Saturday: Sioux City 2, Lincoln 1.
What went wrong: The Stars outshot Sioux City 40-29 in Sioux City, Iowa, but it was the final shot by Sioux City's leading goal scorer, Cole Koepke, on a breakaway with 1.9 seconds remaining that proved to be the difference.
It's the second time in two seasons the Musketeers have been able to score the go-ahead goal in the final moments against the Stars, with last season's victory coming at the Ice Box on Dec. 30, 2016 with 1:03 remaining.
Through two periods, Lincoln held a 31-19 shot advantage but Sioux City capitalized just past midway in the second frame.
Lincoln's power play has been strong of late, scoring in five straight games coming into Saturday, but finished 0-for-5 with two of the chances coming in the first five minutes of regulation as the Stars fell below .500 (11-12-0) to end the 2017 schedule.
What went right: Phillippe Lapointe knotted the score at 1-1 just 65 seconds into the third period, and the USHL's fourth-best penalty kill unit killed off all five Sioux City power-play chances.
Next: Lincoln returns to the Ice Box to face the Madison Capitols at 7:30 p.m. Friday.