With a chance to pull even with Chicago for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot Friday night at the Resch Center, the Green Bay Gamblers were unable to capitalize and fell to the Lancers by a 4-1 regulation mark.
Derek Lalonde and company did not lose any ground in the hunt for the postseason in the defeat, but their regular season record did fall to 22-19-6 through their first 47 games.
Jared Rutledge started in net for the Gamblers, notching 27 saves in 30 opportunities. The Gamblers outshot Omaha by a sizeable 39-31 margin in the contest, but Matt Weis was the only player to convert on those shots, extending his season goals total to 18 – a team-best mark.
Green Bay will return to action Saturday night against the Lancers at 7:05 p.m. CT and again Sunday at 3:05 p.m. CT, playing host to Cedar Rapids for the weekend finale.