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Griffins Flashback: June 3

Take a look back at this date in Griffins history.

June 3, 2017
In the third-longest contest in Van Andel Arena history, Ben Street puts the Griffins’ 51st shot past Mike McKenna 7:02 into double overtime to give the home squad an unforgettable 6-5 victory over Syracuse and a 2-0 lead in the Calder Cup Finals. Sixteen of the Crunch’s 55 shots come during the first overtime, when Jared Coreau ties a franchise playoff record for saves in a period to enable Grand Rapids to withstand Syracuse’s constant, swarming effort. A sellout crowd of 10,834 sees the Griffins tie, set or extend playoff records with five straight wins (tied), nine straight home wins, three power play goals (tied) and a 13-game streak of scoring a power play goal. Grand Rapids improves to 5-0 all time in games decided in double overtime, in the first multiple-OT game in the finals since 2005 and the highest-scoring finals game since 2004. (Photos)

June 3, 2000
Kevin Miller’s two goals and Jani Hurme’s perfect 23-save performance in relief enable Grand Rapids to overcome deficits of 3-1 and 4-3 and eventually stay alive with a 6-4 victory in Game 5, before an IHL Turner Cup Finals-record crowd of 18,412 in Chicago.

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