Lumberjacks rally to beat Cedar Rapids and claim their third straight win

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The Muskegon Lumberjacks scored four second-period goals to overcome an early deficit and cruise past the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 5-2 on Friday at the Cedar Rapids LSJ Logo incertIce Arena.

The Lumberjacks have won three straight and are now 3-1 on the season. They will remain in Cedar Rapids to play the jacks-transparentRoughRiders Saturday night.

Collin Adams paced Muskegon with two goals and an assist while Derek Daschke and Casey Gilling each had a goal and an assist.

The RoughRiders opened the scoring with a power play goal by Matt Hudie at the 10:56 mark of the first period.

Muskegon tied the game 1-1 early in the second period on a goal from Adams. Andrei Svechnikov and Casey Gilling picked up assists on the tally.

Adams scored his second goal at the 12:13 mark of the second period to give the Lumberjacks a 2-1 advantage. Scooter Brickey and Daschke assisted on the goal.

The Lumberjacks increased their lead to 4-1 with two more second-period goals, from Daschke and Gilling, just 1:45 apart.

Adams, Login Drevitch, Koby Bender and Travis Mitchell each had assists on the second-period goals.

The RoughRiders cut their deficit to 4-2 on a goal from A.J. Villella at the 15:43 mark of the third period.

Muskegon added an empty net goal from Zach Berzolla with 1:23 left in regulation.

Lumberjacks’ goaltender Keith Petruzzelli stopped 25 of 27 shots. Muskegon outshot the RoughRiders by a 36-27 margin.

 

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