Grand Rapids did their job, taking the split in Utica before they head back home.

In his Griffins debut, Michigan freshman Dylan Larkin scored our first two goals. Amazing. Teaming up with Teemu is going to be one hell of a ride. The first score came on a Pulkkinen rebound that Larkin deposited into the back of the net.

Grand Rapids led 4-0 behind another goal from Pulkkinen and then Tyler Bertuzzi, his 7th of the playoffs. And that’s 14 for the part-time Red Wing.

Our goalie finished the Comets off behind 26 saves to eight Griffins shots on goal over the final two periods.