Wednesday, April 17, 2013

B³ Postgame Recap: Lincoln 4, Sioux Falls 0

Will Suter scored two goals, and Michael Bitzer stopped all 43 shots he faced to propel the Lincoln Stars to a 4-0 shutout win over the Sioux Falls Stampede tonight in game two of their first-round playoff series.  The win tonight evened the series at 1-1, and ensured the Stars will play games four and five at the IceBox this Friday and Saturday night.

Click here to view the Poinstreak boxscore.

I've got to get some sleep, so this recap will be very brief.  I will try to update it tomorrow (Thu) when I have more time.  If you'd like to leave a comment, please do so below.

Scoring for the Stars tonight was Will Suter (two goals including the game-winner), Justin Woods, and Zach Aston-Reese.  Sioux Falls gave all three stars of the game to Lincoln players: Michael Bitzer (1st star), Will Suter (2nd star), ZAR (3rd star).

The Stars came out very flat in this game, but Bitzer kept the team in it with some timely saves.  Lincoln played much better in the second and third periods and were able to solve Stampede Charlie Lindgren in a big way.

Shots were 43-33 in favor of the Stampede.  Lincoln played great on the PK as Sioux Falls was blanked on the PP, going 0-for-6.

The last time a Stars goaltender pitched a shutout in the playoffs was way back on April 8th, 2006 when Bryan Hogan stopped all 41 shots to beat the Omaha Lancers by a score of 1-0.

More tomorrow when I have more time!  If you don't already have them, buy those tickets for Friday and Saturday night.  The Stars need every advantage they can get from the home crowd at the IceBox.  Time to step up and be loud for the boys!

Go Stars.

Edit:  Video highlights from game two are posted below.

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