Stars beat Griffins in OT to take 3-2 series lead

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Overtime heartbreak for the Grand Rapids Griffins has them 60 minutes away from elimination.

Chris Mueller's goal 3:18 into the extra period gave the Texas Stars a 3-2 win in Game 5 of the AHL's Western Conference semifinals. The Stars lead the series 3-2.

The Griffins fought back from an early 2-0 deficit with a pair of second period goals.

Mitch Callahan's first goal of the playoffs cut the lead to 2-1, before a Teemu Pulkkinen slap shot beat Jack Campbell stick side to even the game.

Mike Hedden and Brendan Ranford scored for the Stars in the first period.

Grand Rapids out shot Texas 40-29.

The home team had won the previous four games in the series.

The series returns to Austin for Game 6 on Sunday night where the Stars will look to eliminate the league's defending champions.


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