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Detroit Red Wings Farm Report: Grand Rapids Griffins are Calder Cup Champions
June 19th, 2013 at 5:36 PM
The future looks bright for the Detroit Red Wings. Their AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffin, won the AHL's Calder Cup after defeating the Syracuse Crunch 5-2 last night. Tomas Tatar scored two goals in the game to give him 16 for the AHL playoffs, which earned him the Jack A. Butterfield...

Detroit Red Wings’ AHL Affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins Within One Win of Calder Cup
June 13th, 2013 at 7:14 PM
Jeff Hoggan is not someone fans would think of as a Detroit Red Wings prospect. That's because the 35-year old has been an AHL veteran throughout his career. But what he does do is provide leadership for the Grand Rapids Griffins, and like his counterpart in Detroit Henrik Zetterberg, put the team on...

Detroit Red Wings Farm Report: Grand Rapids Griffins Take 2-0 Lead in Calder Cup Finals
June 10th, 2013 at 10:25 PM
The Grand Rapids Griffins were firing on all cylinders offensively as they defeated the Syracuse Crunch 6-4 in Game 2 of the AHL's Calder Cup Finals. ***VIDEO1*** Six different players tallied a goal, while Petr Mrazek stopped 30 of 34 shots in net. Tomas Tatar broke a franchise record with his 12th goal of the...

Detroit Red Wings Farm Report: Grand Rapids Griffins Take Game 1 of Calder Cup Finals
June 9th, 2013 at 3:08 PM
The Detroit Red Wings AHL affiliate got off to a great start in the Calder Cup Finals. The Grand Rapids Griffins defeated the Syracuse Crunch by a score of 3-1 last night in the best-of-seven series between both teams. It was only the Crunch's second loss in these playoffs. The Griffins would...

Down on the Farm: Grand Rapids Griffins Begin Quest for Calder Cup
April 22nd, 2013 at 1:42 PM
The AHL affiliate for the Detroit Red Wings, the Grand Rapids Griffins, are in the AHL playoffs for the first time since 2009. They also won the AHL's Midwest Division title for the first time since 2006. The Griffins will be the 3-seed in the Western Conference. They will take on the...

Down on the Farm: Five-Goal Second Period Helps Griffins Defeat Barons
January 5th, 2013 at 4:45 PM
A five-goal outburst in the second period, and a solid defensive performance helped the Grand Rapids Griffins overpower the Oklahoma City Barons 5-2 Friday night. The Barons opened the scoring in the first period when Anton Lander fired a shot past Petr Mrazek at 9:09. That shot was only one of...

Down on the Farm: Tatar Helps Griffins Close Out 2012 with Win
January 2nd, 2013 at 6:32 PM
If 2012 was a sign of things to come for the Grand Rapids Griffins, then 2013 should be just as good, if not better. The Griffins closed out 2012 with a 3-1 victory over the Rockford Ice Hogs Monday night. The win also moved the Griffins into first place in the...

Down on the Farm: Marlies’ Rynnas Too Much for Griffins
December 30th, 2012 at 3:12 PM
The Grand Rapids Griffins finally managed to get a goal on Toronto Marlies netminder Jussi Rynnas after he shut them out the last time he faced them. Alas, that goal was the only one the Griffins would get past Rynnas as they would come out on the short end of a 3-1...

Down on the Farm: Griffins Knock Off Marlies in Shootout
December 29th, 2012 at 2:41 PM
The Grand Rapids Griffins withstood a penalty shot goal in the third period and prevailed 3-2 in a shootout over the Toronto Marlies Friday night. The win was the fourth straight for the Griffins, who avenged an embarrassing 5-0 loss to the Marlies on December 16. Toronto got on the board first at 6:54...

Down on the Farm: Lashoff’s Goal Lifts Griffins in OT
December 24th, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Brian Lashoff's shot at 2:49 of overtime proved to be the difference as the Grand Rapids Griffins defeated the Chicago Wolves Saturday. Tomas Tatar skated into the Chicago zone and drew multiple defenders before passing to Adam Almquist at the point. Almquist then dished the puck to Lashoff who fired a shot past Chicago...

