On Saturday night……
Belfast Giants 3 Fife Flyers 4 – Elite League
The Flyers losing streak against the Giants was finally put to bed. The tale of the tape reads;
Consecutive losses against Giants stopped at 26 games overall.
Consecutive losses against Giants at the SSE Arena stopped at 17 games.
It’s only the Flyers 3rd win in their 27 league games played all time in the EIHL era at the Giants.
Kevin Lindskoug and Kevin Wehrs both made their Flyers debuts, 20 players have now made their debuts this season for the Flyers which is a new high for one season both in the EIHL era but also all time.
Kevin Lindskoug became the 11th goalie to debut for the Flyers in all EIHL competitions and the fifth to record a debut win along with David Brown, Andy Iles, Bryan Pitton and Shane Owen.
Kevin Wehrs became the first Hungarian national to play for the Flyers.
Kevin Wehrs got his first point for the club as he will be credited with an assist on the Flyers powerplay goal.
The Flyers are now 2 and 2 in the shootout this season with both wins on the road and the two losses both being at home to the Giants who they have now faced in three of the four games.
It was the Flyers first road win in 9 games having last won in Coventry in the middle of November.
Troy Lajeunesse’s second goal of the night was the Flyers 800th on the road in EIHL league competition (if you include shootout goals).
The game marked the halfway stage of the league schedule – here’s how previous seasons have looked at the halfway marker.
On Sunday night……
Fife Flyers 3 Nottingham Panthers 4 – Elite League
It’s now a sequence of win one and lose one for the Flyers at home against the Panthers over the last six fixtures.
Panthers became the 5th team to score 100 plus goals against the Flyers at the Auld Barn all-time in EIHL league matches.
The Panthers snapped their eight game losing streak which ties them with the Flyers for longest of the season so far.
The Flyers run of three games with a powerplay goal was halted.
When losing the second period the Flyers are 2 wins and 16 losses on the season and when losing the third period they are 1 win and 15 losses.
They have had most success when leading after two periods where their record is 7 wins and 2 losses and whilst tied after two they have 1 win and 3 losses.
When behind after two periods they are 4 wins and 19 losses.
Pic Credits – Jillian McFarlane & Derek Young
FLYERS BY NUMBERS
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