Monday, January 26, 2015

B³ Pregame Report: Lincoln Stars vs. Tri-City Storm

The Lincoln Stars will travel to the Viaero Event Center in Kearney, NE this Tuesday evening for a midweek tilt against the Tri-City Storm who are riding a six-game winning streak.

Puck drops at 7:05pm CST.

If you can't make it out to Kearney, you can follow the boxscore online via Pointstreak, listen to Stars radio announcer Mike Melbye on 93.7 FM "The Ticket," or watch the game live on FASTHockey for a fee.

The Stars are 12-17-5 (29 points) and are in seventh place in the USHL western conference, two points ahead of the eighth place Waterloo Blackhawks and eight points behind the sixth place Fargo Force.  Click here to view the current league standings.

This will be the third of eights meetings between these two teams in the 2014-15 regular season.  The Stars are 0-2-0 in the previous two contests against the Storm this season.  Both of those games were decided by one goal.

In the last meeting, the Storm squeaked by the Stars in Kearney by the score of 2-1.

Tri-City comes into this mid-week matchup with a record of 20-10-5 (45 points) and are tied for second place in the USHL western conference standings with the Omaha Lancers.  The Storm have a very impressive home record of 12-3-2 and are riding a current four-game home winning streak.

The Storm sport the top powerplay unit in the entire USHL, clicking at 25.19%.  Their penalty kill unit is the 7th best in the USHL with a rating o 82.91%.  Very, very good special teams for Tri-City.

Tough task for the Stars this Tuesday evening in Kearney, but every game is going to be this tough from here on out.  Lincoln's four-game road swing started off well with a quality win in Madison against the Capitols, so let's hope it ends well with a victory against the Storm.  It would be nice for Lincoln to head into the upcoming seven-game homestand with a little momentum and a win under their belt.

Thanks for reading.  Go Stars.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Go Stars!!