Coventry Blaze 5 – 3 Glasgow Clan
A third period fightback by Coventry Blaze ensured Glasgow Clan’s run without a win on the road was extended to a sixth game.
After disappointment on Saturday, Glasgow Clan looked to bounce back with a win at Skydome as they faced Coventry Blaze, but it wasn’t to be in the end.
For 40 minutes, Clan were looking in a good position, but Coventry galvanised themselves and took victory to bolster their own play-off credentials.
Just a minute into the contest, the visitors were in front when Travis Ehrhardt smashed a drive in from the blue line, sending the puck screaming past Blaze goalie CJ Motte.
Another 60 seconds or so later, Coventry were level when Justin Hache’s pass found Andrew Johnston streaking through the centre, delivering the finish past Patrick Killeen.
A shorthanded goal after seven minutes saw Clan restore the lead when Ehrhardt set up Scott Tanski down the left side lane and his initial effort was stopped by Motte.
However Clan’s #41 persisted and saw the rebound present itself as he converted at the second time of asking.
Glasgow found the net for a third time as they kept the performance levels up and it was Rasmus Bjerrum who added to the tally, tucking away at the back post on the 32nd minute.
Danny Stewart’s side weren’t out of it yet and clawed themselves back into it near the end of the second when Luke Ferrara found Johnson at the back door, who applied the finish for his second of the night.
The tide started to turn in the third period and once Coventry pulled level on 51 minutes when Matt Pohlkamp scored on the powerplay from just outside the crease.
The home side finally got their noses in front when Hache’s pass from the left found Luke Ferrara in the centre and his shot beat Killeen to delight the home fans.
The job was done in the final 18 seconds as David Broll secured an empty net finish and confirm the points for Coventry Blaze, who come to Glasgow next Saturday.