Despite throwing 51 shots at Dundee Stars net, Flames endured a 2nd rough evening, falling 6-2 on home ice to the travelling Scottish side.
Stars opened the evening’s offence when they converted a powerplay at 5:42 through Jagger Dirk then they added another a few minutes later when Kevin Dufour put away his own rebound. Flames got back in it just under 2 minutes from period close when Jamie Crooks cut the deficit in half to start the middle frame.
At 27:19 Stars re-stored their multi goal advantage with a Drydn Dow strike. A pair of Dufour follow ups at 36:19 and 38:13 completed his hat trick and had Stars well in front, 5-1 through 40 minutes.
Just 39 seconds after puck dropped in the 3rd, Matt Marquardt madei it a 6-1 count which remained on the board until a last minute Jordan Rowley goal changed the score but not the ultimate outcome.
“It is hard to say after dropping a game by 4 goals, but honestly we competed really well tonight,” said Head Coach Paul Dixon.
“We controlled a lot of the game, we won the territorial, possession and shot battles, but it was just one of those nights where every time they had a good chance they scored and we couldn’t do the same.”
“The scoreline did not at all represent what we did out there, and I think we played much harder tonight for 60 minutes, so we have no choice but to focus on that and if we can actually play like that for 60 minutes regularly we are going to have a lot more luck to get some results.”