Call Muskegon's Saturday night IHL victory over Salt Lake "special," since the Lumberjacks' specialty teams accounted for all the goals in a 5-3 triumph over the Golden Eagles.
Muskegon scored on each of its first four power-play opportunities - the 'Jacks ended up 4-of-7 in man-advantage situations - and added a short-handed goal as well.Meanwhile, the power play remains a source of frustration for Salt Lake, since the Eagles missed scoring in five man-up advantages. Salt Lake has been shut out of its past 14 chances and is 2-of-31 so far for the 1990-91 season.
The 'Jacks jumped out to a 3-1 lead after the first period, with Mitch Wilson opening the scoring and Dave Michayluk adding a pair of Muskegon goals - the first being the sole short-handed score.
Sandwiched in between Michayluk's pair was Salt Lake's first goal - a Paul Kruse score with Rick Lessard and Kevin Grant assisting.
Salt Lake's C.J. Young logged the only goal of the second period, a rebound of a Brian Glynn miss at the 6:14 mark, bringing the Golden Eagles to within 3-2.
The Eagles tied it at 3-all at 3:56 of the third, as Todd Harkins took a centering pass from Bryan Deasley en route to his score, resulting in all three Salt Lake goals being registered by first-year players.
But Muskegon answered as center Jock Callander scored the game winner soon after on the fourth Lumberjack powerplay. Teammate Perry Gancher added the insurance goal at 9:16.
With the win, Muskegon improves its record to 3-3, with the Lumberjacks undefeated at in three home games. Salt Lake drops to 2-3-1, with the Eagles staying on the road for a Tuesday-Wednesday pair of games in Kansas City against the first-year Blades. Salt Lake then returns for a three-game homestand, including games Friday and Saturday against San Diego.