The Grand Rapids Griffins (the Detroit Red Wings’ AHL affiliate) continued their strange season by eliminating the Milwaukee Admirals in a first-round playoff matchup. What was strange here wasn’t so much the result, but how it happened, as not one but two Griffins goals were put straight through the net.
What was so crazy was it took just 1:34 of the second period for both of the goals through the net to happen. Initially, both goals went undetected, and only a pair of reviews caught the goals actually happening.
Even more amazingly, both goals would go through the exact same hole in the mesh of the net.
They also gave the Griffins a 2-1 lead over the Admirals, and it was all that they would need to clinch the opening series in three games.
As for the streakiness of the Griffins this season, they pulled off a 15-game and a 13-game win streak at different points this season. However, they also ended the season on a five-game losing streak and were completely off their game heading in to the Calder Cup playoffs.
It didn’t matter much though, as the Griffins’ defense came up huge and allowed the high-octane Admirals’ offense just one goal in each of the three games. And their offense paid off too, even if it needed a couple of replay reviews.