Match report

Blaze pick up victory over plucky Capitals

Blaze 4
Capitals 1

Genting Casino Coventry Blaze extended their home unbeaten streak against the Edinburgh Capitals to 17 games at the Skydome Arena.

Out-shooting the home side 9-17, Taylor MacDougall gave the Capitals a deserved 0-1 lead (8.09) going into the first intermission.

The Blaze though reversed the momentum in the middle period. Putting 21 shots to 8 on the outstanding Travis Fullerton, Coventry finally found themselves level at 32.25. Barry Almeida the scorer, typically assisted by cousin T.J. Syner.

Captain Jordan Pietrus then registered for 2-1 at 23.07, the Canadian's 7th straight game against the Caps with at least a point.

With the clock ticking down, an outstanding pass from Brett Robinson (his 100th point in all Elite League competitions) was hit home by Liam Stewart for 3-1 (57.33). Swedish forward Robin Bergman picking up his second assist of the night on the goal too.

Angered by the third Blaze strike, Edinburgh defenceman Jacob Johnston was given a game misconduct for abuse of official by referee Dean Smith.

Jim Jorgensen, who returned to the line-up following a couple of weeks on the side-lines ended the scoring, firing from long-range into the empty net at 58.58 for a final score of 4-1.

Head Coach Danny Stewart said, “It was a good win against a good team. It took us a while to get out the gates but credit to them, they stormed us in that first period and forced Stewie to make some good stops. I think we were lucky to get out of that period one-nothing if I’m honest. But we steadied the ship and were much better in the second and third. It was a good win.”

HC Danny Stewart

#11 Jim Jorgensen

#9 Barry Almeida