Lumberjacks get second win in a row, a 2-1 shootout victory over Bloomington Thunder

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There are two things we have learned about the Muskegon Lumberjacks this season. They do better playing away from the L.C. Walker Arena (so far, at least), and they play well in overtime and shootout periods.

LSJ Logo incertMuskegon was in both situations on Saturday night and came away with a 2-1 shootout victory over the Bloomington Thunder at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Illinois.

The Lumberjacks have only tasted victory once at their home arena, while winning three out of four games on the road. The Jacks have also played three games past regulation, winning all three (one in overtime and two in a shootout).

Muskegon is now 4-6, good for eight points and ninth place in the USHL’s Eastern Conference.

The first period was scoreless with shots even at 12 apiece.

Muskegon’s Jacob Coleman broke the scoring drought with a goal at the 10:51 mark of the second period. Logan Drevitch and Max Humitz picked up the assists on the tally.

The Thunder tied the game 1-1 with a goal from Logan Lambdin at 14:47 of the third period, and regulation ended that way.

The seven minute overtime period was goalless, setting up a three-round shootout.

The Lumberjacks struck first in the third round of the shootout with a goal from Matej Paulovic.

Bloomington’s Bailey Conger responded with a goal in the third round to force an extra round in the shootout.

Muskegon’s Collin Adams gave the Jacks a 2-1 lead with a goal in the fourth round.

Joey Daccord stopped Bloomington’s Jake Slaker  from scoring in the fourth round, sealing the victory.

Goaltender Daccord made 29 saves for the Lumberjacks, who will travel to play the Fargo Force next Friday and Saturday night.

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