The Grand Rapids Griffins are halfway towards winning the Calder Cup. They'll have a chance win the American Hockey League crown on home ice.
Landon Ferraro had a goal and two assists and was one of six players to score Sunday as the Detroit Red Wings' top minor-league affiliate earned a 6-4 victory against the Syracuse Crunch in Game 2 of the Calder Cup Final at War Memorial at Oncenter in Syracuse, N.Y.
The series now shifts to Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich., for the next three games. Game 3 is slated for Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET.
Andrej Sustr, Richard Panik, Brett Connolly and J.T. Brown scored for Syracuse, the AHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Connolly and Brown scored 1:11 apart late in the second period to erase a 4-2 deficit, but Pare put Grand Rapids back in front 26 seconds later via the power play to restore a lead the Griffins would not relinquish.
Cedrick Desjardins stopped 23 of 29 shots in the loss for Syracuse.
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