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The loss dropped Lincoln's record to 15-29-5 (35 points) and they still occupy last place in the USHL western conference. Lincoln also has the worst record in the USHL.
The Stars are 1-6-0 in their last seven games played, and have been oustcored 11-2 in their last two games. Click here to view the current league standings.
I wasn't able to attend this game in person due to illness, and I didn't listen to the radio broadcast so this recap will be very brief. The main reason I wanted to post a recap article is to allow the fans to voice their comments. If you were at the game, please leave a comment below.
As I mentioned above, the Stars got out to a 1-0 lead early in the first period when Ludvig Hoff scored his 15th goal of the season at the 7:07 mark. Although they were outshot 13-5 in the opening twenty minutes, the Stars took the 1-0 lead into the first intermission.
As we've seen countless times this season, the Stars were outplayed, outscored, and outshot in the second period and quickly lost whatever momentum they had at the first intermission. The Storm outscored the Stars 3-0 in the second, and outshot them 16-7. For all intents and purposes, this game was over after the second period. Broken record.
In the third, the Storm scored three goals on five shots on goal to finish out the scoring.
Final shots on goal were 34-18 in favor of Tri-City. I'm trying to remember the last time a Stars team had less than 20 shots at home. Was it earlier this season? Edit: A little over a month ago on 2/6/15, Tri-City outshot Lincoln 50-16 at the IceBox.
I wasn't there at the game, so it's not fair for me to talk much further about what happened. I'll let the fans who were there leave a comment below.
This Friday the Stars will travel out to Kearney, NE to wrap up their eight-game regular season series against the Storm. On Saturday, the Stars will be back at the IceBox to face the Sioux Falls Stampede.
Thanks for reading. Go Stars.