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Apr 22, 2006
Written By: EdenCreative
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A few notables from Friday's 6-5 triple-overtime victory in Game 1:

Jiri Hudlers laser from the point at 2:21 of triple overtime ended the second-longest game in Griffins history. The only longer contest was the infamous Hugo Boisvert game on May 3, 2001 in Game 1 of the IHL Eastern Conference Finals versus Orlando, which ended at 11:12 of the third overtimeAfter suffering an 18-stitch cut to his nose on his first shift, Hudler returned to tally his team-record fifth career overtime goalThe playoff victory was Grand Rapids first since May 21, 2003, and it came in its first postseason game since April 23, 2004The Griffins last three playoff triumphs have come in triple-overtime (last night), overtime (2-1 over Houston on May 21, 2003) and double-overtime (5-4 at Houston on May 19, 2003)The Griffins launched a franchise playoff-record 63 shots at Marlies netminder Jean-Sebastien AubinAfter totaling 10 goals in the games first 54:09, the teams went scoreless over the next 48:12 before Hudler ended mattersThe game, the 60th in Griffins postseason history, was the first played without defenseman Travis Richards in uniformThe five goals scored by Toronto tied an opponent record for a Griffins home playoff game and were the most theyve ever allowed in a postseason victoryThey tied another team playoff record with 10 power play chancesGrand Rapids now owns a record of 31-29 all time in the postseason.