BLOOMINGTON — Will Garin picked up his first points in a Bloomington Thunder uniform Saturday and goalie Logan Halladay made them count toward a victory.
Garin scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period and Halladay turned in a second straight strong effort with 17 saves, sending the Thunder to a 4-1 win over the Madison Capitols in front of a U.S. Cellular Coliseum crowd of 1,716.
Ethan Somoza, Jake Durflinger and Sean Harrison had the other goals for Bloomington (20-23-5), which earned consecutive victories for the first time since back-to-back overtime wins against Tri-City on Jan. 13-14.
Shortly after Halladay made his biggest save of the night by denying a Kamil Sadlocha penalty shot, Garin got a deflection past Madison goalie Dryden McKay for a 2-1 lead.
Durflinger's diving effort on a power play late in the second widened the gap and Harrison tallied the only goal of the third with assists from Somoza and Garin.
The Thunder moved over .500 on home ice (12-11-2) after playing their last six games on the road. Bloomington also plays six of its next seven away from the Coliseum, beginning with Thursday and Friday games at Muskegon.
Halladay, who gave up five goals in his Thunder return on Friday, posted consecutive wins for the first time since December by making 37 saves on 39 saves on back-to-back nights.
Konur Peterson had the only goal for Madison (20-25-2) while McKay finished with 28 saves.