Six different Griffins scored as Grand Rapids defeated San Jose. 6-2, to take a 3-1 lead in the AHL's Western Conference finals.
Tyler Bertuzzi, Eric Tangradi, Tomas Nosek, Martin Frk, Ben Street and Evgeny Svechnikov scored for the Griffins. Grand Rapids scored four goals in the second period to seize control of the game.
Jared Coreau stopped 26 of 28 shots in goal.
The Griffins can wrap it up at home Saturday night. Puck drop is 7 p.m. The winner could face Syracuse, who leads Providence, 3-1, in the Eastern Conference Finals.
- Eric Tangradi - 1G 2A +3, 2 shots on goal
- Tomas Nosek - 1G 1A +1, 3 shots on goal
- Ben Street - 1G 1A +1, 1 shot on goal.
|13:57||SJ||Colin Blackwell (3) ASST: None (PS)||
|4:07||GR||Tyler Bertuzzi (6) ASST: Kyle Criscuolo (3), Eric Tangradi (12)||
|9:42||GR||Eric Tangradi (2) ASST: Mitch Callahan (6)||
|12:39||GR||Tomas Nosek (7) ASST: Eric Tangradi (13), Ben Street (11) (PP)||
|17:21||GR||Martin Frk (3) ASST: Tomas Nosek (5)||
|2:58||SJ||Adam Helewka (3) ASST: Joakim Ryan (7), Tim Heed (7) (PP)||
|3:48||GR||Ben Street (4) ASST: Mitch Callahan (7)||
|17:17||GR||Evgeny Svechnikov (4) ASST: Joe Hicketts (5), Robbie Russo (6) (PP)||