Lumberjacks prevail over the Youngstown Phantoms in a shootout on the road

LocalSportsJournal.com

The Muskegon Lumberjacks snapped their two-game losing streak on Saturday night in Youngstown, Ohio.

The Lumberjacks overcame a late game-tying goal by the Phantoms, defeating Youngstown 3-2 in a shootout at the Covelli Center.

Muskegon, which is now 2-3 on the season, outscored the Phantoms by a 2-1 margin during the shootout stanza.

The Lumberjacks will face Youngstown next weekend in a home-and-home series starting Friday on the road before heading back home on Saturday.

Michael Graham and Emilio Pettersen each tallied a goal for Muskegon in the shootout while Eriks Zohovs had Youngstown’s lone strike.

Both teams failed to score during the opening period.

The Lumberjacks opened the scoring at the 10:09 mark of the second period on a goal from Wyatt Bongiovanni. Matej Pekar was credited with the lone assist.

Muskegon increased its lead to 2-0 on a goal by Egor Afanasyev 13:21 into the second period. Bobby Kaiser and Blake Evennou each assisted on the goal.

The Phantoms responded at the 15:06 mark of the second period on a goal from Curtis Hall.

Youngstown tied the game 2-2 to force overtime at the 17:47 mark of the third stanza on a goal from Andrew Petrillo.

Both teams failed to score during the five-minute overtime frame, setting up the three-round shootout.

Adam Brizgala stopped 32 of 34 shots on goal in net for Muskegon, including two of three in the shootout.

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