GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Grand Rapids Griffins have managed to force another must-win game in the Central Division Finals.
Saturday, the Griffins beat the Lake Erie Monsters 6-1 in Game 5 of their second-round playoff series.==Watch game highlights above.==
Game 5 was played in Cleveland. The action now shifts back to Grand Rapids, with Game 6 scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at Van Andel Arena.
The Griffins lost the first three games, but now trail the series 3-2. One more loss and they lose the series and are out of the playoffs. Only three teams in 80 years have come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a Calder Cup Playoffs series.
If there is a Game 7 on Tuesday, it will be played not in Cleveland, but rather at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. That’s the home of the Monsters’ NHL affiliate, the Blue Jackets. The Monsters’ home, Quicken Loans Arena, will be needed by the Cleveland Cavaliers as they play in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals.—Online:Grand Rapids Griffins