AHL Calder Cup Finals Game Night: 6-14-13 Crunch at Griffins

Syracuse shows some pride.

SYR-3
GR-2

Grand Rapids Leads the Series 3-1

Cedrick Desjardins allowed 2 goals on 28 shots for the victory.

First Period
GR Andersson, (2) (Evans, Billins), 3:37
SYR Connolly, (5) , 5:04
GR Mursak, (11) (Hoggan, Glendening), 11:04

Second Period
SYR Palat, (6) (Panik), 14:01
SYR Panik, (7) (Barberio, Cote), 16:52

Third Period
NO SCORING

Richard Panik and Ondrej Palat were the game's first and second stars. Palat leads all AHL'ers in playoff scoring.

Certainly Syracuse is still in horrible shape in the series down 3-1 and the odds are still long as long can be, but by winning tonight Syracuse places some pressure on Grand Rapids to finish up this series at home in Game Five before the scene shifts back to Syracuse. Because of that, you can expect the Griffins' best shot tomorrow, but if Syracuse can withstand that and pull out a win they'll actually hold home ice advantage with a chance to make a minor miracle happen. I'd say they owe it to themselves and to their fans back in upstate New York to make that happen.

C'mon boys. Give yourselves an opportunity to do something legendary.

Box score from TheAHL.com.