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Galambos Scores Twice in Victory
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Lincoln, NE – Omaha scored three unanswered goals in the third period, pushing them past Lincoln 5-2 on Friday night at the Ice Box.
Zak Galambos scored his first goal in the USHL in the second period, and followed it up with his second in the third. It was the defenseman’s first career multi-goal game. Noah Cates has points in each of his last three games. Omaha tied a season high with three power play goals in the victory.
The scoring got started in the second period, with both teams netting a pair of goals. Just under a minute and a half into the period. Gustaf Westlund collected a rebound in front and knocked it past Ryan Kean to give the Stars the opening goal. Three and a half minutes later Filip Suchy created his own luck. After chipping the puck around the Stars defenseman Suchy found himself on a break-away. Unable to capitalize on the break-away Suchy drew a penalty shot. The alternate captain capitalized on the penalty shot, tucking a puck over the left pad of Primeau to tie the game at 1-1. Lincoln retook the lead just over halfway through regulation when Christian Krygier sent a blast from the top of the circle into the net. Omaha once again came back to tie the game before the end of period.
On the man-advantage Ben Lown swooped around the offensive zone twice before sending the puck back to the point. Zak Galambos wound up a slap shot that found its way through traffic and to the back of the net.
In the third period the Lancers would close the game out, netting three unanswered goals. Jack Randl started the scoring in the third when he tapped home the eventual game winner on the power play. Four minutes later Connor Marshall added the insurance goal. Alex Mehnert sprung Marshall free with long pass. The forward broke in and snapped a shot between Primeau’s legs giving Omaha a 4-2 lead. Zak Galambos would top off the night recording his first multi-goal game, with another blast from the point. Both Galambos’ goals came on the man-advantage.
Omaha finished the night three for seven on the power play, while holding Lincoln scoreless on nine chances.
Ryan Keane made 28 saves on 30 shots in the victory, his second in the USHL.
Omaha and Lincoln are back in action tomorrow night at Ralston Arena for Fan Appreciation Night, and both teams season finales.