Hodges OT goal gives Lumberjacks a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Madison

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AJ Hodges’ overtime goal propelled the Muskegon Lumberjacks to a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Madison on Friday at the Bob Suter Capitol Ice Arena in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Lumberjacks are now 13-15-3 on the season. They will close out their road trip on Saturday night with a rematch against the Capitols, starting at 8:05 p.m. EST.

“The guys played a good game tonight, but we had a hard time scoring goals,” said Lumberjacks coach Mike Hamilton, whose team had to scratch for goals despite outshooting Madison 34-18,  “Even though we went 1-for-7 on the power play, we built momentum, which helped us in the end.”

The Capitols opened the scoring 5:54 into the first period on a goal by Brockton Baker. Madison led 1-0 after the opening frame, despite being outshot 12-5.

Muskegon had a 12-3 shot advantage in the second period, but neither team was able to score.

The Lumberjacks finally got the equalizer 6:05 into the third period on a goal from Rhett Pitlick. Danil Gushchin assisted on the tally.

Hodges scored the game-winning goal 2:49 into overtime, with an assist from Iivari Rasanen,

Muskegon goalkeeper Jack Williams stopped 17 shots to collect the win.

The Lumberjacks were 1-for-7 on the power play, while Madison scored one power play goal in four opportunities.

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