Lincoln uses shootout to best Tri-City, 3-2 (1-0 SO)
Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Lincoln Stars defeated the Tri-City Storm in a shootout 3-2 (1-0 SO).The shootout lasted for 12 attempts between the teams.
Lincoln came back from a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. The Stars trailed 2-0 after a goal by Tri-City's Tim Lappin at 6:03 in the first period. Lincoln knotted things up at 2-2 on a goal by Will Suter at 17:04 in the second period.
In the losing effort, the Storm were led by Lappin, who racked up two goals. Lappin scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 5:38 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Tri-City. Tri-City had taken the advantage when the Stars' Zachary Aston-Reese got sent off for charging. Trevor Moore picked up the assist. Lappin's next tally on the power play made the score Tri-City with 13:57 left in the first period. Tim Bonner provided the assist.
By firing 33 shots on goal, Lincoln exceeded the 28.3 shots it averages per game this year.
The Stars were led by Zach Frye, who registered one goal and one assist. Frye scored 8:03 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Tri-City. Jake Wood assisted on the tally. In addition, Lincoln received assists from Ross Olsson and Max Coatta, who each chipped in one.
The Storm put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Lincoln to score on any of its three power plays.
More assists for Tri-City came via Michael Vecchione and Ryan Ivey, who contributed one a piece.
The Stars' Jackson Teichroeb stopped 26 shots out of the 28 that he faced. Lincoln incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Christian Frey rejected 30 shots on goal for Tri-City. The Storm incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.