Crunch Capitalize on GR Mistakes To Force Game Six
The Griffins threw everything they had at Syracuse netminder Cedric Desjardins but the veteran netminder made 40 stops to hand the Griffins a 5-2 loss on home ice. The Crunch did have some help as a series of costly mistakes helped stake them to an early 2-0 lead. Triston Grant tallied his 2nd, and Tomas Tatar added his league leading 14th to even things up early in the second. Syracuse scored three unanswered goals including an empty netter to put Grand Rapids away. Petr Mrazek made 17 saves in the loss.