GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Grand Rapids Griffins topped the San Jose Barracuda in the Western Conference Finals.
Playing Game 1 away at the SAP Center in San Jose, California on Saturday, the Griffins won 3-1 to take a 1-0 series lead.
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Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Sunday in San Jose. The conference finals will head to Van Andel Arena on Wednesday for Game 3.
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The Griffins swept the Milwaukee Admirals in the first round of playoffs. Then went on to beat the Chicago Wolves in the Central Division Finals, taking the series 4-1. If the Griffins win the Western Conference Finals, they will head on to the Calder Cup Finals.