Lumberjacks shut out Phantoms
For the second straight night, the Youngstown Phantoms’ power-play unit struggled, failing to put the puck past Muskegon goalie Brandon Bussi.
Bussi stopped all 33 shots he faced as the Lumberjacks blanked the Phantoms, 3-0, on Saturday night at Covelli Centre.
Phantoms goaltender Jon Mor stopped 30 shots.
The Lumberjacks (4-0-0-0, 8 points), the first-place team in the USHL’s Eastern Conference, connected for two power-play goals in five opportunities. The Phantoms (0-3-0-1, 1 point) went 0-for-5 with the man-advantage.
The first goal came 11 minutes into the game. The Lumberjacks capitalized on a 4-on-3 as Daniil Guschin scored with assists from Hunter Skinner and Alex Yakovenko.
In the second period, Nolan Sullivan scored with an assist from Brock Bremer.
Skinner scored the other power-play goal in the third period.