Flames recovered from an early 2 goal deficit to pull even and jump ahead on their way to a 5-3 win over the visiting Glasgow Clan.
Just over 6 minutes in, Mathieu Roy set Clan to a lead. Gary Haden had them up a pair at 14:25, but Ryan Tait opened the Flames account with 2:20 remaining in the frame and the 2nd began with the home team a goal adrift.
At 25:24, Rob Lachowicz levelled it at a pair each and Flames took their first lead of the contest when Peter Crinella made short work of a powerplay just ahead of the game’s midway mark.
Turner Ripplinger doubled the Flames advantage in the 45th minute. Mitch Jones pulled them a goal off the pace just under 9 minutes from time to set up a nailbiter finish, but Tait’s 2nd of the evening into an empty net 71 seconds from close sealed the evening.
“I thought we were a bit unlucky to be down a couple of goals in that first period,” said Paul Dixon.
“We came out hard, and had a lot of good scoring opportunities before Clan even got a chance on our net so by the flow of play we probably should have had a lead when we broke up after the 1st.”
“Good for Clan for holding us off and then they made it a lot more of an even game in the next two periods, but we managed to get ourselves back into it and then take advantage of some of our opportunities to get a win.”
“You can never argue with a 4 point weekend, and we are glad to get out of here with a win as we now head out on the road for a couple in Scotland next weekend.”