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MADISON CAPITOLS  at DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS  OT
For the third time in three games, the Capitols came away with an overtime victory, this time knocking off the Fighting Saints 3-2 in Dubuque to sweep the home-and-home series between the two teams. Zach Solow stretched his current point streak to five games with his 13th goal of the season to open the scoring with just over four minutes to play in the first period. About three minutes later, Konur Peterson tied the game for Madison, and it was 1-1 heading into the middle frame. The Capitols' Billy Jerry netted the only goal of the second, and Madison held a 2-1 lead at the start of the third. Cole Guttman moved his point streak to five games with a goal 50 seconds into the final frame, and the teams headed to overtime tied at two. With just over two minutes gone in the extra session, Robby Fosdick scored his first goal of the season to give Madison their third overtime victory in three games. Eugene Fadyeyev dished out a pair of assists, and Dryden McKay won his third straight start between the pipes with a 35-save performance.
SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS  at SIOUX FALLS STAMPEDE  SO
The Musketeers are now atop the USHL standings thanks to a 3-2 shootout win over the Stampede at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. After Phillip Knies gave Sioux City a 1-0 lead five minutes into the game, Josh Passolt tied the game at one six minutes later, and it was a 1-1 game heading into the second period. After a scoreless middle frame, Max Johnson gave Sioux Falls a 2-1 lead with just two minutes gone in the third, but Joey Matthews tied the game at two later in the period to send the teams to overtime. Following a scoreless extra frame, Eeli Tolvanen tallied the only goal in the shootout to give the Musketeers the victory and the lead in the USHL standings. Matiss Kivlenieks stopped 29 of the 31 shots he faced through 67 minutes of play, in addition to all three Stampede attempts in the shootout, for his fourth straight win and 24th victory overall.
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.