Huskies Offense Shines Again in 4-1 Win Over #6 Omaha

Robby Jackson unloads a wrsit shot past UNO's Kirk Thompson in the first period  (Photo Prout)

Robby Jackson unloads a wrist shot past UNO’s Kirk Thompson in the first period (Photo Prout)

Robby Jackson scored twice and Charlie Lindgren was rock-solid in goal as the #7 Huskies defeated #6 Omaha at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center on Friday. This was the Huskies eighth win in nine games and allowed them to maintan co-leadership in the NCHC with UND.
Jackson earned his fourth goal of the year at 14:34 of the first period with assists to Kalle Kossila and Will Borgen. Borgen made a nice play holding the puck inside the UNO blue line and then steered the puck to Kossila. Kossila fed Jackson who took a couple of strides and then wristed the puck high past Omaha’s Kirk Thompson for the only goal of period one. SCSU was outshot 9-8 in the period.
SCSU added another goal a mere 44 seconds into period two on a great passing play between Jimmy Murray, Daniel Tedesco and Judd Peterson.  Murray split the defense and dropped a pass to Peterson who fed Tedesco who returned the pass to Peterson who lifted the puck past Thompson for a 2-0 lead. This was Peterson’s 10th goal of the season. Omaha scored their only goal of the evening at 2:52 of the period short-handed. Jake Guentzel ( Parizek / Brady) retrieved the puck along the boards and streaked in on Lindgren and scored for a 2-1 contest. the Huskies regained the two-goal lead as Ethan Prow hit Jimmy Murray (Prow / Schuldt) on a fly pattern down ice allowing Murray to go in all alone on Thompson and beat him on a nice forehand / backhand move. SCSU had yet another injury late in the second period when leading goal scorer, Judd Peterson slammed into the back wall injuring what appeared to be his shoulder. Peterson left the ice and did not return the balance of the game. SCSU was again outshot 14-10 in period two.
The Huskies final goal of the contest came at 12:56 of period three on Jackson’s second goal of the night. Jackson (Kossila / Widman) slid a rebound from a shot by Kalle Kossila past Thompson for his fifth goal of the season and a 4-1 final. SCSU outshot Omaha 8-4 in the final stanza. The Huskies were outshot 27-26 for the game and Lindgren made 26 saves, several near impossible,  for his 11th win of the season. Kirk Thompson turned aside 22 of 26 SCSU shots on goal. Neither team was able to score on the man-advantage as the Huskies were 0-3 and Omaha 0-1.

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