Blaze rue luck in Dundee

Jan 23, 2022 | 2021/22, All News, Match Report

Photo credit: Derek Black

Genting Casino Coventry Blaze Head Coach Danny Stewart said the hockey gods weren’t with his side as they were blanked 3-0 by the Dundee Stars in Scotland on Saturday.

Dundee netminder Adam Morrison made 31 saves and he had his pipes to thank on multiple occasions for the shut-out and Man of the Match award.

Despite their perceived bad luck, the Blaze travelled home frustrated at their failure to convert on seven powerplay chances.

After the Blaze missed a 3-on-0 opportunity, Sebastian Bengtsson scored the first goal of the game, beating C.J. Motte on a scrappy play with former Blaze forward Dillon Lawrence collecting an assist.

With 8.23 remaining, Lawrence scored past his former team on the powerplay in-close. The goal given following video review for netminder interference.

A late four-minute penalty to Stars’ defenceman Markus Kankaanpera allowed the Blaze to pull Motte and go 6-on-4, but with 4.20 remaining Alexandre Ranger found the empty net to seal the game.