Grand Rapids Griffins 17-18

Discussion in 'Detroit Red Wings' started by WesNichols14, Oct 6, 2017.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
View Users: View Users
  1. GrGriffins

    GrGriffins Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    McCollum in net tonight for Griffins. Libor Suluk will be playing his first NA pro game tonight for the Griffins in San Antonio. Saarijarvi and Nastasuik will also be in tonight's lineup as Nelson is resting Tangradi, Lashoff, and Renouf.
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2018
  2. Perfect Human

    Perfect Human Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2014
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    31
    I may be a tad late to the party, but how is Saarijarvi?

    Do you suspect he could make a push next season for top pair minutes or at least a spit in the chel?
     
  3. GrGriffins

    GrGriffins Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    He is defensive sound and has been snake bitten on the offensive end here in GR this season. He has not scored a goal, but had 2 goals taken away by the refs and 2-3 others by Matt Ford tipping pucks in the net on the PP.

    Skates well just basically caught in the numbers games of too many d-men here in GR. He is currently the odd man out here in GR for this season. He can play in the ECHL playoffs if Grand Rapids exits out early and Toledo is still playing.

    The logjam of D-man here in GR and in Detroit depends on where everyone shakes up for next season. Renouf is the only d-man in GR that has his contract up after this season, while the others still have next season. I figure he will be in Grand Rapids next season the whole time instead of splitting time between GR and Toledo.
     
    Perfect Human likes this.
  4. GrGriffins

    GrGriffins Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Grand Rapids Griffins 6 at San Antonio Rampage 2 - Status: Final
    Thursday, April 12, 2018 - AT&T Center

    Grand Rapids 2 2 2 - 6
    San Antonio 0 1 1 - 2

    1st Period-1, Grand Rapids, Shine 6 (Nastasiuk, Hicketts), 2:48. 2, Grand Rapids, McIlrath 6 (Campbell, Street), 12:06.

    Penalties-Greer Sa (high-sticking), 13:20; Blais Sa (slashing), 19:03.

    2nd Period-3, San Antonio, Agozzino 23 (Blais, Geertsen), 8:23. 4, Grand Rapids, Shine 7 (Elkins, Sulak), 9:23. 5, Grand Rapids, Street 20 (McIlrath, Puempel), 13:16.

    Penalties-Russo Gr (hooking), 14:58; Puempel Gr (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:42.

    3rd Period-6, Grand Rapids, McIlrath 7 (Campbell, Yates), 4:03. 7, Grand Rapids, Hronek 10 (Elson, Russo), 14:03. 8, San Antonio, Poganski 1 (Dickinson, Kostin), 14:47.

    Penalties-Saarijarvi Gr (hooking), 6:25; Blais Sa (tripping), 10:42.

    Shots on Goal-Grand Rapids 12-6-6-24. San Antonio 15-11-12-38.

    Power Play Opportunities-Grand Rapids 0 / 3; San Antonio 0 / 3.

    Goalies-Grand Rapids, McCollum 20-14-3 (38 shots-36 saves). San Antonio, Husso 15-14-5 (24 shots-18 saves).

    A-5,121

    Referees-Evgenii Romasko (39), Stephen Thomson (15).
    Linesmen-Libor Suchanek (60), Lucas Bisbee (86).
     
  5. GrGriffins

    GrGriffins Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Great night for Griffins as they beat the San Antonio Rampage in their last road game of the regular season with a 6-2 win. Libor Sulak (+3) and Trevor Yates (+2) each pick up their first pro point (both assists). Dominic Shine (+1) scored 2 goals (including the game winner) and was #2 star of the game, Filip Hronek scored his 10th goal of the season and +2. Dylan McIlrath was the #1 star of the game with 2 goals, assist, and +3.
     
    Perfect Human and Lampedampe like this.
  6. TheMule93

    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

    Joined:
    May 26, 2015
    Messages:
    8,739
    Likes Received:
    1,883
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Location:
    Ontario
    how did Sulak play? Looks good on the stat sheet at least
     
  7. Red Winger 87

    Red Winger 87 Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Messages:
    3,882
    Likes Received:
    55
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Love seeing Hronek getting points, he's really settling in.
     
  8. lilidk

    lilidk Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,400
    Likes Received:
    79
    Trophy Points:
    101
    him and Dylan McIlrath. I wonder about Dylan . Can he replace Ericson ?
     
  9. The Zetterberg Era

    The Zetterberg Era RIP Fugu

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    31,438
    Likes Received:
    1,278
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Location:
    Ft. Myers, FL
    He just doesn't skate well enough. I like him, he is a heavy body and he is a really good AHL player. But it is his skating that has kept him out of the NHL.
     
  10. The Zetterberg Era

    The Zetterberg Era RIP Fugu

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    31,438
    Likes Received:
    1,278
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Location:
    Ft. Myers, FL
    First NA pro point is probably how that should be phased. Sulak has been a professional hockey player for a long time now.
     
  11. GrGriffins

    GrGriffins Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    NA (North American) pro game.
     
