CLEVELAND -- Karin Knapp and Camila Giorgi won the opening singles for Italy to lead the United States 2-0 in their Fed Cup first-round tie on Saturday. USA Soccer Jerseys . Knapp beat Christina McHale 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the first match at Cleveland Public Auditorium, and Giorgi routed Madison Keys 6-2, 6-1 in the second. The United States has never won from 0-2 down since World Group play began in 1995. McHale, ranked No. 62 in the world, appeared to gain control after closing out the second set by winning the last three games. But the 40th-ranked Knapp dominated the third set. "In the third set, I changed a little bit of my game because in the second set, I was playing too much cross-court," Knapp said. McHale had won her last four Fed Cup matches. In the second match, the 84th-ranked Giorgi dominated the 37th-ranked Keys. The winner will face the Spain-Czech Republic winner in the semifinals in April. Joe Corona Jersey . Not Peyton Manning. 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We havent been as successful in the shootout as we want so its nice to get the win coming back, Nyquist said of the win.You know you have a little bit more space out there on four-on-four and the other guys did a good job creating space for me and I had a good screen in front. Its tough to defend when you have a lot of room and you can protect (the puck) on the outside. I just tried to hold on to it as long as possible to get a good shot off and it worked.Detroit (19-8-9) got its other goals from Justin Abdelkader and Henrik Zetterberg, but it was the work of netminder Jimmy Howard and his 31 saves that avoided a Red Wings loss in regulation. He stopped Ottawas Erik Karlsson on a breakaway early in overtime to help keep the game tied.I think we played well for the most part of the game and I think we controlled it and created a lot of chances to win, but they scored one more, Karlsson said.Were playing a lot better hockey and if we keep doing this hopefully it will pay off soon.Mike Hoffman and Clarke MacArthur scored in regulation for the Senators (14-14-7), while Craig Anderson turned aside 24 shots.Some credit also goes to Zetterberg who tied the game at 3:58 of the third period, just three seconds after Ottawa defenceman Mark Borowieki took an interference penalty.Pavel Datsyuk won the faceoff back to Niklas Kronwall at the point who then sent the puck along the blue-line to Zetterberg who fired a shot past Anderson.The Senators controlled play early on as they were in Detroits end for most of the opening two minutes, but a penalty in the offensive zone cost them its momentum.The Red Wings were unable to capitalize on their early play and the games first goal didnt come until Hoffman chipped a rebound over top of Howard and in att 13:41 after Detroits goalie made the original point shot from Mark Borowiecki. Andrija Novakovich Jersey. We hadnt had a good second and (Howard) had given us a chance going into the third so I said to the guys lets just execute and thats what we did, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said.We normally skate and we didnt skate at all for two periods. We relied a lot on our goaltending and I thought our specialty teams were good in the fact that we didnt clear the puck very good on the penalty kill but we were in good spots and in the end it was a big win for our team.It looked as though the Senators were going to take a well-deserved 1-0 lead into the first intermission after controlling the play much of the first, but Detroit tied the game with just 14 seconds left in the period.Zetterberg took a shot that went wide but the puck hit the end boards on a perfect angle as it went right onto the stick of Abdelkader who was parked on the other side of the net and quickly put a backhander past Anderson.It always stinks to lose and thats just the nature of the game. Someone has to win and someone has to lose, but it wasnt due to lack of effort, Anderson said.I think our effort was there and our process was there and doing things we need to do to win was there. The last several games weve been there at the end of the night with an opportunity to win the game.Ottawa continued to control the game in the second period as they outshot the Red Wings 25-13 through two periods, but more importantly took a 2-1 lead into the third period.While all involved were happy with the marker, no one was more so than MacArthur, who hadnt scored in his previous nine games and had just two goals in his past 21 games.Kyle Turris carried the puck into the offensive zone and from along the boards made a great pass to the middle of the ice to MacArthur who buried a one-timer past Howard at 13:16.Notes — Chris Phillips was the lone scratch for Ottawa while Daniel Cleary, Joakim Andersson and Brian Lashoff were scratches for Detroit…Saturdays game was the 32nd all-meeting between the Red Wings and Senators…Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with seven goals at home…Detroit leads the NHL with 33 power-play goals. 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