Flames take win in Scottish double opener
Flames opened a Scottish doubleheader by building a 2 goal lead in the 2nd then adding insurance late in the 3rd to secure a 3-1 win at Glasgow Clan.
There was no scoring to show for 20 minutes of play thanks to Patrick Killeen at Clan’s end and Wouter Peeters guarding the Flames cage.
It was a little less than 4 minutes into the middle set when the Flames struck first thanks to an Owen Griffiths starter. Kruise Reddick doubled the lead near the game’s midway mark when he converted a powerplay, but inside the frame’s last 5 minutes, and just after killing off a penalty, Nolan LaPorte cut Clan’s deficit in half.
Time looked like it might slip away in the 3rd with no additional scoring until Ian Watters guaranteed the result at 57:35. Peeters allowed just a single on 35 shots while Killeen was good on 24 of 27.
“I think we had a really good road performance and we opened certainly better than we did on Wednesday night,” said Head Coach Paul Dixon.
“I am really happy with what we did both in terms of performance tonight, and also obviously the outcome. After what happened Wednesday, it is good to get right back at it and be able to pull out a win that gives us a bit of a re-fill on confidence.”
“Having said that, we are right back at it tomorrow night in Fife and we need to re-start again and be ready to go for that one.”
Photo of Wouter Peeters making 1 of 34 saves to help with the win. Photo courtesy Glasgow Clan.