Sunday, January 16, 2011

B³ Postgame Recap 1/15: Cedar Rapids 5, Lincoln 3

Courtesy of Brandon Anderson
The visiting Cedar Rapids Roughriders rallied with four goals in the third period Saturday night at the IceBox to come from behind and beat the Lincoln Stars by a score of 5-3.  The loss snapped Lincoln's three-game winning streak.  Click here to view the Pointstreak boxscore.  With the defeat, the Stars dropped to 14-14-1 (29 points), and are still in eighth place in the USHL Western Conference.

I was not able to attend this game, nor was I able to listen to the radio broadcast, so my "recap" is going to be very, very brief.  I'm counting on all of you were who in attendance to leave a comment describing how the game went.  Going off of the Pointstreak boxscore, the Stars had a 3-1 lead going into the third period thanks to goals from Ben Oskroba, Sam Alfieri, and Dominik Shine (PP).  Lincoln's two-goal lead disappeared quickly in the third as the Roughriders stormed back with four unanswered goals, including an empty-net goal, to beat the Stars 5-3.  The Roughriders just about doubled up the Stars in shots on goal, 42-22.

I'd really like to hear from all of you now.  What went wrong in that third period?  I can't remember the last time the Stars gave up more than 40 shots on goal at home.  I doubt it has happened this season.

The Stars will return to the IceBox next week for a rare Wednesday night matchup against the Sioux City Musketeers.

Go Stars.


lincolnfan said...

the Stars played great in the 1st and 2nd period, but just seemed to be content with the score going into the 3rd. they played like they really wanted to win in the 1st and 2nd periods, but in the 3rd they let up and gave CR too many opportunities, and CR took advantage of that. we were on defense for probably 80% of the 3rd period and did not have really any good scoring opportunities. CR had 5 powerplays in the game, Lincoln had 2. i guess those numbers aren't really that bad, but the officiating seemed very one-sided to me. i also wonder about CR's 1st goal... the net appeared to be off before the "goal" was signaled and the ref (Anderson) was not in a position to see if the puck actually went into the net. the goal judge did not signal a goal (the red light was never on). so i don't know. that being said, you have to give CR credit for coming out strong in the 3rd period. they played like they wanted to win, and they obviously wanted it more than we did. at least we got a win on Friday night, we just have to move on and get another streak going. we still have lots of home games coming up that we can take advantage of.

MacAttack said...

Cedar Rapids overall team speed is something to look at here too. they are really fast and were able to get to pucks quicker than the Stars. but it did look to me like the Stars didn't play with the same intensity that 3rd period as the previous 2.

Sam I am said...

It was really too bad that the Stars let up in the third, from the way it looked. I really thought they had one. Maybe they thought they had that one as well and were looking to just get through the third period. That kind of game just goes to show that you can not let up no matter who you are playing. I hope the Stars learned that one and don't fall into that trap again.

That said, I though the Stars fought hard and played some of their best hockey in the first and second period. I think they might have taken a couple of those goals for granted at how quickly they came in the second. Murdock should have gotten the first star they way he was playing. I figure that two of the goals against were a result of the defense letting up some. But that is the way it goes some times, get 'em in the next game!