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Grand Rapids takes 2-0 lead at Calder Cup Final

Sunday, 06.09.2013 / 10:08 PM / AHL Update

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Grand Rapids takes 2-0 lead at Calder Cup Final
The Grand Rapids Griffins, the Detroit Red Wings' AHL affiliate, beat the Syracuse Crunch, the Tampa Bay Lightning's AHL affiliate, in Game 2 of the Calder Cup Final to take a 2-0 series lead.

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.

Tomas Tatar, Tristan Grant, Tomas Jurco, Francis Pare and Jan Mursak also scored for the Griffins. Petr Mrazek stopped 30 of 34 shots.

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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