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Catching Up With The Grand Rapids Griffins

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Grand Rapids Griffins trailed the Bakersfield Condors for the entire contest until the final 11 seconds of overtime when Taro Hirose netted his second of the game to give the Griffins a 6-5 victory at Mechanics Bank Arena on Friday night.

The Griffins (11-13-1-2) scored the final two goals of regulation before killing off a penalty in overtime and scoring the game winner in the closing seconds of the contest. The Condors (9-11-3-1) held a two-goal advantage for much of the game but could not finish off their chances late.

Grand Rapids continues its six-game road trip on Saturday against the Condors at 10 p.m. EST.

Notes: Grand Rapids outshot the Condors 33-25 and finished 2-for-4 on the power play…Pickard made 20 saves…Dennis Cholowski made his season debut for the Griffins in the win…Newly acquired Kyle Wood made his career debut for Grand Rapids…The Griffins extended their point streak to four games. 

Three Stars: 1. GR Veleno (two goals); 2. GR Tangradi (goal, assist); 3. BAK Benson (two goals) 

watch the game highlights below...

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Hootinani's avatar

Hirose gets 2 goals, including the game winner in OT, and doesnt get a star of the game?

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 12/14/19 at 09:49 AM ET

utahgentile's avatar

What’s the deal with Rasmussen?  He’s been stuck on 10 games played for a while now.

Posted by utahgentile from the land of white and delightsome people on 12/14/19 at 11:02 AM ET

Paul's avatar

utah…, I recently read he is skating with someone involved in the Wings organization.  Skating in the Detroit area but no other details given.

I have my eye out for additional news and will post it when I see something with a little more details.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/14/19 at 11:05 AM ET

utahgentile's avatar

Thanks Paul.

Posted by utahgentile from the land of white and delightsome people on 12/14/19 at 11:59 AM ET

WingedRider's avatar

Good for Veleno

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 12/14/19 at 05:08 PM ET

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