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Apr 30, 2006
Written By: EdenCreative
Detroit and Toledo in Must-Win Situations

Fresh off their 4-1 series win over the Toronto Marlies in the AHL North Division Semifinals, two members of the Griffins will try to help a pair of Grand Rapids affiliates stay alive in their playoff series.

AHL MVP Donald MacLean, who paces the Griffins with four goals during the Calder Cup Playoffs, was recalled by the Detroit Red Wings today. He will be available to play on Monday when the Wings visit Edmonton for Game 6 of their first-round series, which Detroit currently trails three games to two. MacLean played three games for the parent club during the final week of the NHLs regular season, contributing a goal and an assist.

Meanwhile, goaltender Drew MacIntyre has already been a key to the playoff success of both the Griffins and the ECHLs Toledo Storm. Called into action with Grand Rapids last week following Jimmy Howards summons to Detroit, MacIntyre led the Griffins to road wins in Game 4 on Thursday and the series-clinching Game 5 on Friday. He stopped 74-of-77 shots against the Marlies, posting a 2-0 mark with a goals against average (1.28) and save percentage (0.961) that each rank second among AHL netminders.

Prior to joining the Griffins on April 20, MacIntyre powered Toledo to a 3-0 first-round sweep of Johnstown. He rejoined the Storm yesterday to play his third game in as many nights, making 27 saves to guide Toledo to a 3-1 win at Wheeling that tied the best-of-five series at two games apiece. MacIntyre is expected to be between the pipes once again on Tuesday, when the Storm host the decisive Game 5. In four playoff games with Toledo, he shows a 4-0 record, a league-best 1.75 GAA and a 0.929 save percentage.

In addition, right wing Ryan Keller will be assigned to the Muskegon Fury tomorrow. He will try to help the Fury close-out their first-round UHL series against Adirondack on Monday when Muskegon hosts Game 6. The Fury lead that series, three games to two.