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Red Wings need home ice help, down 0-2 to Sharks

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DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings have fallen behind 0-2 against the San Jose Sharks after a pair of one-goal losses on the road.

Detroit needs home ice to become an advantage when the Western Conference semifinal shifts to Joe Louis Arena for Game 3 on Wednesday night.

If it's not, the Sharks might quickly eliminate the storied franchise from the Stanley Cup playoffs for the second straight year. San Jose needed just five games in last year's second round to end Detroit's season.

The Red Wings flew home Sunday night after losing 2-1 for the second straight game. They took Monday off as the Sharks traveled to the Motor City.

Both teams planned to practice Tuesday.

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