7:05 p.m. Friday at Lincoln 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Tri-City 1290 AM KOIL
Scouting Omaha: The Lancers (2216-4) have a chance to improve their position in the Western Conference with games against the two teams ahead of them. Omaha has 48 standings points compared to 53 for Lincoln and 50 for Tri-City. ... Omaha is 10-8-1 in road games. ... Left wing Nick Rivera is on a 10-game point streak with nine goals and four assists. He also is second on the team with 33 points (20 goals, 13 assists). ... Center Josh French leads the Lancers in points with 35 (11 goals, 24 assists) and is on a seven-game scoring streak.
Scouting Lincoln: The first-place Stars (26-18-1) are 14-8 at home. ... Since being traded to the Stars, Tanner Laczynski has scored six points (four goals, two assists) in four games. ... When leading after two periods, Lincoln is 20-2-1.
Scouting Tri-City: The Storm (20-1210) have earned 20 percent of their standings points in overtime and shootout losses. ... Tri-City has the worst home record in the league at 5-6-6. The Storm play 13 of their final 18 games at home. ... Forward Carson Meyer has three goals in his last three games. ... Goalie Jake Kielly is third in the USHL with a goals-against average of 2.25.