Flames were on the road Thursday night at Glasgow Clan and the home side scored early in each stanza while Shane Starrett was perfect in goal during their 3-0 shutout win over the visitors from Spectrum.
Just 30 seconds after faceoff, Clan scored on their first opportunity off the stick of Nolan Laporte, and they carried that difference into the 2nd.
Early in the middle frame, Clan doubled their advantage on the powerplay when Colton Yellow Horn converted and the 2-0 score was on the board to begin the 3rd.
The goal a period pattern continued for Clan at 45:30 with a Guillaume Gauthier strike that closed out the evening’s scoring.
“Falling short on the scoreboard is always disappointing, but tonight it was less about the score than the way we played,” explained Head Coach Paul Dixon.
“Our first period was really weak and at that stage we were maybe a little lucky not to be more than a goal down. Although we were better for parts of the 2nd and 3rd, we never really threatened a lot over the course of the evening.”
“The previous set of games where we won 3 out of 4, and even the one where Clan beat us at home, we had a lot of jump and life and plenty of chances across a full 60 or 60+ minutes but that was definitely not there tonight.”
“We have to re-group quickly here and get home for another huge game with playoff implications when Dundee Stars come see us on Saturday. We definitely want to be better for that one and I am looking forward to seeing our response.”