Musketeers defeat Lincoln again and extend winning streak to eight games | Musketeers
LINCOLN, Neb.– Eight wins and counting.
The Sioux City Musketeers extended their winning streak to eight games on Saturday night, with a 5-1 win over Lincoln, the Muskies’ second victory in two nights against the Stars.
Ben Steeves started the scoring with a power-play goal for Sioux City at 15:09 of the first period, with an assist from defenseman Damien Carfagna.
Steeves scored again 23 seconds into the second period on another power play as the Muskies roared past the Stars, 2-0.
In the third period, Dylan James scored his fifth goal in two games, this one unassisted. James scored four goals in Sioux City’s 7-4 win over Lincoln on Friday as his mother watched from the stands.
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His Saturday goal came at 4:03 of the third and gave Sioux City a 3-0 lead.
Tabor Heaslip made it 4-0 at 16:36 in the third with an unassisted goal, but Lincoln’s offense finally responded 23 seconds later.
At 4:59 p.m., Doug Grimes scored for the Stars, with assists from Antonio Fernandez and Yu Sato, to make it a 4-1 game.
Garrett Brown scored the last goal of the night for Sioux City at 19:59 in the third, to secure a 5-1 win for the Musketeers.
Sioux City took 23 total shots in the game and went 2 for 5 on the power play, while Lincoln took 27 total shots and went 0 for 6 on the PPOs.
Muskies goaltender Alex Tracy made 26 saves in 27 chances.
The Musketeers are now 35-14 this season, good for second place in the USHL Western Conference. Sioux City returns home Sunday, for a 3:05 p.m. game against Sioux Falls.