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Taylor's Two Goals Help Dubuque to Third Straight Win

February 17, 2019 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Dubuque Fighting Saints News Release

The Dubuque Fighting Saints won their third game in a row, knocking off the Madison Capitols in overtime. Kaelan Taylor bookended the scoring for Dubuque, notching his first USHL goal in the second and scoring the game winner in overtime. Dubuque moved passed Youngstown in the standings with the win.

-Taylor waited 44 games for his first USHL goal and barely had to wait 40 minutes for his second. Taylor was the recipient of a beautiful pass from Knierim on the first goal and from Dylan Jackson on the second.

-The Fighting Saints have won four of five and have points in each of their last five games. The only loss for Dubuque came in a shootout to the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. Dubuque climbed to 49 points in the standings with their 21st win of the season.

-Garrett MacKay was phenomenal for Madison, he stopped 37 shots in his first start against the Saints this season. Dubuque peppered him with 15 shots in the third period.

-It was the Saints second time winning this season after trailing by two. Both games have come against the Capitols. Dubuque scored two in the third and had the lead late.

-Madison was able to battle back late in the game as they secured a point. Madison tied the game with less than a minute remaining and the goalie pulled. The Capitols failed to go back to back in overtime after they beat Green Bay last night.

-The Jackson twins had two points apiece and Riese Gaber had an assist as well. It was one of the lines more successful games in recent memory.

-This was the fourth time in five games this season that Dubuque and Madison have played to a one goal result. The Capitols have played Dubuque tight in every game, as even the two goal decision came due to an empty netter.

-Logan Pietila scored in back to back games for the Saints as he sniped a shot from the slot on the power play. Pietila popped the water bottle on the shot from the between the circles.

-Matthew Thiessen found himself in position to make a few big saves in the game. He stopped 19 pucks and got his 14th win of the season. Thiessen has been in net for the last three Saints victories.

-Once again the power play was a key for Dubuque. The Saints came in to the game with the third best power play in the league at 23.3%. They have six power play goals in their last 20 attempts.

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