Lumberjacks allow three third-period goals, fall to Green Bay 4-1 on the road

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The Muskegon Lumberjacks allowed three unanswered third period goals in a 4-1 loss to the Green Bay Gamblers in Wisconsin on Friday night.

Muskegon, which has dropped seven of its last nine games, is now 6-11-2 on the season, good for 14 points and eighth place in the USHL’s Eastern Conference.

The Lumberjacks will look for revenge on Saturday night in a rematch against the Gamblers. Faceoff is slated for 8:05 p.m. EST.

The contest was penalty-filled, with Muskegon committing 13 infractions for 48 minutes while the Gamblers had 11 penalties for 44 minutes.

The Lumberjacks opened the scoring 47 seconds into the game on a goal from Mikael Hakkarainen. Matej Pekar and Anthony Del Gaizo each had assists on the tally.

The Gamblers tied the game 1-1 on a power play goal by Josh Dunne at 17:56 mark of the second period.

Green Bay grabbed its first lead of the game 2:15 into the third period on a goal from Robert Herrman.

The Gamblers increased their lead to 3-1 with a goal by McKade Webster at the 14:28 mark of the third stanza.

Green Bay closed out the scoring with 46 seconds left with an empty net goal by Nolan Moyle.

Muskegon goalie Keegan Karki stopped 28 of 32 Green Bay shots. Maksim Zhukov stopped 24 of 25 shots for the Gamblers.

 

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