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Still, they've done enough good things to know that all is not lost despite being down 2-0 in the series following Saturday's 4-3 loss at Joe Louis Arena – a gutsy effort after the Red Wings took a 4-0 lead early in the second period.
"No series starts until you lose the first one at home," said Coyotes captain Shane Doan
, whose pair of power-play goals in the third made it a one-goal game for the final 11:23. "You put yourself in a hole. You've got to find a way to dig out of it. We've got to find a way to pick up a win."
It should help to be on home ice at Jobing.com Arena for the next two games. The series will resume on Monday night in the desert, and will be must-see games if the next two are even half as entertaining as the first two.
Still, despite playing strong down the stretch in Game 2, the Coyotes are pressed up against the wall being down a pair. Detroit is 19-4 over their 20-year playoff appearance streak when winning the first two games of a series...
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