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#1 Aussie_Wing

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 09:00 AM

Grand Rapids Griffins (1-2-0-0) @ San Antonio Rampage (4-1-1-0)
17th- 7:30 pm CDT * 18th- 3:00pm CDT




MISSION: Find back of net



The Grand Rapids Griffins have gone 5 periods without scoring and will need every bit of offence they can muster as they take on the surging San Antonio Rampage. The Rampage have one of the best records early in the season and they will be confident on beating a struggling Griffins side. Key additions Williams and Newburry are both off to underwhelming starts as they have combined for a single point. Highly touted prospects Cory Emmerton and Jan Mursak have contributed even less.

Thankfully for the Griffins, this back-to-back away series against San Antonio will see out their 5 game road trip to start the season. They will then seek comfort in the confines of the Van Andel Arena for a whopping 6 straight games. Defenceman Jakub Kindl was scratched in the previous game, assuming he was injured. Not sure what his status is for these two games but hopefully he will be back in the line-up tonight. Goaltending has been the Griffins strong point in the first three games, with McCollum posting the impressive numbers of 1.01 GAA and 0.964 SV%. Tomas Tatar is apparently having Visa issues so his status is unknown.

Projected lines:

Ritola - Newbury - Williams
Lemieux - McGrath - Pare
Axelsson - Emmerton - Tardif
Crosty - Vigilante - Mursak

(Tatar*/Walsh)

Kindl - Janik
Kolosov - Delmore
Pyett - Ehrhardt

(Piche)

McCollum
Larsson

Individual Leaders:

Goals: Axelsson, Delmore, McGrath, Janik, Williams (1)
Assists: Axelsson, Pare, Tardif, Ritola (1)
Points: Axelsson (2), 7 tied (1)
PIM: Newbury (20), Crosty (7)
Plus/Minus: Axelsson, Ehrhardt (+1)

Notes:

* McCollum has been strong in his opening two games and Fraser might roll with the hot goalie again.
* The Griffins are 93.8% on the PK having killed 15 of 16 PP's.

TV/Radio:

Internet stream: Pay-per-view: AHL Live
Grand Rapids Radio Broadcast: Wood Radio
AHL Scores page: Scores

Edited by Aussie_Wing, 17 October 2009 - 09:00 AM.

Ken Holland: Hes (Mursak) a young guy, provides energy, can skate, hes a puck hound.


#2 Aussie_Wing

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 07:36 PM

Good going by the Griffins early, outshooting San Antonio 8-4.

Pity that we're already down 3-0!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 17 October 2009 - 07:52 PM

Oh. My. Gosh.

After 1 period, Griffins down SIX-ONE. crazy.gif

Six.

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 08:28 PM

The comeback?

K. Newbury (1) F. Lemieux, D. Janik
M. Walsh (1) D. Janik, J. Vigilante
J. Tardif (1) M. Ritola

Still down 2, what a horrible 1st.

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#5 uk_redwing

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 08:30 PM

Tardif is the man.

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 09:16 PM

Streaming at Red Wings Live on Ustream

Edited by drumnj, 17 October 2009 - 09:17 PM.

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#7 Aussie_Wing

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 09:35 PM

^ Awesome!

Disappointing loss today, can't believe we could outshoot them by such a number and still lose by 3 giving up 7 goals.

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 09:39 PM

QUOTE (Aussie_Wing @ October 18, 2009 - 03:35AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
^ Awesome!

Disappointing loss today, can't believe we could outshoot them by such a number and still lose by 3 giving up 7 goals.


Its because their enforcer was a healthy scratch laugh.gif

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#9 Andy Pred 48

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 11:17 PM

Larsson's stats for the game must be wicked, 6 shots 5 goals, pulled!!
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Posted 17 October 2009 - 11:46 PM

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#11 Andy Pred 48

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 04:52 PM

This is da ja vue, a solid first period followed by a missing D in the second as the Rampage blow in 5 goals. Griffs blow a 5 on 3 full 2mins, although a equalizing goal was waived off.
Bright spot for Griffs and ultimately the Wings, Tatar is making his debut and is looking a class player. Very nice touches, was robbed by Montoya but has assisted on Delmores goal.
I can see this kid being a Wing before he is 20.
"What are you guys doing?" Reggie Dunlop
"Putting on the foil coach" Jeff Hanson
"Yeah, every game, you want some coach?" Steve Hanson
"Er, no. No thanks guys." Reggie Dunlop
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#12 Aussie_Wing

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 09:20 PM

The game was on at about 5:30 so I missed it.

7-2. 7 goals AGAIN? blink.gif What the heck is wrong with this team?

The only positives are that Mursak scored which will be great for his confidence, Tatar made his debut and had an assist and was +1 and also that the next game is at home.

Ken Holland: Hes (Mursak) a young guy, provides energy, can skate, hes a puck hound.






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