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Griffins Flashback: June 4

Take a look back at this date in Griffins history.

June 4, 2013
Oklahoma City scores three times in the last 10:19 of the third period, including the tying and game-winning goals within the final 2:27, to shock the Griffins with a 4-3 victory, tying the Western Conference Finals at three games apiece and forcing Game 7 the following night. (Photos)

June 4, 2008
Nine former Griffins earn the right to have their names engraved on the Stanley Cup thanks to Detroit’s 3-2 win at Pittsburgh in Game 6: Niklas Kronwall, Jiri Hudler, Valtteri Filppula, Darren Helm, Darren McCarty, Brett Lebda, Tomas Kopecky, Derek Meech and Chris Osgood.

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Griffins alumni and hockey operations staff pose with the Stanley Cup and other trophies earned by the Red Wings in 2008.

June 4, 2002
A throng of 2,500 fans turns out at Welsh Auditorium to see the Stanley Cup during a four-hour tour stop hosted by the Griffins and the City of Grand Rapids in conjunction with the National Hockey League.

June 4, 2001
The Griffins and five other IHL teams – Chicago, Houston, Manitoba, Milwaukee and Utah – are accepted into the American Hockey League as expansion franchises for the 2001-02 season.

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