Saturday, November 21, 2009

Postgame Report - Lincoln at Green Bay



The Lincoln Stars lost their fourth straight road game in Green Bay Friday night, as the Gamblers squeaked by the Stars, 3-2.  All five goals scored in this game occurred in the second period.  The Gamblers jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the second stanza, scoring three goals in a three minute span.  The Stars battled back late in the second period when forwards Jon Puskar and Kyle Gibbons each scored to bring Lincoln within one goal.  The Gamblers kept the Stars off the scoresheet in the third period to secure the 3-2 win.  With the loss, the Stars dropped to 5-11 (10 points) and are in last place in the USHL West Division.

I only listened to the game on the radio, so I can't really say how the Stars looked.  I mentioned this during the in-game chat, but it seems like the opposing goals come in bunches against the Stars, which happened in this game.  It sounded like the Gamblers caught the Stars sleeping a bit in the second period, and were able to capitalize on their chances.  Lincoln had plenty of opportunities to even the game up in the third period, but they just couldn't solve Gamblers goaltender Steve Summerhays.  The Stars powerplay woes continued, as Lincoln went 0-for-7 with the man advantage.  On a positive note, the Stars penalty kill unit shutdown Green Bay as the Gamblers went 0-for-8 with the man advantage.  For the game, the Stars out shot the Gamblers 24-22.

The Stars will faceoff against the Gamblers again Saturday night when Lincoln will look for a little revenge, and hopefully a big road win.  I am not sure if I am going to do the live blog/chat again tonight.  We have done the live chat for 4 road games so far, and all have been losses for the Stars.  I'm a pretty superstitious person, so I'm thinking it might be a good time to take a break.  We'll see.  If I do decide to do another in-game chat, check back here at 7pm to join in.

Go Stars.

12 comments:

Li-Studios A.K.A. James said...
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Li-Studios A.K.A. James said...

We are gonna dominate tonight. Lets Go Stars!

Li-Studios A.K.A. James said...

OOOooo! Overtime!

Li-Studios A.K.A. James said...

YES!!!

starstruck said...

Way to go Stars - Way to go Petey! Green did an awesome job in net! My nerves are shot - lol

Yeti said...

Aren't you glad we didn't chat tonight!!

PETEY!!

GO STARS!!

Li-Studios A.K.A. James said...

They would have won either way. They don't want me to bring back "The Beard"

dr said...

alright i just got home from the husker game and checked the box score, glad to see the guys got a win on the road. lets hope this is the start of something good. But a quick question, how can any team home or away, get all 3 stars when you get shut out? Baffles me how you can't recognize the play of the other team. Now maybe it was a sloppy game and no lincoln player deserved it, highly doubtful as i see Green had something like 27 saves....and the first star is the losing goalie lol. granted he only gave up one goal, but the kid on the other end didnt give up any. Anyways that is all and lets get Indiana on Wednesday!!!

Macattack said...

dr....we had this discussion on the Blue Line Blog last year. Unfortunately, some teams only recognize their own players with the 3 Stars selection, Omaha being one and now we know that Green Bay is one also. Yes, we all agree that the award should be for ALL the players on the ice, not just the home team. I am very glad that the Stars do recognize visiting players in the post game award.

Anonymous said...

Dr.. Something not mentioned, must teams have the players that are selected for 3 star selections often throw "trinkets" to the crowd.(ie; hats, t-shirts, ect) While I would'nt mind an opposing player doing this, I doubt they would. Not to mention most crowds want to see the home players.

Layla said...

If you are using the 3 star selection as a method of throwing out "trinkets" to the audience, you aren't using the 3 star selection in the manner it was intended. Why not have the "official" 3 star selection which is submitted to pointstreak and represents the 3 best player on the ice regardless of team and then have a "hometown" 3 star selection so that the fans can get t-shirts or what ever. That's about the only way I can think of to solve both problems, fans get presents and the best players on the ice get recognized. As a fan If our team loses 7-0 I don't necessarily want to see our players getting a star, unless it was maybe the goalie who faced 50 shots and had no help. But I can't for the life of me figure how you select 3 stars when you get blown out. What is interesting is 2 of GB stars didn't appear to do anything, one had 2 SOG and a penalty and the other had no SOG and a penalty, both were for kneeing. Granted I didn't see the game so I don't know if they made some great plays or blocked shots.

Anonymous said...

Layla...I think that is why pointstreak no longer records the three star selection on its site. Please understand I do not disagree with you, I also understand hockey at any level is still a business. Trust me if the three star selection throwing trinkets into the puts butts in the seats then both the league and the teams will do what works for them, and thats how it will be interperted as "intended".