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MUSKEGON, Mich. — Goalie Logan Halladay had 44 saves Monday as the Bloomington Thunder fell to the Muskegon Lumberjacks, 4-3, in a shootout in United States Hockey League action.

The Thunder picked up a point in the standings thanks largely to Halladay, whose 44 saves included a barrage of shots with 30 second to go in overtime.

Bloomington scored in the first period on its second power play of the game. The Thunder's newest defenseman, Nikolas Koberstein, scored his second goal of the season and first with the Thunder to make it 1-0 after one period. Butrus Ghafari assisted on the goal.

The Lumberjacks went ahead 2-1 in the second period before Ryan Siroky tied it for the Thunder. His unassisted goal sneaked past Muskegon goalie Michael Latorella on a rebound at 16:13. Muskegon regained the lead near the end of the period on a Joseph Cecconi goal at 18:23.

The Thunder tied it in the third period when Blake Gober took the puck behind the net and centered it to Jake Slaker for a goal at 9:30 on the power play.

Both teams had four shots on goal in overtime. In the shootout, the Thunder scored in the third round but Juraj Mily scored in the fourth round to win it for Muskegon.

The Thunder had 39 shots on goal. Muskegon improved to 21-11-3, while Bloomington is 12-16-6.

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