It’s been a terrific postseason, thus far, for the Grand Rapids Griffins as the American Hockey League side has advanced to the Western Conference Finals. Their opponents will be the San Jose Barracuda who defeated the San Diego Gulls in the second round.

The Griffins have advanced to the conference finals with series victories over the Milwaukee Admirals and Chicago Wolves. Their second round win over the Wolves only took five games as the Griffins tallied an impressive 22 goals in the five-game series. The series was initially tied after the first two games, but the Griffins pulled away and won the last three.

It was the opposite of the first round where the Griffins needed three overtime wins to get past the Admirals.

The Barracuda has defeated the Griffins both times the two teams met in the regular season.

Prospects Impress 

NHL: Preseason-Detroit Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs
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A pair of Red Wings prospects has impressed in the Calder Cup playoffs. Tyler Bertuzzi has scored five goals and recorded five assists in eight appearances, he currently ranks second in scoring in the playoffs. Evgeny Svechnikov is close behind Bertuzzi in points. The Russian has nine points in eight appearances, with three goals and six assists.

Goaltender, Jared Coreau, has started all playoff eight games for the Griffins and has a .908 save percentage.

Western Conference Finals Schedule 

Here’s the schedule for the conference finals.

Game 1@ SJ Sat. May 20th 3:00

Game 2 @ SJ Sun. May 21st 2:00

Game 3 vs. SJ Wed. May 24th 7:00

Game 4 vs. SJ Fri. May 26th 7:00

Game 5 vs. SJ Sat. May 27th 7:00

Game 6 @ SJ Tue. May 30th 10:00

Game 7 @ SJ Wed. May 31st 10:00