Syracuse Crunch vs. Grand Rapids Griffins preview: AHL Calder Cup Final Game 5

Bent but not broken.

The bottom line: Syracuse Crunch vs. Grand Rapids Griffins, game 5

Pre-game reading, listening, and viewing:

Game night essentials:

  • The pre-game radio broadcast with Dan D’Uva will start at 6:45 EST on ESPN Syracuse. You can stream the game in its entirety for free.
  • Puck drop is at 7:00 ET in Syracuse.
  • AHL Live has an amazing special deal this round: watch for free!/

Potential lines and pairings for Syracuse:

Starting netminder:

Mike McKenna

Potential lines:

Tye McGinn - Yanni Gourde - Cory Conacher

Michael Bournival - Matthew Peca - Byron Froese

Anthony Cirelli - Gabriel Dumont - Joel Vermin

Adam Erne - Kevin Lynch - Daniel Walcott

Potential defensive pairings:

Matt Taormina - Dominik Masin

Slater Koekkoek - Jake Dotchin

Ben Thomas - Mathieu Brodeur

Injury updates/news:

-Crunch captain Erik Condra is listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury. Has not played since last Saturday.

Potential lines and pairings for Grand Rapids:

Starting netminder:

Jared Coreau

Potential lines:

Tyler Bertuzzi - Tomas Nosek - Martin Frk

Eric Tangradi - Ben Street - Mitch Callahan

Evgeny Svechnikov - Kyle Criscuolo - Matt Lorito

Matthew Ford - Dominic Turgeon - Colin Campbell

Potential defensive pairings:

Brian Lashoff - Robbie Russo

Nathan Paetsch - Joe Hicketts

Dan Renouf - Dylan McIlrath