Loss at Clan ends Flames 6 game winning run

The Flames 6 game winning run came to a halt on Saturday night on the road when Glasgow Clan scored a couple of times in the 3rd to break up a 3-3 tie while delivering a 5-3 defeat of Spectrum’s men.


An early Clan goal from Rasmus Bjerrum had them in a lead that they held to the close of play in the frame.


Ian Watters pulled the visitors level at 34:04, but Guillaume Doucet nearly immediately put Clan back in front when he replied less than 90 seconds later.  A last-minute strike by Vaclav Stupka had the Scottish club enjoying a 2-goal margin, but seconds later, and just 13 ticks from the end of the period, Kruise Reddick answered to ensure the Flames would be just 1 goal adrift to start the 3rd


Less than 3 minutes after re-start, Brett Ferguson had the clubs square on 3 goals apiece, but Matt Beca put the home team back in front at 47:53 and a late powerplay add on by Doucet closed out the final count despite final stretch 6 on 3 Flames chance with their net empty on top of a short 5 on 3 manpower differential and another inside the last minute that failed to connect.    


“It was good work for us to come back from being a couple of goals down,” said Paul Dixon, “but we couldn’t find a way to get in front.”


“We have had a pretty good stretch of late, and you are not going to win every night, so we are going to have to re-group, and see if we can turn this around tomorrow night when they have to visit us.” 


“Other than early in the 1st, I thought we played well tonight, and at the end of the day Glasgow is simply too good for us to have expected to be 5-0 against this season and win every game in their building. At the beginning of the season we would take a 4 and 1 record in the first 5 head to head so now we just look to the next chance.” 



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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