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Late Goal Derails Capitols Comeback

By Madison Capitols, 12/01/19, 5:30PM CST

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Gustav Muller Scores Lone Capitols Goal in Loss

Middleton, WI – Simon Latkoczy’s 45 saves weren’t enough for the Madison Capitols in a 3-1 loss to the USNTDP U17 squad on Sunday at Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena

 

A heavy penalized first period haunted the Capitols for the second straight game as Redmond Savage got the USNTDP U17 squad on the board 13:29 into the opening period.

 

The Capitols responded early in the 2nd period as Stepan Pokorny slammed a puck off the boards to find Gustav Muller with a couple steps on the defender, where he fired a shot short-side for the tie game. Muller was pulled in last night’s game and was a game time decision only moments before the game.

 

Jeremy Wilmer picked up the game-winner for the U17 team with 8 minutes exactly remaining in regulation. Jack Hughes iced the game with .7 seconds remaining on an empty net goal in the 3-1 victory.

 

Latkoczy stood on his head in the loss, turning back 45 shots for the most of the season. The power play went scoreless again, while the penalty kill stopped 5 of 6 USA attempts.

 

The Capitols return to action on Friday, December 6th when they take on the Green Bay Gamblers for the final $1 beer night of 2019. It will also be round 3 of the Odyssey Brands Cheese Cup where the Capitols are already 2-0 against the Gamblers.

 

If you can’t make it out to the game, make sure to tune into Mixlr and HockeyTV to get the live call from broadcaster, Cody Lefkowitz.

 

Individual single game tickets for the 2019-20 season are available now! Call the Capitols Front Office at 608-257-CAPS (2277) or email at info@madcapshockey.com.

 

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