Blaze left frustrated following Fife home defeat
Despite heavily out-shooting their opponents for the second night running, the Genting Casino Coventry were left frustrated following a 3-4 home defeat to the Fife Flyers.
The game started in the right way for the Danny Stewart's men against his former club, Man of the Match Ben Lake scoring his first of two at 9.22. Before the opening period was out though, Liam Heelis registered to tie things at one (18.15).
Into the second period and the excellent Andy Iles in the Fife net came charging out of his net to poke-check a puck away from former Flyers Captain Ryan Dingle. The Blaze forward being bundled over before winning the next puck battle to poke home past the distracted keeper.
Next came a fight as Blaze’s Danick Paquette took exception to Tommy Muir, the pair each receiving 5 minutes in the penalty box despite few punches being thrown.
Going 2/3 on the powerplay, Fife first took advantage through Shayne Stockton at 33.12, one assist going to former Coventry defenceman Jim Jorgensen.
Lake from the returning Brett Robinson following suspension made it 2-3 at 34.34, but Fife hit back again through Chase Schaber on 39.06.
Despite sustained offensive zone time and 46 shots, Blaze weren’t able to find a fourth way past Iles.
Robinson and Adam Courchaine both going particularly close, having shots blocked on the line or gloved superbly by the Fife netminder whilst seemingly well out of the play.
The eventual game-winning-goal came from Fife’s Evan Bloodoff, as was the theme of the night taking one of the few grade A scoring opportunities that came the away sides way on the powerplay (47.54) for a final score of 3-4.