Quick Hits: Griffins Eliminated From AHL Playoffs

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Griffins are knocked out of the playoffs by the Texas Stars, who take the series in six games. Final score of 7-1. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TEXvsGR&amp;src=hash">#TEXvsGR</a></p>&mdash; Griffins Game Day (@GriffinsGameDay) <a href="https://twitter.com/GriffinsGameDay/statuses/468217221982875648">May 19, 2014</a></blockquote>

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