The Afternoon Shift – Feb. 1

Ilari Filppula/Photo by JustSports Photography/AHL

Just a quick note on last night’s AHL All-Star Game before we head home to check our supplies of canned goods, bottled water, generator fuel and ammunition in advance of doomsday (a.k.a. a good, old-fashioned Michigan snowstorm).

Congratulations once again to Griffins forward Ilari Filppula, who as noted yesterday made history with younger brother/current Detroit Red Wing Valtteri, becoming one of just four sets of brothers in AHL history to compete in the league’s all-star game. (Valtteri represented the Griffins in the 2006 game in Winnipeg.)

While Ilari could not help the West squad to victory – the East won the game by an 11-8 count – he became the first Griffin to score a goal in the all-star game since 2007 (Kip Miller) and the first to get an assist since 2009 (Jakub Kindl). Not bad for a guy who was chosen as replacement for the game, but everything we’ve come to expect from the Griffins’ top goal and point producer this season.

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