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A bad first half meant the Buffalo Blizzard will have to wait at least another day for its first victory of the season.

The Blizzard fell behind the Detroit Rockers, 11-2, after two periods, and went on to drop a 13-8 decision. Buffalo lost its opener last weekend in Wichita.

Doug Miller had a pair of two-point goals to lead the Blizzard attack. Randy Pikuzinski added a two-pointer and an assist for three points. Detroit was paced by Dennis Brose, who had a two-pointer and three one-pointers.

"We're obviously disappointed in the loss, but not discouraged," Blizzard coach Gary Hindley said. "We've made a great improvement from game one to game two, and we've also created enough opportunities to win. Our determination to get back into the game after halftime shows our team character."

The Blizzard immediately got on a bus for Toronto after the game. Buffalo will face the Shooting Stars this afternoon.

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