On Friday night……
Fife Flyers 4 Dundee Stars 6 – Elite League
The Flyers had their five game winning streak against the Stars snapped and it extended the Flyers losing run this season to six matches.
Spencer Naas became the third Stars player to score a hat trick against the Flyers in all EIHL competitions – the last being Jimmy Jensen in September 2017.
Flyers first goal, scored by Kyle Osterberg, was their 1100th at home in all EIHL competitions – excluding shootouts.
The opening goal was also the Flyers fastest goal of the season timed at 2:41, the previous best being 2:53 against the Coventry Blaze on 1st October.
Stars scored three goals on the powerplay – it was the most powerplay goals conceded in a game this season by the Flyers and the Stars, who have fewest PPG’s, doubled their season’s total.
Defenceman Sean Giles made his debut, the 16th player to do so this season for the Flyers and the 150th all-time in the EIHL.
Sean becomes the 30th American born player to play for the Flyers in the EIHL and the 37th all time.
On Saturday ……
Glasgow Clan 5 Fife Flyers 6 – Elite League
The win for the Flyers was their first in Glasgow in four games with the last victory being exactly a year to the day – it also snapped their six game losing streak this season.
It was the second time this season the Flyers have overturned a three goal deficit to win a game after they did so against the Dundee Stars on October 7th – before then it was November 2017 the last time they did so.
Congratulations to Brady Pouteau on scoring his first Flyers goal.
It was the first time in seven road games when the Flyers have been behind after two periods that they have come back to win.
The three third period shots by Clan is the fewest given up by the Flyers in a period this season.
Jonas Emmerdahl recorded a massive 32:11 time on ice which is the most for a Flyers defenceman and indeed any player in a game this season – it beat his previous high of 29:09.
Max Humitz will be credited with the Flyers 5th goal as Sean Giles shot deflected off him into the net – it is his second multiple goal game of the season with both being against Clan, the only other player with two multi goal games so far this season is Johan Eriksson.
The Flyers had lost their last six shootouts in the league on the road with the last win being at Nottingham in January 2017.
Overall the Flyers are now 30 wins and 25 losses in shootouts in all EIHL competitions.
Pic Credits – Jillian McFarlane & Derek Young
FLYERS BY NUMBERS
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