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Flames take 5-1 home win over Sheffield

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Flames take 5-1 home win over Sheffield

Published at 10:48pm 16th September 2018. (Updated at 10:51pm 16th September 2018)

Chris Carrozzi turned aside all but 1 and the Flames scored 3 unanswered 2nd period goals to build a lead that would not be relinquished during a 5-1 home win over Sheffield Steelers. 

A run of fairly sustained pressure finally ended in a Flames goal when Evan Janssen netted about 8 minutes in. A late period set of penalties had the Flames killing a 3 on 5 for nearly 40 seconds, but a solid effort put both infractions aside, and the period ended with just the single separating the contestants. 

In the 28th minute, Jez Lundin grabbed a pass which he was able to corral and then, from his knees, get it to the net where Kruise Reddick snapped home a high shot to double the Flames lead. A few minutes later the home team extended the difference to 3 when Calle Ackered was on the mark and, with time winding down, Ian Watters ensured the home team would close 40 minutes up by 4.   

In the 3rd, the Flames had 3 consecutive powerplays, including a short 2 man advantage, but were unable to capitalise.  With about 8 minutes remaining, however, another poweprlay was converted to open the gap wider with Reddick’s 2nd of the evening.  Steelers replied with their opener on a powerplay of their own thanks to Justin Buzzeo who made good just inside the last 5 minutes to complete the score without impacting the result.  

“Even though we scored mostly in the 2nd, the first period was a very important lead up to that,” said Head Coach Paul Dixon. “We managed to get on them right away and set a bit of a tone for the evening that we carried throughout.” 

“We were able to put bit of distance between us in the 2nd, but I think our early play really helped us roll into that 2nd period success.” 

“We have to re-set now for Tuesday night, which will be out of our normal routine, and see if we can repeat the process and make sure we are on form from the moment that puck drops.”

See Kruise Reddick get one of Flames 5 goals