Grand Rapids Outlasts Lake Erie in 2-1 Victory
Rookie winger Tomas Jurco showcased his jaw-dropping puck control and creativity on a night that his team held on to record a 2-1 win in the cozy confines of Van Andel Arena. He recorded a team high five shots on goal and had several incredible scoring chances, embarrassing the Monsters defenders on a regular basis. Captain Jeff Hoggan notched a goal and almost had a second on a failed penalty shot attempt. Louis-Marc Aubry had the game winner midway through the second, and Petr Mrazek made 27 saves for his 20th win of the season.