Tuesday: Sioux Falls 8, Lincoln 4.
What went wrong: The Stars surrendered the first eight goals of the game, and their rally was far too little, far too late in a loss at Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Stampede uncorked 15 shots in the first period and scored on four of them, then added three more goals in the second period. Nate Schweitzer and Luke Toporowski each had two goals. Sioux Falls got its first four goals past Stars goaltender Ryan Ouellette, then the next four against Aidan McCarthy, including Toporowski's second goal that made it 8-0. Sioux Falls scored on both of its power plays.
What went right: Nikolai Mayorov scored at the 4:55 mark of the third period to get Lincoln on the board, then the Stars found the net with a flurry of three goals in a little more than 2 minutes of action. Gleb Veremyev, Yu Sato and Jack O'Leary — who had assisted when Mayorov broke the ice — all scored. Lincoln ended up outshooting Sioux Falls 38-37.
Up next: The Stars host the Waterloo Black Hawks at the Ice Box at 7 p.m. Friday.