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Two-Goal Second Leads Capitols 2-1 over Youngstown

November 26, 2018 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Madison Capitols News Release

Youngstown, OH - Two second period goals pushed the Madison Capitols (5-9-1-2) onto victory over the Youngstown Phantoms (7-9-0-1) by a score of 2-1 in regulation on Saturday night. Saturday's matchup was the final one in Youngstown this season between these two squads.

Following a defensive-heavy first period, Madison came out with a newfound fire and dominated the second period, outshooting Youngstown 10-3 in the frame.

Anthony Stark got the Capitols on the board first 4:33 into the second period. Alex Mella threaded the needle with a pass to Stark who snuck behind the defense for a breakaway goal, showing off his best dekes.

With only 1:29 remaining in the second period, Youngstown had their pockets picked by Kristof Papp in the defensive zone and it was off to the races where he got Vinnie Purpura to bite on an initial fake and net his second game-winning goal in the past three games.

Papp's goal would hold strong as Youngstown netted one in the third, but it wasn't enough as Garrett Mackay (1-1-0-1) punched out 24 saves in the contest. The victory for Mackay was his first of the season in only his third start.

Madison's next contest will be Saturday, December 1st as they team up with Middleton Outreach Ministry to help fill the nets with canned goods.

Don't miss out on any of the action this season as the Capitols embark on their 5th season in the USHL. Ticket packages, suites, and group outing are available now at or by calling the front office at (608) 257-2277.

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