On Friday night……
Belfast Giants 5 Fife Flyers 2 – Elite League
The Giants extended their winning streak to 25 games overall and 17 on home ice against the Flyers.
Congratulations to Shane Owen on moving into 8th place in appearances all time for the Flyers across all EIHL competitions – he overtook Kyle Horne and next in his sights will be Danny Stewart.
Collin Shirley missed his first game of the season which means there are now only three ever presents in the team, Shane Owen, Aleksi Mäkelä and Max Humitz.
The Flyers scored their third short-handed goal of the season and also conceded their sixth this term – that meant there has been a shortie scored or conceded in each of the Flyers last three matches. Overall in all EIHL competitions Flyers have scored 66 times short-handed and have conceded 99 times.
The Flyers two shots on goal in the third period is a season low for a period this season.
It would appear that Lucas Chiodo and Teemu Pulkkinen enjoy playing the Giants as they have both scored in each of the last three games this term against Belfast.
On Saturday night……
Fife Flyers 2 Belfast Giants 3 – Elite League
The Giants winning streak against the Flyers was extended to 26 games overall and 13 at the Auld Barn.
It was the second time this season the Giants have won at Fife in a shootout with the Flyers 1 and 2 on the season and 29-26-1 overall in all EIHL competitions.
The Flyers and Giants have been involved in four shootouts in EIHL competition, all of which have been in Fife and the Giants hold a 3-1 advantage in the outcomes.
Kyle Osterberg surpassed his team leading time on ice for a forward this season which was previously 28 plus minutes when he logged a game high 31:37.
Andy Little played his first competitive minutes this season when he came in to relieve Shane Owen for the OT period but has yet to register a save % as he didn’t face a shot during the five minutes.
In their last 11 games the Flyers are now 1 for 29 on the powerplay.
Pic Credits – Jillian McFarlane & Derek Young
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