Griffins Game #60 * Street Game #29 * AHL Game #958
season series: 2-3-0-0 home series: 1-1-0-0 Street Series: 1-2-0-0
All-Time Series: 109-77-7-8-8 All Time Home Series: 58-36-2-3-3 All-Time Road Series: 51-41-5-5-5
Griffins at Admirals
Sixth of eight meetings overall, fourth of four at Panther Arena…Grand Rapids is 17-16-1-1 (.514) against Milwaukee as of the 2017-18 season…As of the 2017-18 season, the Griffins are 14-9-0 -0 (.609) vs. Milwaukee at Panther Arena by a minus two goal margin (65-63)… The Admirals have won five of their last six games against the Griffins in Milwaukee, beating Grand Rapids by 20 points. 7…Grand Rapids have scored just two goals in each of their last three games against the Admirals…Milwaukee’s penalty shootout ranks second at 84.6% while their power play ranks seventh at 22.3%. .. Milwaukee is 3-5-2-0 in their last 10 games and have a 17-11-1-1 home book… The Griffins are 4-3-2-1 in their last 10 and are in one Four game scoring streak (3-0-0 -1)…Grand Rapids are going 14-13-0-1…Grand Rapids have faced Milwaukee more than any other opponent in the regular season – 210th encounter today Evening – and the Griffins’ 109 victories against the Admirals are the best against any enemy… Head c oak ben simon ran in 18 games with the Admirals during the 2003-04 campaign and finished with four points (1-3-4)…Matt Luff skated with Milwaukee last season and amassed 31 points (14-17-31) in 30 appearances.
last time out
Dominik Schein scored the winning goal in overtime to lead the Griffins to a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Monsters at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Thursday. The goal was his 50th as a pro and the 100th point of his pro career. Danny O’Regan continued his torrid stretch of game with his points streak reaching four games (2-3-5). In his last 13 games, the veteran forward has 15 points and only two appearances without adding a point to the ledger (6-9-15). Taro Hirose With a win and nine apples in as many games, he continues to climb the all-time assist leaderboard for Grand Rapids. Hirose is currently seventh on the list with 119 assists and just three assists away from tying Nathan Paetsch in sixth.
shake up roster
– March 12th-GJohn Letthemon transferred from Detroit to Grand Rapids from Toledo (ECHL).
– March 13-F Matt Luff recalled from Detroit
– March, 15-F. Austin Czarnik And F Matt Luff reassigned from Detroit; G Jan Bednar Signed two-year contract with Grand Rapids and assigned to Toledo (ECHL).
– 17. March-F. Austin Czarnik And D Simon Edvinsson recalled from Detroit
This date in Griffins history
2017: For the second time in as many nights, the top two teams in Central Division go into overtime. And once again, the Griffins prevail as Ben Street scored his 23rd goal of the season as team-best and was 1-11 down in overtime to earn a 3-2 win over the Chicago Wolves in front of 12,014 spectators at the Allstate Arena.
Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose
After enduring a season-best four-game winning streak from March 1-7, the Griffins fought back and are now on a four-game points streak (3-0-0-1) and have points in five of their last six Games (3-1-1-1). Grand Rapids is now sixth in the Central Division, eight points off a playoff spot with 13 games remaining. Grand Rapids has points in 17 of their last 26 competitions (12-9-3-2, .558). Since the New Year, the Griffins have lost just 10 times in 30 games (14-10-3-3, .567).
The Griffins have had a season of ups and downs when it comes to their special teams. Currently, Grand Rapids is enjoying a six-goal streak on the power play, setting a new season high. During the run, the Griffins have an 8-to-27 (29.6%) man advantage. The penalty has also improved, going 20 to 24 (83.3%) in the last seven fights. The Griffins rank 21st in the AHL with an 18.1% power play rate while their penalty kicks rank 26th at 77.5%.
Matt Luff has been a welcome addition to the squad since returning from injury on January 28. Since his return, Luff has 15 points in 21 games (4-11-15) and is enjoying a five-game scoring streak (2-4-6). ) from March 4-12, which was one game short of hitting his career high. In 26 games with the Griffins, the Windsor, Ontario native has accumulated 23 points (7-16-23) and six penalty minutes. Luff also appeared in seven games with Detroit that season, scoring one goal.
Rewrite the record book
Taro Hirose was known for his passing skills in four seasons with the Griffins. The former Michigan State Spartan continued to climb the Griffins’ all-time assist leaderboard, and with 119 assists he now sits seventh in franchise history, overtaking Jiri Hudler (114). Hirose now has three assists after tying Nathan Paetsch for sixth all-time. Hirose is as consistent as it gets, having had at least 22 assists in every AHL campaign throughout his career. A native of Calgary, Alberta, he captained 36 assists in 59 games this year. Additionally, his 19 power-play assists this season tie for seventh in the AHL. Hirose also tops the list with 50 points (14-36-50) in 59 appearances.
Danny O’Regan begins to find a rhythm with the Griffins after joining the team on December 19. After exploding three points (2-1-3) on his Griffins debut, O’Regan had just three points in his next 12 games beginning December 12. 28 Feb 15. However, the German-born forward enjoyed a five-game points streak (2-5-7) from February 24 to March 4 and now has five points (2-3-5) in his last four games . O’Regan also has 15 points in his last 13 games (6-9-15).
Just keep it close
The Griffins have had their ups and downs this season, but they’ve excelled at winning close games. In fact, Grand Rapids is 14-1-4-3 (.795) in games to be decided by one goal and 6-0-4-0 in overtime contests. In comparison, the Griffins are only 11-26-0-0 (.297) in games decided by two or more goals. In the 2021-22 season, the Griffins finished with a 13-7-6-2 (.607) mark in games decided by a goal.
AHL leaderboard tracker
Austin Czarnik—Five game-winning goals rank eighth, three shorthanded goals rank first
Simon Edwinson—22 assists for fifth among rookie defenders, 27 points for sixth among rookie defenders, five goals for eighth among rookie defenders
Taro Hirose– 19 power play assists are shared for seventh place, 36 assists for 13th place
Albert Johanson—Five goals are shared for eighth among rookie defenders
Joel L’Esperance—12 power play goals are third, 196 shots are fourth
Alex Nedeljkovic— 0.912% savings are tied for 12th place
Danny O’Regan scored his 300th pro point with a goal on March 16 in Cleveland while Dominik Schein scored his 50th pro goal with the game winner, which was also his 100th pro point. Alex Nedeljkovic earned his 100th AHL win in a 3-1 win in Chicago on March 12. Wyatt Newpower appeared as Griffin in his 100th game on March 12 Donovan Sebrango paid attention in his 150th professional game.
Austin Czarnik—Two assists out of 200 as a pro
Simon Edwinson—An assist of 50 as a pro
Albert Johanson—A game of 200 as a pro
Matt Luff—Three assists out of 100 as a pro
Chase Pearson—Two assists from 50 as a pro, in the AHL and as a Griffin
Elmer Soderblom—Two games out of 150 as a pro
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