GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - The Grand Rapids Griffins are one win away from the franchise's first ever championship.
Jan Mursak's goal with less than five minutes remaining broke a two-all tie and the Griffins held on to win Game 3 of the Calder Cup Finals, 4-2 over the Syracuse Crunch. The Griffins lead the series 3-0.
Playing in front of a near sellout crowd, the Crunch looked to spoil the party when Richard Panik scored in the first period to give Syracuse an early lead.
But the Griffins rebounded with a pair of second period goals from Tomas Tatar and Luke Glendening.
After the Crunch tied the game at two, Mursak recorded the game-winner, when Jeff Hoggan's shot hit him in the leg and deflected past Syracuse goalie Cedrick Desjardins with 4:55 left in the third period.
The Griffins can win the Calder Cup in Game 4 Friday night at Van Andel Arena. The game is already sold out.
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