Saturday: Lincoln 4, Omaha 2.
What went right: A second-period goal by newly acquired Logan Jenuwine and an empty-netter from Cole Krygier helped the Lincoln Stars pick up their first victory over a Nebraska team this season. Lincoln was a combined 0-9-1 against the Omaha and Tri-City Storm before Saturday's victory over the Lancers. Lincoln coach Cody Chupp talked about channeling frustrations from Friday, a 4-3 Friday loss to Omaha, and using it Saturday. Lincoln started fast with a 2-0 lead with a power-play goal from Josiah Slavin and Ashton Calder's ninth of the season in the first period. Tomas Vomacka bounced back from Friday's loss, stopping 20 of 22 shots.
What went wrong: The Stars took two late penalties, but unlike the same situation Friday, this time no damage was done as the Stars held on. After Lincoln took a two-goal lead, Omaha, the top team in the USHL and Western Conference, did not blink, scoring back-to-back power-play goals in the first period. Filip Suchy, who scored Omaha's game-winner Friday, knotted the score 2-2 with a pair of goals on the man-advantage.
Next: Lincoln hosts Dubuque at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ice Box.