December 6, 2017 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Lincoln Stars
LINCOLN, Neb. - The Lincoln Stars (9-6-0-0) excelled on special teams with three tallies, helping push past the Green Bay Gamblers (8-8-2-0) 5-1 on Saturday night at the Ice Box.
An early power play led to the Stars scoring the opening goal and sending the teddy bears on the ice. At 2:27, Stars forward Devlin McCabe jammed home a shot at the left post to take the 1-0 lead. The Gamblers answered back at 13:56 with a shot from Jesse Jacques at the left circle to level the score, 1-1.
Special teams became a factor for the Stars in the second period, scoring on either side of a power play. At 11:14, Stars forward Casey Dornbach ripped a shot from outside the right circle to take back the lead, 2-1. With the Stars on the penalty kill, forward Ashton Calder earned a turnover and walked the puck in for a shorthanded goal at 15:09 to double the lead, 3-1.
The Stars earned two more in the third period on even strength. At 11:52, Stars forward Dominick Mersch ran up the right side and slotted a shot through the goaltender to take a 4-1 lead. McCabe added a second tally at 16:45 with a backhanded shot off the left post to send the Stars off with a 5-1 win.
Stars goaltender Tomá=A1 Vomá=C4=8Dka (5-5-0) stopped 23 of 24 shots in the win, while Gamblers netminder Jake Begley (0-3-1) saved 27 of 32 shots in the loss. The Stars welcome back the Tri-City Storm on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7:05 p.m. from the Ice Box. Tickets are available by calling 402-474-7827 or going to LincolnStars.com. Coverage begins 13 minutes prior to faceoff on 93.7 The Ticket, HockeyTV and Lincoln Stars Radio.
Season tickets for the 2017-2018 season are now available by calling 402-474-7827. The Stars mobile app is also 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.
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Special Teams Benefits Stars in 5-1 Win