  12. GrGriffins

    GrGriffins Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    With the Chicago Wolves victory in Rockford 6-4 and the Manitoba Moose lost in Cleveland 3-1 tonight, the Chicago Wolves clinched the Central Division and will play the Rockford IceHogs in the first round of the playoffs.

    Griffins will play the Manitoba Moose in the first round. If the Griffins win their last game tomorrow night at home vs the Cleveland Monsters (playing their 3rd straight game), the Griffins will have home ice in the first round and will finish in 2nd place in the Central Division. If the Griffins lose tomorrow night and the Moose win their game on Sunday in Chicago, then the Moose will have home ice advantage.
     
  13. Fil Larkmanthanasiou

    Fil Larkmanthanasiou Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2018
    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    52
    Trophy Points:
    23
    Gender:
    Male
    I don't understand how Chicago clinched it when the Griffs and Moose are only 2 points behind them and have less loser points.
     
  14. The Zetterberg Era

    The Zetterberg Era RIP Fugu

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    31,438
    Likes Received:
    1,278
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Location:
    Ft. Myers, FL
    The AHL runs their finishes on Points Percentage earned. They don't play an exact same game amount because of the Western Conferences Pacific division. No matter what happens the Wolves have locked in a higher percentage at this point is what that means. They have the ROW tie-breaker if we were to catch them in that category, but the first tie breaker is to look at the percentage column. My guess is they get a point anyway so it is moot.

    Manitoba must be very nervous. The Griffins have owned them this year.
     
  15. GrGriffins

    GrGriffins Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    But with Lorito and Turgeon both out for the entire playoffs and Bertuzzi not coming down from Detroit, the Griffins are considerably weaker now than when we played them during the regular season. Power play without Lorito is not doing well, and it will be interesting to see how our PK will take a hit with Turgeon out. Might be a much tighter series than you think.
     
  16. GrGriffins

    GrGriffins Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Chicago has 93 points with 2 games left. Griffins has 91 with tonight's game left. Manitoba has 90 with tomorrow night's game in Chicago. If Griffins win tonight, we would have 93 points. Even if Chicago loses both games in regulation and the two teams end up tied in points, Chicago has a better ROW and much better head to head record vs the Griffins, so they would still end up on top. I know the AHL goes by points percentage, but that mainly applies to the Pacific Division for the most part since the rest of the divisions play the same number of games.
     
  17. GrGriffins

    GrGriffins Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
  18. The Zetterberg Era

    The Zetterberg Era RIP Fugu

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    31,438
    Likes Received:
    1,278
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Location:
    Ft. Myers, FL
    I agree, but you have to think they were hoping for any other team.

    The Griffins aren't quite as powerful as they can be, but they have had a ton of success against that team. A couple breaks and Manitoba will have to be saying here we go again psychologically.
     
  19. GrGriffins

    GrGriffins Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Compared to Chicago and Rockford, I would rather play Manitoba as well. Chicago had our number all season and with Rockford, the IceHogs dominated us at the beginning of the season, only for us to catch them in the 2nd half of the season. But this is playoff time and anything can happen.
     
  20. Fil Larkmanthanasiou

    Fil Larkmanthanasiou Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2018
    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    52
    Trophy Points:
    23
    Gender:
    Male
    Doesn't more OT and SO losses mean a lesser ROW?
     
  21. GrGriffins

    GrGriffins Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    ROW means Regulation/OT Wins. Your ROW consists of wins in regulation and OT games. SO wins do not go into this column. If a teams wins a lot of games in SO, your ROW is low. The more wins in regulation and in OT a team gets, the better your ROW and that is usually the first tie-breaker in most leagues if two teams are tied in points (or points percentage if you are in the AHL).
     
  22. GrGriffins

    GrGriffins Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Coreau starting in goal for the Griffins in the last regular season game tonight here in GR vs the Cleveland Monsters. Nelson will be resting more players night as Hicketts, Russo, and Ford will not play night. Marcus Crawford might get his pro debut tonight for the Griffins.
     
  23. Fil Larkmanthanasiou

    Fil Larkmanthanasiou Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2018
    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    52
    Trophy Points:
    23
    Gender:
    Male
    Chicago, GR and Manitoba all have 41 wins but Chicago were awarded more points for losses than the other 2.
     
  24. GrGriffins

    GrGriffins Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Griffins won 6-4 tonight to clinch 2nd place and will play the Moose in the first round. Here are the dates of the best of 5 series:

    Game 1Sat., April 21GRIFFINS at Manitoba Moose3 p.m.
    Game 2Sun., April 22GRIFFINS at Manitoba Moose3 p.m.
    Game 3Wed., April 25Manitoba Moose at GRIFFINS7 p.m.
    *Game 4Thu., April 26Manitoba Moose at GRIFFINS7 p.m.
    *Game 5Mon., April 30Manitoba Moose at GRIFFINS7 p.m.
     
  25. GrGriffins

    GrGriffins Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    102
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Campbell's hat trick and Hronek 4 point night (G, 3 A) +3 lead the Griffins to 6-4 win over Cleveland. Game sheet posted shortly.
     
    TheMule93 likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"