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Griffins in good position, expecting Barracuda's best game

Grand Rapids holds 3-1 series lead and has won six straight at Van Andel Arena

by Dana Wakiji and Art Regner @Dwakiji and @ArthurJRegner / DetroitRedWings.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - The Grand Rapids Griffins have put themselves in an excellent position but they understand that doesn't guarantee anything.

With their 6-2 victory over the San Jose Barracuda Friday night at Van Andel Arena, the Griffins have a 3-1 series lead and can eliminate the Barracuda with a home win Saturday.

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Trending: Grand Rapids Griffins one game away from Calder Cup Finals

Four-goal second period outburst paces team to dominating victory

by Arthur J. Regner @ArthurJRegner / DetroitRedWings.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Despite surrendering the first goal of the game via a penalty shot, the Grand Rapids Griffins showed terrific resiliency with a dominant second period, overwhelming the San Jose Barracuda 6-2 Friday night at Van Andel Arena.

The Griffins scored four second-period goals to erase a one-goal deficit and cruise to the four-goal victory, taking a commanding 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven series.

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Red Wings and Pistons full season ticket plans are available now

Fans can still catch all the action on the ice or court in the state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena while enjoying exclusive benefits of being full season ticket holders

by Alex DiFilippo / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons today announced that full season tickets are available for the Inaugural Season at Little Caesars Arena. Fans can secure great seats to be a part of all the action in the state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena and cheer on the Red Wings as they begin their journey toward a 12th Stanley Cup® Championship or the Pistons as they chase their fourth Larry O'Brien Trophy as NBA Champions - all while enjoying the exclusive benefits of being a full season ticket holder.

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Chevrolet becomes official vehicle of Little Caesars Arena

Continues as the official vehicle of the Detroit Red Wings

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DETROIT - Chevrolet and Olympia Entertainment today announced an expansion of their partnership making Chevrolet the official vehicle of the all-new Little Caesars Arena. Chevrolet has been the official vehicle of the Detroit Red Wings since 2015.

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Trending: Griffins overcome slow start to beat Barracuda

Matt Lorito gets game-tying goal and Mitch Callahan scores game-winner in the third

by Dana Wakiji and Art Regner @Dwakiji and @ArthurJRegner / DetroitRedWings.com

GRAND RAPIDS - The Grand Rapids Griffins had everything set up in their favor as they returned home for Games 3-5 of the Western Conference Finals against the San Jose Barracuda.

They split the first two games in California, taking away home ice advantage and offering an opportunity to win the series at Van Andel Arena.

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Red Wings sign free agent Defenseman Libor Sulak

Czech blueliner has spent the past two seasons in Austrian League

by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today signed defenseman Libor Sulak to a two-year entry-level contract.

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Delaware North Sportservice named as food, beverage and retail partner

Industry leader will deliver innovative fare and traditional favorites within the state-of-the-art entertainment district

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BUFFALO, N.Y. and DETROIT (May 24, 2017) - Delaware North Sportservice - a division of global hospitality and foodservice provider Delaware North - has been awarded the contract to serve as the food, beverage and retail partner at Little Caesars Arena. The soon-to-be-opened arena in downtown Detroit will be the home of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings and National Basketball Association's Detroit Pistons and is the centerpiece of The District Detroit entertainment district currently under development.

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By the Numbers: Jonathan Ericsson

Veteran defenseman's season cut short due to a broken wrist

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2016-17 season. Each week during the off-season, By The Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week we focus on defenseman Jonathan Ericsson.

Jonathan Ericsson would probably like to forget the 2016-17 season, both team-wise and personally.

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This Date in NHL History

May 22: Nicklas Lidstrom appears in record 228th straight playoff game

Plus: NHL expands to 12 teams; Kings end 19-year Cup Final drought

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

Memories: Lidstrom's 228th

Memories: Lidstrom plays 228th straight playoff game

On May 22, 2009, Red Wings Defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom played in his 228th consecutive playoff game against the Chicago Blackhawks

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: May 22

2009: Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom sets an NHL record by playing in his 228th consecutive Stanley Cup Playoff game, a 4-3 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final at United Center. 

Lidstrom's second-period goal starts Detroit's comeback from down three goals. Lidstrom breaks the record set by Larry Robinson from 1973-92. He finishes his NHL career with 263 postseason games played, second all-time to former teammate Chris Chelios (266), and plays on four Stanley Cup-winning teams before retiring in 2012.

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Grand Rapids Griffins traveling far for AHL's Western Conference Finals

Jared Coreau, Joe Hicketts, Tyler Bertuzzi expect tough challenge from San Jose Barracuda

by Dana Wakiji and Art Regner @Dwakiji and @ArthurJRegner / DetroitRedWings.com

The Grand Rapids Griffins are traveling far to try to win a Calder Cup.

The team flew to San Jose Thursday so they could have a couple of days to acclimate to the time change before beginning the AHL's Western Conference Finals Saturday against the San Jose Barracuda.

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