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Griffins’ Shot at Glory Moves to Syracuse

Posted at 10:38 PM, Jun 15, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — After two failed attempts to clinch the Calder Cup on their home turf, the Grand Rapids Griffins hit the road in a much different-looking series.

A night after losing 3-2 to the Syracuse Crunch, the Griffins lost 5-2 in Game 5 of the series, closing their series lead to 3-2 and sending the fight for the Cup back to Syracuse.

Ondrej Palat and Brett Connolly both found the net in the first period for the Crunch to jump out to a 2-0 lead.

Tristan Grant cut the lead in half just before the end of the first period.

Tomas Tatar tied the game at 2 with a second period goal, but Syracuse closed the game with three straight goals.

Game 6 is Tuesday at 7:10 p.m.