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MADISON CAPITOLS  at MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS  OT
Muskegon overcame a three-goal deficit in the final period to come back and knock off the Madison Capitols 5-4 in overtime. Alec Broetzman and Matt Steeves scored for their respective teams in the first to send the two teams to the middle frame tied at one. Easton Brodzinski then picked up a natural hat trick in the second period, with two coming on the man advantage, and the Capitols held a 4-1 lead going into the last 20 minutes. In the third period, Steeves tallied his second of the game, and Collin Adams and Koby Bender also found the back of the net to tie the game at four and send the game to overtime. Just 27 seconds into sudden death, Andrei Svechnikov scored his fifth goal of the season to give the Lumberjacks the come-from-behind victory. Svechnikov (1G, 2A), Adams (1G, 2A), Steeves (2G, 0A) and Bo Hanson (0G, 2A) all tallied multiple points in the win. Svechnikov also sports an eight-game point streak, with 12 points (5G, 7A) over that span. In goal, Adam Brizgala earned his second straight win by stopping 26 shots. Muskegon is now alone in second place in the Eastern Conference with 22 points (11-5-0-0).
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 15th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2016-17. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in four consecutive NHL Drafts, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.