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Wings face same hole, different challenge

The Wings were able to recover from trailing 2-0 last year. But these Ducks aren't those Canucks.

Updated: April 14, 2003, 4:56 PM ET
By EJ Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

Like longtime hockey fan Yogi Berra would say: It's déjà vu all over again.

The Detroit Red Wings find themselves preparing for Game 3 in Anaheim, staring up from the bottom of a 2-0 hole after dropping the first two games of the Western Conference quarterfinals to the Mighty Ducks. They were in the same predicament last year, when the Canucks won the first two games of their series at Hockeytown. In both instances, the hardcore fans at Joe Louis Arena booed their team off the ice.

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