Tuesday, November 16, 2010

B³ Postgame Recap 11/16: Lincoln 8, Tri-City 0

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow.  That's eight "wow's" for every goal scored by the Lincoln Stars tonight. :)

The Lincoln Stars pulled out the heavy guns Tuesday night in Kearney, as the black and blue unloaded both barrels on the Tri-City Storm and won their fifth straight game, 8-0.  Kevin Murdock stopped all 28 shots he faced and recorded his second straight shutout against the Storm.  The win by Murdock was also his 5th straight. 

Let's recap the scoring bonanza:

In the first period, the Stars got on the board early when Garrett Peterson scored his second goal of the season five minutes into the game to give Lincoln the 1-0 lead.  Assisting on the goal by Petey was Ryan Dzingel.  Petey has played two games this season, both against the Storm, and has scored in each game.  The Stars rounded out the scoring in the first period when Josh Berge scored a PP goal with less than eight minutes remaining against his former team.  Cole Martin and Eric Scheid collected "apples" on the Berge goal.  At the end of the first period, the Stars were in control, leading 2-0.  Stars outshot the Storm 17-10 in the first.

In what was described on air by Stars radio announcer Mike Melbye as possibly the most dominant 20 minute period in Stars franchise history, Lincoln would score an amazing six unanswered goals in the second period and suck the life out of the Viaero Event Center.  Instead of me babbling about each goal, I think it would be easier (and much more fun to see) if I listed all of the goals scored and when they occurred.  Here we go:

0:23 Goal - John McCarron (unassisted) = Stars lead 3-0
6:41 Goal - Jared Hanson (Ben Oskroba, Dominik Shine) = Stars lead 4-0
8:33 Goal - Brent Tate (Sam Alfieri, Kyle Quick) = Stars lead 5-0
11:44 Goal - Ryan Dzingel (PP) (Sam Alfieri, Garrett Peterson) = Stars lead 6-0
12:54 Goal - Jared Hanson (Jake Lynes, Frank Misuraca) = Stars lead 7-0
19:34 Goal - Andrew Schmit (Ryan Dzingel, Garrett Peterson) = Stars lead 8-0

Whew!  Six unanswered goals by the Stars in the second period alone.  Simply amazing.  Incredibly, the Stars did not score in the third period, as I think at that point they took the pedal off the gas, and who knows...maybe they felt sorry for the Storm at that point.

Jared Hanson second goal of the night, scored at the 12:54 mark of the second period, was goal #3,000 in Stars franchise history!  Congrats to Jared!  Top point-getters for Lincoln in this game was Ryan Dzingel and Garrett Peterson, who both finished with 3 points on the night.  Both players finished with one goal and two assists against the Storm.  Frank Misuraca finished +4 on the night, which lead all players.  Brent Tate and Jared Hanson also scored their first USHL goals tonight.  Nice to see those two get on the board.

The Stars finished 2-for-5 on the powerplay, while the Storm were 0-for-4 with the man-advantage.  Lincoln outshot the Storm, 38-28.  Not much more to say about this one, folks.  Just an ole fashioned butt-whuppin'.  In the last two games against the Storm, the Stars have outscored Tri-City, 11-0.

Oh yeah, with the win the Stars are now 7-5-0 (14 points) on the season, and all alone in fifth place in the USHL West Division, ahead of teams such as the Tri-City Storm and the Omaha Lancers.  Life is good.

Stars return to action this Friday night against the Sioux City Musketeers at the IceBox where they will be looking for their sixth straight win.  More on that matchup later in the week.  Enjoy the win!  Go Stars!


Unknown said...

It's Tate's First Regular Season Goal, But Not His First USHL Goal, As He Got One During The Winter Classic...

Yeti said...

That is true, but technically that goal doesn't count towards his USHL career stats. It was just an exhibition game. Same goes with Jared Hanson.

Like I said, glad to see both get on the scoring sheet.

Kassee said...

The guys played great tonight! Had some quality scoring chances there at the end but were helping Doc get his shutout! Doc had some AMAZING saves tonight. They played great as a team tonight which shows when you look at the score sheet and see all of the different players that contributed tonight. Great job to the whole team and can't wait until Friday!!!

StarzFan said...

Sooo happy we made the drive out to Kearney, the game was a blast! We got there a few minutes late and were surprised to find the Stars already up by a goal. Things just got better from there. We even got to see a Hartzell like tantrum from Pinkston.

The whole team was amazing, and the intensity during the third period was wonderful to see, especially since it would have been so easy to let up at that point.

I'm sure we are all very proud of our guys.
Go Stars!

rightwinger31 said...

Hmmm . . . I don't mean to pile on Jimmy, but is it a coincidence that the team rose from the ashes when Chad Johnson resumed his duties? Maybe it's just the kids getting to know each other and catching up with the speed of the league. Whatever it is, Go Stars!

Yeti said...

Please, no piling on. No reason for that.