Griffins Go Fishing for Barracuda in Conference Finals

May 14, 2017 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Grand Rapids Griffins

News Release

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Having finished off a 4-1 series victory over the Chicago Wolves with tonight's 5-2 win in Game 5 of the Central Division Finals, the Grand Rapids Griffins will continue their quest for a second Calder Cup championship by facing the San Jose Barracuda in the best-of-seven Western Conference Finals.

The Griffins, who've defeated the Central Division's regular season champion in consecutive postseasons (including Milwaukee in 2016), now turn their sights on the Barracuda, whose 0.699 points percentage during the 2016-17 campaign led both the Pacific Division and the Western Conference and fell just 0.005 shy of league-leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. San Jose completed its own 4-1 series win tonight with a 2-0 triumph at San Diego in Game 5 of the Pacific Division Finals.

San Jose will host Games 1 and 2 of the conference finals at the SAP Center next Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 before the series switches to Van Andel Arena for Game 3 on Wednesday, May 24, Game 4 on Friday, May 26 and, if necessary, Game 5 on Saturday, May 27. The complete schedule is as follows:

2017 Calder Cup Playoffs - Western Conference Finals - Best of Seven Game 1

Sat., May 20

GRIFFINS at San Jose Barracuda

9 p.m.

Game 2

Sun., May 21

GRIFFINS at San Jose Barracuda

8 p.m.

Game 3

Wed., May 24

San Jose Barracuda at GRIFFINS

7 p.m.

Game 4

Fri., May 26

San Jose Barracuda at GRIFFINS

7 p.m.

*Game 5

Sat., May 27

San Jose Barracuda at GRIFFINS

7 p.m.

*Game 6

Tue., May 30

GRIFFINS at San Jose Barracuda

10 p.m.

*Game 7

Wed., May 31

GRIFFINS at San Jose Barracuda

10 p.m.

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