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Griffins Flashback: May 24

Take a look back at this date in Griffins history.

May 24, 2017
Mitch Callahan bangs home a loose puck with 3:40 remaining to give the Griffins their first lead of the night before Tomas Nosek scores into an empty cage in the final minute to seal a 4-2 victory over the Barracuda in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. San Jose builds an early 2-1 lead that holds for more than 30 minutes until Matt Lorito’s equalizer on the power play 6:40 into the third period, the start of three unanswered goals by the Griffins that enable them to seize a 2-1 series lead. Grand Rapids ties a franchise playoff record with its fifth straight win on home ice. (Photos)

May 24, 2015
Dylan Larkin makes his pro debut for Grand Rapids, but Utica rides two early goals to a 2-1 win over the Griffins at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, taking a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals. (Photos)

May 24, 2013
On the strength of Petr Mrazek’s 27 saves, the Griffins claim Game 1 of a conference finals for the first time ever, earning a 2-1 win over Oklahoma City. Landon Ferraro’s goal 2:35 into the second period holds up as the game-winner, as the Griffins also win a conference finals game on home ice for the first time in 10 years and three days, dating to a Game 6 victory over Houston on May 21, 2003. (Photos)

May 24, 2006
The Griffins’ record-setting 63-win season comes to an end with a 5-4 loss at Milwaukee, as Grand Rapids falls 4-0 in the Western Conference Finals. Trailing 4-1 in the middle period, the Griffins get goals from Darryl Bootland and Valtteri Filppula (two) to tie the game before the second intermission, but the Admirals notch their AHL-record seventh shorthanded goal of the postseason just 21 seconds into the final period to claim the win. Each of the last three games in the series is decided by a single goal.

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