November 13, 2017 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Lincoln Stars
Paul Cotter scores two including game-winner, Stars score four-unanswered in comeback
LINCOLN, Neb. - The Lincoln Stars (5-4-0-0) rallied with four-unanswered goals to come back in an eventual 5-4 overtime win over the Sioux Falls Stampede (4-4-3-2) on Saturday night from the Ice Box.
The Stampede scored three goals in the first period starting with a 2-on-1 converted by forward Adam Dawe at 5:52 to take the 1-0 lead followed by a rebound touch by forward Kevin Conley at 8:41, which doubled the lead, 2-0. Sioux Falls added one more at 15:31 on a centering pass to forward Mitchell Mattson, giving the road side a 3-0 lead.
An opposing power play led the Stars to begin their comeback effort at 9:00 when Stars forward Ashton Calder took away a puck shorthanded and fed captain Dominick Mersch for his first shorthanded goal of the year to put the Stars on the board, 3-1. Despite some controversy, Stars forward Paul Cotter just snuck a rebound inside the right post at 14:51 to draw the Stars within one, 3-2.
The Stars broke through in the third period with two more starting at 2:27 on a shot from defenseman Atte Tuliara from the right point followed by a rebound goal from forward Casey Dornbach at 5:02 to take their first lead, 4-3. With the extra attacker, Stampede forward Nolan Walker sent the game to overtime at 4-4. At 1:40 of overtime, Stars forward Paul Cotter knocked in a rebound by the netminder's pad to seal the 5-4 win.
Stars goaltender Derek Schaedig (2-1-0) earned the win, saving 10 of 11 shots in relief, while Stampede netminder Mikhail Berdin (4-3-3) halted 40 of 45 shots in the loss. The Stars host the Fargo Force at the Ice Box on Friday, Nov. 17 at 7:35 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 402-474-7827 or online at LincolnStars.com. Coverage begins 13 minutes prior to faceoff on 93.7 The Ticket, HockeyTV and Lincoln Stars Radio.
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