Saturday, March 5, 2011

B³ Postgame Recap 3/5: Lincoln 3, Sioux City 6

This "recap" is going to be very, very short.  I wasn't in attendance, and I was unable to listen to any of the game on the radio, so I don't have much to add.  Stars fall 6-3 on the road tonight against the Sioux City Musketeers.  Click here to view the Pointstreak boxscore.  With the loss, Lincoln is now 23-19-5 (51 points) and are still in fifth place in the USHL Western Conference.  Click here to see how tight the western conference standings are.  Only four points now separates the Stars from last place in the west.


The Stars scored one goal in each period tonight, but it was not enough as the Muskies scored two in the first, one in the second, and three in the third to beat Lincoln 6-3.  Garrett Peterson (PP), Richie Coyne (his first as a member of the Lincoln Stars), and Ryan Dzingel (PP) all scored for the Stars tonight.  Garrett Peterson has now scored one goal in each of his last three games, and his 20 regular season goals leads the team.

Lincoln was out-shot 31-19 by the Musketeers, and the Stars went 2-for-5 on the PP.  Stars goaltender Lukas Hafner stopped 25 of 30 shots in the loss (the last SC goal was an empty-net tally).

I hope to hear from all of the Lincoln fans who made the trek to Sioux City tonight.  The Tyson Events Center has not been kind to the Stars these past few years, and it appears tonight was no different.  Not a great weekend at all for the Stars.  After the third period collapse last night at home against Sioux Falls, I had hoped the Stars would have come out with more energy and purpose tonight against the Muskies, but that didn't happen.  

The Stars will be back on the ice this Tuesday night at the IceBox against the Omaha Lancers.  

Go Stars. 

5 comments:

lincolnfan said...

wow. just not a good weekend for the Stars. seemed to fall apart and went back to being lazy and not playing with the kind of intensity that we need to play with. we've shown we can beat the best teams in the league and can play with that grit, but we didn't show that this weekend. not much really to be said; just have to move on... no reason to dwell on these losses. obviously was just an off weekend for the team.

Sam I am said...

The first period didn't seem too bad, the Stars just looked a little "bus" lagged. The second and third periods were pretty bad. I hate to say it, but the goals that Lincoln scored were more of a lucky bounce than hard work. The whole team looked out of sorts, like this game didn't matter. The line changes were even slow and unorganized. It's too bad that they can't play with a little more consistency from game to game. I know this sounds a little harsh, but I guess that I expect a little more from this team. As Lincolnfan said, just need to move on...

MuskiesFan4Ever said...

I was wondering... when Shine dropped the gloves with Sioux City player Herbert near the end of the 1st period Shine, Herbert got in a couple of good shots so then Shine grabbed a fist full of Herbert's hair and started pulling Herbert around by his hair... is hair pulling a usual fighting "tactic" of Shine's?

In over 30 years of watching USHL hockey I don’t think I’ve ever seen a player resort to hair pulling during a fight… not saying it hasn’t happened, just a first for me see. I’ve seen head butts, knees, elbows, and even kicking but don’t think I’ve EVER seen hair pulling in a fight… until now.

And it was no accident either… at first I thought Shine didn’t realize he had a fist full of hair and maybe thought he had a hold of a jersey but after pulling Herbert’s head around by his hair several times it started to become apparent Shine knew what he had a hold of. Then after Shine pulled Herbert down to the ice by his hair Shine finally let go or lost his grip on Herbert’s hair. Refs came in and held Herbert to the ice and started to pull Shine off Herbert and Shine again reached down and grabbed another fist full of Herbert’s hair and started pulling.

Yeti said...

MuskiesFan4Ever,

I wasn't at the game, so I can't add a lot. I have seen photos and video of the fight, and it certainly appears that Shine pulled some hair. I can't say I've ever seen Shine pull hair in a fight before. It's certainly not a "tactic" of his.

I've seen hair-pulling in NHL fights, but not at the USHL level, from what I can remember.

MuskiesFan4Ever said...

Use the following link to view photos from the game...

http://musketeersforum.com/gallery/v/Musketeers_2010_2011_Season/20110305Lincoln/