With the loss, the Stars dropped to 10-1-0 (20 points) on the season. Because of Waterloo's 5-3 loss to the Des Moines Buccaneers tonight, both the Stars and the Blackhawks are still tied for first place in the USHL Western Conference. Click here to view the updated USHL standings.
I don't have much time tonight to write up a full recap, so I'll edit this article tomorrow morning with more info.
Scoring for the Stars tonight was Will Suter, Paul LaDue, and Ross Olsson. All of Lincoln's three goals came in the first period.
Definitely an ugly game for both teams, especially the Stars. Lincoln outshot Fargo 42-28 overall, but the Force made the most of their offensive opportunities in this game. It was certainly not a goaltending clinic tonight.
Lincoln's woes with the man-advantage continued tonight as the Stars went 0-for-5 on the powerplay. "Anemic" is a good word to describe the Stars' PP unit right now. Statistically, they are dead last in the USHL in powerplay percentage. Amazingly, Lincoln has scored more shorthanded goals (5) through 11 games played than powerplay goals (3). The Stars had plenty of chances tonight to get back into the game with a powerplay goal, but it just didn't happen.
Regardless of the loss, we're all still proud of the players on the team for playing so well during the streak. I suppose a new 10-game winning streak can start next Friday night at the IceBox against the Cedar Rapids Roughriders.
If you were at the game tonight, or watching on FASTHockey from home, I'd love to hear your opinions. Please leave a comment below!
Again, I'll update this tomorrow with a full recap when I have more time.