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Late mistake by Ryan Getzlaf costs Ducks in 2-1 loss to Red Wings

Late mistake by Ryan Getzlaf costs Ducks in 2-1 loss to Red Wings

Maybe in the second half of the season the Ducks will get better puck luck. Perhaps the offense will pick itself up from the bottom of the NHL.

But as the first half officially ended for them Sunday, it was a microcosm of how the last three months have gone.

The Ducks hit two posts, a crossbar and gave up an own goal before a miscue by Ryan Getzlaf resulted in a 2-1 loss to Detroit on Sunday at Honda Center. It negated a largely solid game by Anaheim, which hit game No. 41 still ranked last in the NHL at 1.85 goals a game.

"We haven't been finishing, and that's been the thing all season long," Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said.

Low-scoring wins have been...

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