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Fife Flyers vs Edinburgh Capitals post game summary 

Fife Flyers, sponsored by Arnold Clark Mercedes-Benz, welcomed back their oldest rivals to the Fife Ice Arena on Saturday as they hosted the Edinburgh Capitals in the sides first league encounter of the season.

Fife Flyers top goal scorer Evan Bloodoff returned to the line-up after he did not ice in Flyers 4-3 overtime victory in Nottingham last Sunday.

Opening period action saw Flyers dominant the majority of the action and got the opening goal of the game as Carlo Finucci at 7:12 when he convereted from close range after a terrific play from linemate James Isaacs to force a Capitals turnover.

Edinburgh almost got themselves back in the game agains the run of play only for captain Russ Moyer to make goal line clearance. Moments later netminder Andy Iles pulled off a magnificent save to deny Pavel Voroboyev.

Flyers doubled their lead at 17:35 when Danick Gauthier scored his 10th league goal of the season beating Pavel Shegalo. Following the goal, Capitals netminder Shegalo received a 10 minute abuse of the official following his argument for a man in the crease.

Flyers extended their lead in the second period when Shayne Stockton fired a shot beyond Shegalo in the Capitals net to make it 3-0 at 28:32. 

Edinburgh got back in the game when Nikita Kolesnikovs scored on the powerplay at 32:01, however, just over 3 minutes later Shayne Stockton scored his 2nd goal of the game with a shorthanded effort at 35:35.

Flyers 3 goal lead didn't last long as Edinburgh scored immediately after as Kolesnikovs got his 2nd powerplay goal of the game at 35:55.

A dominant 3rd period from the Flyers saw them restrict their opponent to just 3 shots in the final 20 minutes.

Flyers extended their lead at 48:59 when Danick Gauthier got his 2nd goal of the game, before Evan Bloodoff wrapped up the scoring at 52:40 to ensure Flyers continued their 100% record against the Capitals this season.

FINAL SCORE: Fife Flyers 6 Edinburgh Capitals 2

Fife Flyers Scoring:

Danick Gauthier (2+1), Shayne Stockton (2+0), Carlo Finucci (1+1), Evan Bloodoff (1+0), Liam Heelis (0+2), James Isaacs (0+1), Chase Schaber (0+1), Peter LeBlanc (0+1)

Fife Flyers Man of the Match:

78: Danick Gauthier

Edinburgh Capitals Scoring:

Nikita Kolesnikovs (2+0), Juris Upitis (0+2), Konstantin Teslyukevich (0+1)

Edinburgh Capitals Man of the Match:

52: Nikita Kolesnikovs

Shots on Goal:

Andy Iles: P1 - 6, P2 - 15, P3 - 3 Total = 24

Paevl Shegalo: P1 - 10, P2 - 7, P3 - 14 Total = 31

Attendance: 1550

 

2017/18 EIHL LEAGUE STANDINGS

TeamGPPts
Cardiff Devils Cardiff 24 35
Belfast Giants Belfast 26 35
Nottingham Panthers Nottingham 23 32
Guilford Flames Guildford 24 31
Sheffield Steelers Sheffield 26 29
Manchester Manchester 24 29
Fife Flyers Fife 20 28
MK Lightning MK 26 25
Coventry Blaze Coventry 25 25
Braehead Clan Braehead 24 22
Dundee Stars Dundee 24 17
Edinburgh Capitals Edinburgh 24 6
  Full Standings  

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