LANCERS VS. STARS
Fan Appreciation Night
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Omaha and Lincoln wrap up their seasons on Saturday night at Ralston Arena.
Last Time Out:
A three goal third period helped the Lancers skate past the Stars on Friday night in the Ice Box, 5-2. Omaha trailed both 1-0, and 2-1 in the second period but both times managed to find an answer for the Lincoln goals.
After Lincoln opened the scoring Filip Suchy became the second Lancer to successfully convert on a penalty shot this season joining Cole Gallant. Prior to Gallant’s penalty shot goal on March 3 the Lancers had not scored on a penalty shot since the 2011-12 season. Zak Galambos’ first goal of the season tied the game at 2-2 before the second intermission.
In the third period the Omaha power play scored a pair of goals thanks to Jack Randl and Galambos, claiming the lead for good. Connor Marshall sandwiched an even strength goal between the two man-up tallies to give Omaha the victory.
Overall the Omaha power play tied a season high scoring three goals on the night. Ryan Kean notched his second win, making 28 saves.
Joining the Scoring:
Defenseman Zak Galambos became the 25th player to score for Omaha this season in the second period. When the defenseman added a second goal in the third he became the 15th player to record a multipoint game for the Lancers this season. Galambos had six assists on the season prior to Friday night, but had not scored in 24 games.
Forward Jack Randl also scored a power play tally in the third period. The forward has three goals in his last four games, giving him nine goals on the season. Randl’s linemates Filip Suchy and Noah Cates has also seen production boost in the last three games. Suchy has record five points (2g, 3a) over the last two games while Cates has four points (2g, 2a) in his last three.
Friday at the Ice Box the Lancers power play tied season highs for both power play goals scored in a period (2) and power play goals scored in a game (3), and set a season high for power play attempts in a road game (7).
The Lancer power play has scored at least once in five of the last seven games going 7-for-35 (20%) over that stretch.
Omaha’s penalty kill held the Stars power play scoreless in nine opportunities on Friday night as well. During the same seven game stretch as the power play the Omaha penalty kill has killed off 30-of-35 (85.7%) man-advantages, allowing goals in only two different games.