Saturday, December 17, 2011

B³ Postgame Recap 12/16: Lincoln 4, Dubuque 5

A third period comeback by Lincoln came up just short last night in Dubuque, as the hometown Fighting Saints hung on to a 5-4 victory over the Stars.  Click here to view the Pointstreak boxscore.

With the loss, Lincoln dropped to 15-8-1 (31 points) but the Stars are still in sole possession of first place in the USHL Western Conference.  The second place Omaha Lancers, who lost 7-1 to the Fargo Force last night, are right behind the Stars with 30 points.  Click here to view the USHL standings.

I only listened to the radio broadcast of this game, so this recap will be short.  If you watched the game on FASTHockey and you'd like to leave a comment, please do so below.

For the most part, this game was lost by the Stars in the first period.  Before they could blink, the Stars found themselves down 2-0 in the first five minutes of the game.  In total, Lincoln surrendered four goals to Dubuque in the first twenty minutes and found themselves down 4-2 at the first intermission.  Dubuque would add a fifth goal in the second period, so the Stars had a three goal deficit (5-2) going into the third period.

In the third, goals from Kevin Roy and Brent Tate pulled the Stars to within one goal at 5-4, but that would be as close as Lincoln would get to tying the game.  Stars have their five-game road win streak snapped by the Saints, who extended their home winning streak to seven games.

Stars outshot the Fighting Saints overall, 26 to 24.  Lincoln finished the game 1-for-3 on the powerplay, while the Saints went 0-for-5 with the man advantage.  Dubuque did score one shorthanded goal in this game, which was the first SH goal the Stars have surrendered this season.  Jackson Teichroeb stopped 19 of 24 shots in the loss.

Kevin Roy and Brent Tate each scored two goals for the Stars to lead the scoring charge for Lincoln.  Roy, who now has scored 37 points (20g, 17a) in 24 games, continues to hold the top spot in scoring in the USHL.

The Stars will travel to Green Bay, Wisconsin tonight to take on the Gamblers, who are considered by many to be the top team in the USHL right now.  However, the Gamblers lost a rare game last night at home to the Youngstown Phantoms by a score of 5-3.  Before the loss last night to the Phantoms, the Gamblers had not lost in regulation in 13 straight games.  In fact, they had a record of 12-0-1 in those thirteen games.  The Stars will certainly have their work cut out for them if they want to earn two points tonight, and finish strong before the holiday break.

Go Stars.

1 comment:

Yeti said...

Also, we will not be doing a live chat for the game tonight. I think I'm going to stop doing the chats for awhile, due to the fact that only a few people are participating. It can be a lot of work to run the chats, and the work we put into them isn't worth it if only a few people participate.