Flames get maximum point weekend after 5-3 win over Belfast Giants

Brett Ferguson had a 3 point night, as did Geoff Walker, and the Flames jumped out to a 5-0 lead over a couple of periods before a Belfast Giants 3 goal 3rd period closed the evening on a 5-3 Flames home ice win.  Ferguson kicked things off just 59 seconds in and Calle Ackered put the Flames 2 goals to the good when he followed up on an 8thminute 5 on 3 powerplay.  Rhett Rachinski put away a 2 on 1 Ferguson feed to make it a 3 goal spread at 22:56 then Ferguson collected a rebound himself just 8 seconds later for his 2nd of the night. A little over halfway Geoff Walker on the powerplay completed a 3 way passing play with Jesse Craige and Liam Stewart and it was 5-0 at the close of 40 minutes.  The Giants hit back early in the 3rd when Darcy Murphy opened their account.  About 6 minutes later, they converted a powerplay with a Brendan Connolly strike to make it a 3 goal game.  David Rutherford had them just 2 goals adrift less than 6 minutes from time, but, despite significant pressure, it would be the final goal of the contest.   

“We have to now take a look back at the things we did well, and perhaps more importantly the things we need to do better and try to apply them in a short week of training ahead of Friday night’s visit to Cardiff Devils.”

Neil Tucker

Neil has written on ice hockey for many websites concentrating on British ice hockey mostly. Neil also covers ice hockey in other countries and organises his Blueliner Hockey Tour. A graduate of the Manchester Metropolitan University Neil turned his hand to hockey writing in 2009. As well as contributing on Blueliner Hockey Neil has contributed to Get Real Hockey and Slapshot Magasine.

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