Lumberjacks end their road trip with a 4-3 overtime loss to Green Bay

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The Muskegon Lumberjacks lost on Saturday, but picked up a point in the standings on the final night of their three-game road trip.

LSJ Logo incertNick Poehling scored the game-winning goal for Green Bay with 46 seconds left in overtime to propel the Gamblers to a 4-3 win over Muskegon. The Jacks got a point for playing to a tie in regulation.

Muskegon is now 20-22-6 on the season, good for 46 points and seventh place in the USHL’s Eastern Conference standings.

The Jacks will open a seven-game home stand next weekend against the Sioux City Musketeers on Friday and Saturday night at the L.C. Walker Arena. They are currently 16 points behind Bloomington for the final playoff spot with 12 games remaining.

The Gamblers opened the scoring with a power play goal by Grant Frederic at the 14:09 mark of the first period.

Muskegon tied the game 1-1 with seven seconds left in the opening period with a goal from Charlie Gerard.

The Lumberjacks took a 2-1 lead 7:36 into the second period on a goal by Tyler Irvine.

Green Bay tied the game with a goal from Joey Marooney at 14:01 of the second period.

Collin Adams gave the Lumberjacks a 3-2 lead with his 20th goal at 18:58 of the second stanza.

The Gamblers tied the game and forced overtime with a goal from Ryan Smith at 10:49 of the third period.

Green Bay’s Poehling scored the game-winning goal with 46 second left in overtime.

Kevin Reich stopped 21 of 24 shots in goal for the Gamblers. Muskegon goalie Devin Cooley stopped 45 shots.

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