Stars Steal Game 1 with 3-2 Overtime Win
WATERLOO, Iowa - The Lincoln Stars (3-1-0) gained the edge in the series with a 3-2 overtime win over the Waterloo Black Hawks (0-1-0) on Saturday night from Young Arena in Game 1 of the 2018 Western Conference Semifinals.
After a scoreless but fast-paced first period, both teams combined three goals in just 42 seconds during the early portion of the second period. Black Hawks forwards Ethan Johnson and Garrett Wait cashed in at 2:02 and 2:37, respectively, followed by answer from Stars forward Ashton Calder on a tap off the left post at 2:44, bring the scoring to a halt at 2-1 for the rest of the frame.
In the third period, Stars forward Josiah Slavin leveled the scoring at 5:37 with a shot off a rebound on the power play, tying the game at 2-2. Without an extra tally, both sides went to overtime where, for the second-straight game, Stars forward Paul Cotter netted the game-winning goal coming from the slot at 3:10, helping to take Game 1 with a 3-2 overtime win.
Stars netminder Derek Schaedig (3-0-0) halted 40 of 42 shots in the win, while Black Hawks goaltender Matej Tomek (0-1-0) stopped 30 of 33 shots. The Stars head to Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Black Hawks on Sunday, Apr. 22 at 5:05 p.m. from Young Arena. Coverage is available on 93.7 The Ticket, HockeyTV and Lincoln Stars Radio.
The Stars host Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals at the Ice Box this Wednesday and Thursday at 7:05 p.m. Enjoy All You Can Eat Hockey and reduced ticket prices by calling 402-474-7827, going to LincolnStars.com or stopping by the box office. Get your 2018-19 Stars Season Membership and All You Can Eat Hockey by calling 402-474-7827 and speaking with a Stars representative!
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