Glasgow Clan 2 – 4 Guildford Flames
Goals from Matt Pufahl and Chad Rau kept Glasgow Clan in the game, but it was Guildford Flames were the victors in the latest Elite League meeting between the clubs.
It was an edgy affair at times with both sides not giving away too much in the first couple of periods as Clan looked to try and improve their overall record against the Guildford Flames.
However it didn’t get off to the best of starts when Brett Ferguson set up Jamie Crooks, who delivered a shot into the top left hand corner of Patrick Killeen’s net.
TJ Foster almost converted a second from a Ferguson assist, but it fizzed wide while Clan’s best chance of the opening period followed just after.
Rasmus Bjerrum’s low shot was saved by Guildford goalie Wooton Peeters, who then grabbed Travis Ehrhardt’s follow-up.
The home side thought they had got the equaliser early in the middle session as Peeters did the splits to prevent Scott PItt’s effort from crossing the line.
Clan challenged it with a review, but it was denied after referees Pavel Halas and Steve Brown looked at the footage.
Matt Pufahl eventually got Clan level, but not straight away when his powerful drive bounced off Peeters and seemingly away from danger.
Sean Robertson kept it alive and Scott Tanski fed it to the #44, who tried a similar effort from before and had better success as it flew into the net.
Crooks had space through the centre a few minutes later when he surged into the centre, but could do no better than put the chance wide of the mark.
The visitors edged in front again early in the third when Eric Lindhagen found a lane in from the left, dragged the puck inside and performed a neatly delivered backhanded effort.
Former Clan forward Ben Davies got the third with a goal after some good work on the right and it looked like Glasgow were out of sight.
It wasn’t the case as a Linden Springer snipe from the blue line was spilled by Peeters, with Chad Rau there in front of the crease to gobble it up.
However Lindhagen’s second – an empty net finish – sealed a good road win for Paul Dixon’s team.