Members of the Detroit Red Wings were in town last week and Sunday as the Grand Rapids Griffins are in the playoffs.
The Grand Rapids Griffins’ Calder Cup gambit will benefit from the Detroit Red Wings’ early exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The new home of the Detroit Red Wings will be Little Caesars Arena.
Detroit only scored eight goals in the series, though not because of a lack of opportunities.
Ondrej Palat scored with 2:59 left in the third period, lifting the Tampa Bay Lightning to a win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Andreas Athanasiou and Henrik Zetterberg scored, Petr Mrazek made 16 saves and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Johnson scored a pair of third-period goals Friday night, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings in Game 2.
The Red Wings outshot the Lightning 36-34 but had few real scoring opportunities after taking a 2-1 lead in the second period.
Anthony Mantha is headed back to Grand Rapids to rejoin the Griffins.
Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is expected to retire from the NHL after the playoffs.
Kevin Hayes scored with 5:38 remaining, Antti Raanta made 31 saves and the New York Rangers defeated the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.
Jimmy Howard had 21 saves for the Red Wings, who had a three-game win streak snapped.
The Red Wings (93 points) lead Boston (91) in the race for third place in the Atlantic Division.
Brad Richards and Mike Green each had a goal and an assist and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
Riley Sheahan had a goal and an assist to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a win over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.
The Red Wings are still just out of the second Eastern Conference wild card and one point back of Boston for third in the Atlantic Division.
Dylan Larkin, Riley Sheahan and Luke Glendening scored, and the Detroit Red Wings held on for a victory against the Buffalo Sabres.
Anthony Mantha also scored his first NHL goal.
Erik Condra ended a 20-game drought with a pair of goals to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning past the Detroit Red Wings.
Datsyuk had two goals and the Detroit Red Wings rebounded from a two-goal deficit and topped the Florida Panthers 5-3 on Saturday night.