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Third Period Gets Away from Stars as They Fall 6-0 to Fargo

March 30, 2019 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Lincoln Stars News Release

Lincoln, NE - The Stars took on the Fargo Force Saturday night at the Ice Box.

Lincoln skated well in the first, dictating much of tempo through the opening 20 minutes. The Stars fired 10 shots at their former goaltender Tyler Johnson, but Johnson was up to the task, stopping each chance sent his way. Lincoln went 0-for-2 on the power play but generated pressure on their opportunities, helping build momentum on offense. Fargo's forecheck managed just seven shots on goal, and one chance in front while Samuel Hlavaj was caught out of the net. A surefire goal was robbed by a lunging Samuli Niinisaari, preserving the 0-0 tie at the end of the first period.

The beginning of the second period followed an eerily similar script to last night's middle frame against Des Moines. Coming off an unsuccessful power play that bridged the first and second period, Fargo kicked their attack into high gear, taking the first nine shots of the frame. Samuel Hlavaj withstood the repeated chances against, long enough for the Stars to push back in the second half of the stanza. Over the final six minutes of the period, the Stars forced Tyler Johnson to make several stops on quality chances, but could not find the twine. At the end of two, the score was still knotted at zero.

The third broke the Force's way early and often. In a span of four minutes and eight seconds, Fargo added four goals. Ben Meyers, Jeremy Davidson, Kaden Bohlsen, and Libor Zabransky found the twine to propel the Force onward in the final frame. Jacob Mucitelli came in for Samuel Hlavaj at 7:18 following Zabransky's goal. He performed admirably, stopping the explosive duo of Ben Meyers and Hank Crone on three separate occasions, but was bested twice in the final three minutes. The first came when Davidson beat the defense back for his second of the night, followed by Faremouth scoring on a power play with six seconds to spare. At the horn, the Stars fell 6-0.

Lincoln will hit the road Tuesday for a game in Sioux Falls at 7:05 pm before returning home on Friday, April 5th for Non-Profit Night and Saturday, April 6th for two games against the Central Illinois Flying Aces. Both home games are set for 7:05 pm.

A full promo schedule for the remaining Stars home games this season can be found here. Enjoy All You Can Eat Hockey at single home games by purchasing a group of five or more, or grab one of our multi-game memberships to secure the same seat each game. Parking is completely FREE this season!

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