Lumberjacks lose for the second straight night in Dubuque, 6-2

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The Muskegon Lumberjacks came into the weekend hoping for at least one win against second-place Dubuque.LSJ Logo incert

But they came away with nothing to show for their efforts.

The host Fighting Saints cruised to 6-2 victory over the Lumberjacks on Saturday night, scoring five unanswered goals to erase an early 1-0 deficit. Dubuque also beat the Jacks on Friday.

The Lumberjacks dropped their record to 16-19-4 on the season, good for 36 points and last place in the USHL’s Eastern Conference standings.

Collin Adams scored two goals for the Lumberjacks, while Rem Pitlick and Matej Paulovic each had two assists.

Muskegon will finish its four-game road trip with a 4 p.m. contest against the Bloomington Thunder on Monday.

The Lumberjacks opened the scoring with a power play goal from Adams at the 7:21 mark of the first period.  Pitlick and Paulovic were credited with the assists on the tally.

The Fighting Saints responded with three unanswered first period goals.

Dubuque’s Zach Solow scored two goals at the 11:13 and 13:42 marks, respectively, and Petter Makitalo added a goal 17:58 into the first period.

The Fighting Saints tacked on two goals from Evan Smith, 28 seconds into the second period and 2:22 into the third stanza, to take a 5-1 lead.

The Lumberjacks answered with Adams’ second power play goal of the night 3:20 into the third period.

Dubuque’s Dallas Gerads closed out the scoring at the 16:33 mark of the third period.

Dubuque’ goaltender Hunter Miska picked up the victory with 26 saves, while Lumberjacks goalie Joey Daccord was roughed up, allowing six goals on 28 shots.

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