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Tardif's hat trick propels Grand Rapids to 6-1 AHL win over Abbotsford @NHL

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Jamie Tardif's second career AHL hat trick lifted the Grand Rapids Griffins past the Abbotsford Heat 6-1 on Sunday.

Kris Newbury added a pair of goals while John Vigilante added a single as the Griffins (4-4-0) won its third home game in as many days. Daniel Larsson preserved the victory with a a career-best 41-save performance.

Carsen Germyn spoiled Larsson's shutout bid with 5:32 left in the third period, providing the lone offence for the Heat (4-4-3).

David Shantz and Leland Irving combined to stop 22 shots in the loss.

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