Friday January 19, 2018

 Todd Dutiaume

The FiFab Fife Flyers welcomed old rivals Edinburgh Capitals to Fife Ice Arena in the first game of a home double header weekend. Edinburgh arrived in Fife following a Friday night penalty shootout win in Dundee. 

A subdued opening period saw little action in the opening minutes but Flyers upped the tempo and went close to the opening goal but Fullerton was equal to the shot. 

It was Edinburgh who opened the scoring after a mistake from Fife's powerplay unit which saw Ian Schultz take advantage and scored on the shot handed opportunity at 12:09.

Chase Schaber tied the game up soon after when he converted a chance at 14:18. A defensive error from Fife gifted Edinburgh their 2nd goal of the period as Taylor MacDougall made it 2-1 to Edinburgh at 16:25.

Carlo Finucci tied the game early in the 2nd period when his shot found a way passed Travis Fullerton at the 21:45 mark. Karel Hromas gave Edinburgh the lead for a 3rd time in the game when he scored at 30:58.

2 goals in the 3rd period, one from Sebastien Thinel and another from Mathew Sisca looked to put Flyers in control of the game but Michal Dobron tied the game up with just over 5 minutes remaining in the 3rd period.

The biggest talking point from the game came when Flyers went down 5 on 3 with 41 seconds remaining in the final period. Edinburgh's 2 man advantage carried on in to overtime with Dobron getting his 2nd goal of the game to seal the win for Edinburgh.

FINAL SCORE: Fife Flyers 4 Edinburgh Capitals 5 OT

Fife Flyers Scoring:

Chase Schaber (1+0), Carlo Finucci (1+1), Sebastien Thinel (1+0), Mathew Sisca (1+0), Josh Scoon (0+2), James Isaacs (0+1) Ric Jackman (0+1), Kyle Haines (0+1)

Fife Flyers Man of the Match:

91: Chase Schaber

Edinburgh Capitals Scoring:

Ian Schultz (1+0), Taylor MacDougall (1+0), Karel Hromas (1+2), Michal Dobron (2+1), Jared Staal (0+3), Matt Tipoff (0+1), Jacob Johnston (0+1)

Edinburgh Capitals Man of the Match:

17: Karel Hromas

Shots on Goal:

Shane Owen: P1 - 11, P2 - 8, P3 - 15, OT - 2 Total = 35

Travis Fullerton: P1 - 11, P2 - 8, P3 - 13, OT - 0 Total = 33

Attendance: 1942


Cardiff Devils Cardiff 33 52
Belfast Giants Belfast 33 45
Fife Flyers Fife 29 42
Sheffield Steelers Sheffield 33 41
Guilford Flames Guildford 33 40
Manchester Manchester 34 39
Nottingham Panthers Nottingham 31 39
Braehead Clan Braehead 34 32
Coventry Blaze Coventry 33 32
MK Lightning MK 33 27
Dundee Stars Dundee 32 25
Edinburgh Capitals Edinburgh 33 9
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