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“We weren’t ready to play at the start of the game, and the start of the periods,” Getzlaf said. “They scored three goals in the first minute of each period. We’ve got to be ready to hit the ice and be flying for the next game.”

And if the Red Wings get ahead again, they plan to keep the pressure on Anaheim after giving up three goals in a 10-minute span of the third period.

“You can’t stop playing,” Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall said. “We got up 4-1 there in the start of the third, then we just kind of relaxed, sat back and let them come wave after wave.”

What if the Red Wings ended up losing in OT and falling behind 0-2 in the Western Conference best-of-seven, first-round series?

“I’d rather not think about that right now,” Kronwall said. “We found a way to win, now it’s 1-1. We haven’t really won anything yet. We have to stay grounded and make sure we focus on the task at hand.”

The Ducks, meanwhile, were lamenting the loss that looked like it could’ve been quite a comeback win.

“We lost an opportunity to put a stranglehold on the series,” said Bobby Ryan, who scored the tying goal with 2:22 left in regulation for the Ducks. “And, we let it get away.”

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