The Griffs have their proverbial backs against the wall tonight. It's Game 3 of the Calder Cup Western Conference Semifinals against the Texas Stars. The Stars lead the series 2-0. The Stars also won the regular season title. But the Griffins beat them 3 out of 4 this regular season.

Of course 2 of those wins came before Christmas when the Griffs were dominating and didn't have all the Red Wings injuries to deal with. The series is going to need to be extended starting tonight. The Griffins last year during their magical run to the Calder Cup were only down 2-1 in any series (the Conference Finals against Oklahoma City that went to 7 games) So tonight will be step one to get to that point. Gam time at 7. 2 dollar beer and dogs. Pack the Van!

ALSO Today the Griffins and a "television network" (not being disclosed at this writing) will be "making a big announcement regarding a major TV agreement" Oooo...the speculation is either Fox Sports Detroit or Comcast. Listen to WFGR This afternoon for all the details.