Posted 26 days ago ago by Kendall Grayson
Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm hit the road again tonight following a 4-1 loss to Des Moines on Saturday night. Tonight’s game in Lincoln will be the second game of a four game road trip for Tri-City. The Storm play in Sioux City on Friday night, and Sioux Falls on Saturday. The Storm are 2-0 this season vs. Lincoln, and have outscored the Stars by a 9-1 margin.
Opponent: Lincoln Stars
Game Time: 7:05 PM CT
Broadcast: Watch: HockeyTV Listen: The Breeze 94.5 FM or Online
The Storm look to return to their winning ways tonight in a road game vs. rival Lincoln. Saturday night’s loss to Des Moines was only the third of the season for the Storm. So far during the 2017-2018 campaign, the Storm have responded with wins following each of their two prior losses. Tri-City has recorded two home wins vs. Lincoln so far on the season with a 3-0 win on October 21st, and a 6-1 win on October 27th at the Viaero Center.
Lincoln is currently 6th in the Western Conference and 12th in the USHL with a 6-4 record through 10 games. The Stars are 15th in the USHL in goals scored this season. Only 31 goals have been scored by this season by Lincoln, but the Stars have held their opponents to just 29 total goals scored. This is 2nd best only to the Tri-City Storm who have given up a total of 20 goals in 13 games played.
The Stars will be without two key players tonight as Austen Long and Christian Krygier each serve suspensions. Austen Long was suspended by the USHL for one game following a game misconduct “Abuse of an Official” call against him in last Friday night’s 3-0 win over Fargo for the Stars. Christian Krygier was also suspended one game by the USHL for a game misconduct “Obscene Gestures” call against him during the 2nd period of Friday’s game.
The Stars are led by Casey Dornbach who has 9 points on the season. Paul Cotter leads all Lincoln players with 5 goals scored on the year.
Tri-City enters tonight’s matchup with Tyler Ward, Connor McMenamin, and Bryan Yoon leading the team with 9 points. Adam Goodsir leads the team with 4 goals, and Bryan Yoon leads the Storm with 9 assists. Filip Larsson leads the USHL in several goaltending categories including Wins, Save Percentage, Goals Against Average, Goals Allowed, and Shutouts. The Storm goaltender has a 9-2 record on the season, a .950 Save Percentage, and a 1.29 Goals Against Average. Larsson has three shutouts on the season and has only allowed a total of 14 goals in 11 games played.
The Storm power play enters tonight’s matchup ranked 7th in the USHL, converting on 20.0% of its opportunities. The Tri-City penalty kill is #1 in the USHL with a success rate of 88.4%.
Tonight’s game can be heard on The Breeze 94.5FM and seen live online via HockeyTV. Puck drop is at 7:05 PM CT. The Viaero Wireless pregame show will begin at 6:45 PM