Lumberjacks win another game convincingly, defeat Madison by a 7-1 margin

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The Muskegon Lumberjacks continued their domination on Saturday with a 7-1 convincing win over the Madison Capitols at the Bob Suter Capitol Ice Arena in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Lumberjacks jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first period and led 5-1 after two stanzas before closing the scoring with two third period tallies.

Muskegon is now 17-3 on the season, good for 34 points and first place in the USHL’s Eastern Conference. The Lumberjacks currently hold a 10-point lead over second place Central Illinois.

The Lumberjacks will finish their three-game road trip on Sunday against the Dubuque Fighting Saints, looking for the weekend sweep. The game is slated for 4:05 p.m. EST.

Muskegon opened the scoring with four unanswered first period goals from Danil Gushchin (:32), Alex Gaffney (8:48), Colby Bukes (11:08) and Oliver MacDonald (14:28) to take a 4-0 advantage at the first intermission.

The Capitols finally responded with a goal by Alex Mella at the 11:28 mark of the second period to cut their deficit to 4-1.

The Lumberjacks regained their four-goal advantage at 5-1 with a goal from Jagger Joshua 18:16 into the second period.

Bobby Lynch closed out the scoring for Muskegon with two goals during the third period at the 3:06 and 14:22 marks of the stanza.

The Lumberjacks outshot Madison by a 39-28 advantage.

Muskegon’s goaltender Brandon Bussi stopped 27 of 28 Capitol shots.

 

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