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Worcester Sharks v Connecticut Whale

One week after eliminating the San Diego Gulls in the Pacific Division Finals, the San Jose Barracuda resume their pursuit of San Jose’s first-ever professional hockey championship tonight as they host the Grand Rapids Griffins in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.

Where to watch/listen

AHL Live/KDOW 1220 AM (Bay Area) or http://kdow.biz/

Pregame reading

San Jose Barracuda make splash in AHL Western Conference Finals [KTVU]

With Sharks’ roster growing older, Barracuda’s success that much sweeter [NBC Sports Bay Area]

What to know as Griffins meet San Jose Barracuda in conference finals [MLive]

Grand Rapids Griffins face toothy opponent in AHL conference final [Detroit Free Press]

Griffins expect battle with San Jose’s special teams [The Detroit News]

Gameday: Barracuda vs. Griffins (5-20-17) [San Jose Barracuda]

Western Conference Finals Preview [Grand Rapids Griffins]

Grand Rapids Griffins traveling far for AHL’s Western Conference Finals [Detroit Red Wings]

AHL Morning Skate 5.20.17 [AHL]

Prediction

The Sharks’ future is now as Kevin Labanc and Timo Meier score a pair of goals in a 4-1 Game 1 win for San Jose, and the SAP Center’s hot dogs and beer promotion causes significant worldwide shortages of each item.