Down on the Farm: Mrazek Helps Griffins Cool Off Heat
December 22nd, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Petr Mrazek has been the best among AHL rookie goaltenders. Barry Brust has been the top goalie in the AHL altogether. On a night that featured the best goaltender in the league vs. the top rookie goaltender, it was the rookie who came out on top as Mrazek and the Grand Rapids Griffins...

Down on the Farm: Glendening Sparks Griffins in Win Over Rochester
December 21st, 2012 at 7:54 PM
In his first game as a member of the Grand Rapids Griffins, Luke Glendening didn't disappoint his hometown crowd. In his first shift on the ice, the former University of Michigan star and Grand Rapids native scored his first goal on his first shot. The goal ended a scoreless drought of...

Down on the Farm: Griffins Held to Goose Egg in Toronto
December 17th, 2012 at 7:06 PM
Paging the Grand Rapids Griffins offense. Where did you go? That is probably what many Griffins fans and head coach Jeff Blashill were left wondering after the Griffins were held to donut on the scoreboard for the second consecutive game as they dropped a 5-0 decision to the Toronto Marlies. The last...

Down on the Farm: Griffins Blanked by Peoria
December 15th, 2012 at 1:00 PM
For 51 minutes, the goaltenders for the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Peoria Rivermen kept the game scoreless. Unfortunately for the Griffins, they would come out on the wrong end of a shutout by Peoria's Jake Allen in a 3-0 loss to the Rivermen Friday night. Allen stopped all 33 shots by the Griffins,...

Down on the Farm: Griffins Regain First Place After Defeating Rockford
December 11th, 2012 at 4:21 PM
The Grand Rapids Griffins regained first place in the Midwest Division after defeating the Rockford Ice Hogs 4-2 Sunday. Landon Ferarro opened the scoring for the Griffins at 2:16 of the first with his seventh goal of the season. Rockford's Andrew Shaw answered with a goal at 12:16. Joakim Andersson gave the Griffins...

Down on the Farm: Griffins’ Goaltenders Tighten the Screws
December 8th, 2012 at 3:32 PM
The offense for the Grand Rapids Griffins has been in a bit of a funk as of late, as they have averaged only two goals per game in their last five games. The good news is that the defense and goaltending have stepped up as of late, only allowing three goals...

Down on the Farm: Griffins Mess with Texas, and Win
December 2nd, 2012 at 11:40 PM
The Grand Rapids Griffins avenged a loss 24 hours earlier to the Texas Stars by earning a 3-2 victory over the same team Saturday night. Francis Pare opened the scoring with his ninth goal of the year at 3:27 in the first by taking advantage of Riley Sheahan occupying Texas netminder...

Down on the Farm: Griffins’ Offense Sputters in Loss
December 1st, 2012 at 12:19 PM
The Grand Rapids Griffins are a team with a lot of offensive firepower, but they ran out of ammunition Friday night in a 3-1 loss to the Texas Stars. The Griffins were held to fewer than two goals for the first time all season, and only mustered 23 shots on goal. Landon...

Down on the Farm: Griffins Finish Weekend with a Split
November 25th, 2012 at 9:59 PM
The Grand Rapids Griffins concluded the Thanksgiving weekend with a 4-1 victory over the Peoria Rivermen Saturday, and a 3-2 loss to the Milwaukee Admirals Sunday. Saturday the Griffins scored four unanswered goals after trailing 1-0 early courtesy of a goal by Peoria's Chris Bruton at 5:10 in the first. The Griffins...

Down on the Farm: Tatar Lifts Griffins to Seventh Straight Win
November 24th, 2012 at 8:53 PM
A goal late in the third period by Tomas Tatar proved to be the difference as the Grand Rapids Griffins defeated the Chicago Wolves 4-3 Friday night. The win was the seventh in a row for the Griffins as they moved into sole possession of first place in the Midwest Division....