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Five Second Period Goals Propel Caps to 1-0 Series Lead

April 15, 2024 - United States Hockey League (USHL)
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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Madison Capitols powered through a matchup against the Youngstown Phantoms, securing a commanding 7-4 victory on the road. Despite trailing 2-1 early in the second period, the Caps unleashed an offensive barrage, netting an impressive five goals to surge ahead 6-3 by intermission. An empty-netter from Max Nagel sealed the deal, capping off a stellar performance.

Rainers Rullers ignited the scoring for the Capitols in the first period, setting the tone for the night. Aiden Long showcased his offensive prowess with a pair of goals in the second period, joined by Austin Burnevik and Brendan Lamb, who each found the back of the net to extend the lead.

Max Nagel continued his offensive contributions, notching a goal in the second period before sealing the victory with the empty-netter in the third.

In addition to the offensive fireworks, goaltender Carsen Musser stood tall between the pipes, turning aside 29 of 33 shots on net to anchor the Capitols' defensive effort. Musser's stellar performance provided crucial support as the Caps surged ahead in the high-scoring affair.

With this win, the Capitols take a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-three matchup. The stage is set for Game Two tomorrow night in Youngstown at 6:05 pm CT. Fans can catch all the action at the watch party hosted at Bob Suter's Capitol Ice Arena, as the Caps aim to carry their momentum forward and clinch the series.

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