Hockeytown Stunned AgainArchived from 2002-03 season.
Steve Thomas scored the winning goal with 4:14 remaining as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim came from behind to grab a stunning two games to none lead in their Western Conference quarterfinal series with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.
"Even though we're up two games, I have so much respect for that team," said Thomas. "It's important to keep composure and to stay on an even keel right now."
Stanislav Chistov and Jason Krog also scored for Anaheim while Jason Woolley and Luc Robitaille tallied for Detroit as the series moves to Anaheim for Games 3 and 4.
Detroit also opened last year's first round with two home losses before winning four straight games over Vancouver to begin its march to another Stanley Cup.
"Just because we did it last year doesn't mean we're going to do it this year," Detroit's Brendan Shanahan said. "But we've got that experience to draw on."
Caps Up 2-0 On Lightning
"It's not over until you lose four games. We have two to go to win the series," Jagr said. "I've been on their side before and down two. It's definitely not over."
Peter Bondra had two goals and Michael Nylander and Mike Grier each scored for Washington, which hosts Game Three on Tuesday.
"I know they have a stranglehold," Lightning coach John Tortorella said. "We need everything going to crawl back into this."
Avalanche Even Series
The series shifts to Minnesota for Games 3 and 4 on Monday and Wednesday.
"We got a split and that's what you try to do on the road in the playoffs," Wild goalie Dwayne Roloson said. "Now we are going back to our building, and hopefully we can do well there.
Lalime Shuts Out Isles
"We got off to the start we wanted, with Hossa leading the way," Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson said of Game 2. "It was good for us to play solid for 60 minutes and it was nice to see us come out and rebound after the first game. It was just a great effort."
The series shifts to New York for Game Three on Monday.
Canucks Back On Track
The Blues appeared to have lost more than just a game as their captain Al MacInnis left the ice with an upper body injury in the opening minutes.
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