The Muskegon Lumberjacks again had home ice on Saturday night, but it wasn’t enough as they fell 4-3 in overtime to Madison in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals of the Clark Cup Playoffs.
The Lumberjacks looked like they picked up where they had left off after Friday’s 5-2 win over Madison.
Jack Williams scored the game’s first goal just 18 seconds into the contest on an assist from Joey Larson. The assist was Larson’s tenth point in the playoffs.
Madison responded with a Reid Pabich goal almost four minutes later, tying the score 1-1.
Muskegon was able to take a 2-1 lead just before the end of the first period on a goal from Jake Richard with just seven seconds left in the period. Larson assisted on the play for his now 11th point of the playoffs.
Nath McBrayer gave the Lumberjacks a 3-1 lead early in the second period, putting the game squarely into Muskegon’s hand.
But Madison was able to tally a Ben Dexheimer goal before the second period ended and then held Muskegon scoreless the rest of the night.
Matthew McGroarty tallied Madison’s third goal to tie the score at 3-3 before Jake Dunlap was able end the game barely a minute into overtime.
Muskegon outshot Madison 31-24 on the night and both teams played disciplined hockey. The Lumberjacks were rung up for just three penalties while the Capitals had two. Neither team was able to convert on the power play.
Chase Clark took the loss in goal for Muskegon, stopping 20 shots on the night.
Muskegon is now tied with Madison at one game apiece in the best of five series. The Lumberjacks next head to the Capitals home ice on Tuesday for Game 3.
Check out photos from the night shot by Sondra Workman.