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Flames beat Dundee Stars with home win

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Flames beat Dundee Stars with home win

Published at 8:12am 3rd December 2017.

The Flames beat the Dundee Stars at The Spectrum, 7-3, last night. (Saturday 2nd November)

Ben Davies did most of the damage with a pair of goals during a 3 unanswered 3 goal opening frame and Spectrum's men went on to double up the visiting Dundee Stars by a 7-3 tally.

Davies got the scoring started when he fired one by Travis Fullerton for a 5th minute lead.

Just a couple of minutes later Davies added his and his side's 2nd of the contest to extend the margin.

In the back half of the period, during a stretch of 4 on 4 play, Calle Ackered picked up a puck on a turnover at the Flames blueline and raced away on a breakway where he deftly slipped it into the net for a 3-0 lead at the close of 20 minutes.

The Stars got one back as the game was getting to the halfway stage when Malcom Gould cut the visitors deficit to a pair.

The Flames re-stored the original difference a few minutes later on a powerplay when Ian Watters stuffed it home on a goal mouth scramble, but a Jimmy Jensen strike 90 seconds from period time made it a 2 goal game.

Early in the 3rd the home team went to the 2 man powerplay and a bit of bad luck for the road team when a cross ice Kruise Reddick pass hit a Stars skate and bounced into the net, making it 5-2.

The Stars powerplay hit back through Gabriel Lévesque at 51:30, but a Rhett Rachinski reply shut down any thoughts of a full comeback before a late Stars powerplay, with their net empty, opened the way for Brett Ferguson, short handed, to tap home the final goal of the evening.

Head Coach Paul Dixon said:

"Overall we are pleased with the win and what we did for much of the night.

"But certainly most of the 2nd period Dundee gave us a lot of trouble and they pulled themselves back into the game."

"Often you don't have a multi goal lead when that kind of stuff happens so we have to do a better job of staying consistent throughout a game."

"Having said all that, we feel that we did earn a win and it is a good start to a home double with our first visit this season by Belfast Giants tomorrow night."

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