Thursday February 22, 2018

 Fife Flyers vs MK Lightning post game summary

Fife Flyers, sponsored by Arnold Clark Mercedes-Benz, welcomed back the MK Lightning on Sunday evening to Fife Ice Arena for the second time this season having previously recored a 3-2 victory against Pete Russell's side.

Flyers went into Sunday's game without youngsters Reece Cochrane and GB under 20's Chad Smith.

Flyers got themselves on the scoresheet at 5:59 after a fantastic as Chase Schaber got the opening goal of the game, despite protests from some the Lightning players referee Toby Craig said the goal stood.

Flyers had a few other good opportunities in the opening period but were unable to find another way beyond Miika Wiikman in the MK net. As it looked as though Flyers would take a 1-0 lead into the second period, Guillaume Doucet pounced on a loose puck at the Flyers net to tie the game at 19:59.

A frantic opening to second period saw Flyers score 3 times in the space of 5 minutes. Defenceman Ričards Birziņš restored Flyers lead on the powerplay at 22:28 with a one timed shot.

At 26:40 Peter LeBlanc made it 3-1 before James Isaacs made it 4-1 to Fife when he got a tip on a Russ Moyer's shot from the point at 27:21.

Peter LeBlanc got his second goal of the game at 33:12 with another powerplay goal to make it 5-1.

Former Flyers player Matt Nickerson thought he had been ejected from the game after a series of cross checks on Flyers forward Liam Heelis, however referee Toby Craig called him back from the dressing room as he sat for 2 + 2 minutes for cross checking, taking the Flyers into the final period leading 5-1.

FINAL SCORE: Fife Flyers 5 MK Lightning 2

Fife Flyers Scoring:

Peter LeBlanc (2+0), Chase Schaber (1+1), Ričards Birziņš (1+1), James Isaacs (1+0), Shayne Stockton (0+1), Danick Gauthier (0+1), Russ Moyer (0+1), Carlo Finucci (0+1), Ian Young (0+1)

Fife Flyers Man of the Match:

74: Liam Heelis

MK Lightning Scoring:

Guillaume Doucet (1+0), Denny Kearney (1+0), Paul Phillips (0+2), Francis Verreault-Paul (0+2)

MK Lightning Man of the Match:

22: Denny Kearney

Shots on Goal:

Andy Iles: P1 - 8, P2 - 7, P3 - 6 Total = 21

Miika Wiikman: P1 - 10, P2 - 14, P3 - 6 Total = 30

Attendance: 1520



Cardiff Devils Cardiff 46 73
Manchester Manchester 46 63
Belfast Giants Belfast 46 60
Fife Flyers Fife 42 58
Sheffield Steelers Sheffield 45 57
Guilford Flames Guildford 45 53
Nottingham Panthers Nottingham 42 51
Braehead Clan Braehead 47 43
Coventry Blaze Coventry 46 39
Dundee Stars Dundee 44 38
MK Lightning MK 46 35
Edinburgh Capitals Edinburgh 45 11
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