The Muskegon Lumberjacks are quickly running out of time to salvage their playoff hopes.LSJ Logo incert

The Lumberjacks dropped their second straight game on Friday, falling to Green Bay 4-1 at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Muskegon is now 20-22-5 on the season, good for 45 points and seventh place in the USHL’s Eastern Conference.

The Lumberjacks are 15 points behind Bloomington for the final playoff spot with 13 games remaining.

Muskegon will close out its road trip Saturday night with a rematch against the Gamblers.

The Gamblers opened the scoring with a goal by Jared Spooner at the 9:56 mark of the first period.

Green Bay took a 2-0 lead with 35 seconds left in the second period on a goal from Ryan Blankemeier.

The Gamblers added two early third period goals from Ryan Smith and Nick Poehling, at the 2:41 and 4:54 marks, respectively, to give Green Bay a 4-0 lead.

The Lumberjacks ended their scoring drought, which nearly reached two games, with a power play goal from Lucas Michaud at 15:47 of the third period.

Gamblers goalie Adam Huska picked up the victory, stopping 21 of 22 shots. Muskegon goalie Joey Daccord stopped 35 of 39 shots.