Stars explode against Lancers, win 7-2
Posted By: Sports
Coutesy: Lincoln Stars
Lincoln, Neb. – The Lincoln Stars completed a weekend sweep of the Omaha Lancers with a 7-2 win on Saturday in the Ice Box.
The Stars seven-goal explosion marked a season-high and improved their record to 17-11-3.
After killing a four-minute power play to start of the game, the Stars used momentum to create a few scoring chances and ultimately convert at 15:30 of the first. Henry Bowlby scored his team-leading 12th of the season on a rebound from Mike Gillespie’s shot. The 1-0 lead held at the first intermission.
The Stars pumped the Lancers in the second, starting with Justin Richards’ power play goal at 3:53 of the period. Richards would earn his second power play goal of the night shortly after the Lancers responded to make it 2-1. Richards’ second goal was his seventh of the season. One minute later, Brandon Schultz joined the action to make it 4-1 with a wrist shot from the left circle at 13:43 of the second. The goal marked Schultz’s seventh of the season.
Five minutes after the Stars built a four-goal lead, Gustaf Westlund jumped out of the penalty box and converted on a breakaway for his fourth of the year. Westlund’s fourth goal of the season made it 5-1 after two periods.
Ethen Frank scored twice in the third period to seal the victory for the Stars. Frank extended his five-game point streak with two goals and one assist. He has 11 goals this season.
Lincoln finished 3/6 on the power play and 5/5 on the penalty kill.
Cayden Primeau finished with 26 saves. Christian Evers had three assists. Sam Sternschein had an assist to push his point streak to six games.
The Stars mobile app is available in the iTunes and Google Play stores with "tap to buy" tickets, in-game push notifications and a rewards program that puts fans in the skates of a player. Download Now!