When: 7:05 p.m. Friday Where: Ralston Arena Radio: 1290 AM KKAR
Omaha scouting report: The Lancers’ first game with a record over .500 this season comes against rival Lincoln, which is one spot ahead of the fourth-place Lancers (11-10) in the USHL’s Western Conference. ... After Wednesday’s 2-1 victory over Fargo, the Lancers have played six consecutive one-goal games. They’re 5-1 in those games and 7-3 overall in one-goal games. ... Omaha goalie Alex Lyon improved to 8-9 on Wednesday and is ranked sixth in the USHL in goals-against average (2.62 per game). Only Dalton Izyk of the Indiana Ice — who has allowed 3.59 goals per game in 18 starts — has logged more time in net than the 1,030 minutes, 11 seconds Lyon has racked up in 17 games.
Lincoln scouting report: The Stars (11-5-1) have 23 standings points, one more than the Lancers. ... Forwards Will Suter and Eric Scheid lead all Lincoln players with 17 points apiece. ... After a 10-0 start, the Stars are 1-5-1 since Nov. 3. ... Lincoln has been impressive on the road, outscoring opponents 27-24 while posting a 5-3 record away from the Ice Box. ... Lincoln’s power play is 15th in the 16-team league at .107. The Stars are faring better in penalty kills, sitting at ninth with a .829 success rate.