By Jeremy B.
The Griffins played back-to-back home games with the Texas Stars last Friday and Saturday. They lost the opener 3-1 with Thomas McCollum in net but won 3-2 on Saturday with Petr Mrazek notching win #7. Here's what we learned from this series:
1. Petr Mrazek MUST be the #1 goalie heading forward. Check out the numbers:
Mrazek: 7-1, 2.47 GAA, .912 SV%
McCollum: 4-3-1, 2.83 GAA, .896 SV%
2. Riley Sheahan could prove to be a very valuable piece if he's sober. Tinky Winky assisted on the Griffs' first two goals on Saturday and his size and skating ability adds another dimension to Grand Rapids. I've discussed this team's balance and depth before; a healthy Sheahan on the second or third line would be a boon to this team's success.
3. The Midwest Division will be a dogfight. The Griffs (24 points) fell into second in the division and seventh in the conference thi