On Saturday night……
Fife Flyers 3 Guildford Flames 0 – Elite League
Flyers ended their run of seven consecutive defeats against the Flames stretching back to March 2022.
It was the third time the Flyers have shutout the Flames in the EIHL and the second time for Shane Owen who recorded his 13th Flyers career shutout in all EIHL competitions.
Shane’s 47 saves were the most he has made in a regulation shutout win – also the most for any Fife goalie in a regulation shutout performance in the EIHL.
The team the Flyers have shutout most in the EIHL remains the Dundee Stars who have been blanked seven times.
Flyers 2000th goal EIHL goal in all competitions (excluding shootout winners) was scored by Kyle Osterberg who opened the scoring.
It’s the first time Flyers have scored a first period goal at home this season.
The penalty kill at home is 17 for 18 or 94.1% and the powerplay in the Auld Barn is 6 for 26 or 23.1%.
Max Humitz extended his points streak to five games – a season team best.
On Sunday night ……
Sheffield Steelers 5 Fife Flyers 0 – Elite League
The Flyers are now winless in their last 13 visits to Sheffield – the Challenge Cup game last season actually ending the night as a draw.
This sequence includes being shut out on their last four visits in the league – in their last seven times at the Utilita Arena in the league the Flyers have been blanked five times and scored once in each of the other two – the last Flyer to score being Brandon Magee in January 2022.
It also means that the Steelers have blanked the Flyers in each of their last three meetings. This is the first time in any era that a team has recorded three consecutive shutouts against Fife.
In total the Steelers have now recorded 10 shutouts against the Flyers in all EIHL competitions.
The Flyers 10 shots on goal is their lowest shots total on the season, it’s also their lowest ever shots total against Steelers in any EIHL match. The lowest shots total for Flyers in an EIHL game is 9 on 20th March 2018 at Nottingham.
Sheffield’s 54 shots is their highest ever total against the Flyers in any EIHL game.
The opening goal in Sheffield meant the Flyers had not given up a goal for 70 minutes and 32 seconds which is their longest sequence without conceding so far this season
Max Humitz had his points streak end at a season team best five games.
The Flyers are the only team who do not yet have a goal scored by a defenceman so far this season.
Pic Credits – Jillian McFarlane & Derek Young
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