Coventry scored early, but just the once before Flames roared back with 5 unanswered the rest of the way, including a pair of quick ones by Levi Cable early in the 2nd to secure a 5-1 road win at Blaze.
John Curran had the early opener for the home team at 2:34, but Jake Bolton replied for Flames on a powerplay in the 8th minute and the teams went the rest of the frame level on a goal each.
Cable’s brace across a 45 second span around the 26 minute mark counted the winner and some breathing space at 3-1 to start the 3rd.
In the last stanza Jordan Cownie at 47:39 all but put the game away and Ian Watters in the 54th minute put the final stamp on the evening.
“Based on the table standings that is obviously a massive win for us,” admitted Head Coach Paul Dixon. “We could not afford to lose this one head to head if we have plans to catch Coventry and the other teams right around us in the table neighbourhood.”
“At this point in the season all points are crucial, but also being able to get some goals and give ourselves a bit of space between us and Coventry was a good way to remove some of the stress of an evening.”
“We want to find a way to roll this over into Sunday and hopefully we can generate a similar kind of result when Nottingham visit us in less than 24 hours.”