Weber: We won't take Capitals lightly

Genting Casino Coventry Blaze coach Chuck Weber has warned against the danger of under-estimating Edinburgh Capitals this weekend.

Blaze head into their double-header against Capitals on the back of a fantastic four-point weekend following wins over Cardiff Devils and Sheffield Steelers.

Capitals, on the other hand, have accumulated just four points from their last 24 games having been hit by player departures and injuries.

Blaze sit just one point behind eighth-placed Manchester Storm and Weber is well aware they cannot afford to take Capitals lightly.

Weber said: "Edinburgh have guys playing for jobs for next year and playing for pride. They have shown there is still a lot of fight left in them.

"It is not going to be easy and we need to get off to a fast start like we did in Edinburgh when we took a 4-1 lead before letting them back in.

"We will need to stay focused and not give them hope. It is human nature that when you have hope there is a possibility to do something.

"They have guys who can finish and they have a proven goalie [Carsen Chubak] who made 62 saves in a 2-1 loss in Cardiff so we are going to have to be prepared.

"At the weekend we proved we can play with and beat anyone in this league. I hope it can be a catalyst for us and I hope we can keep pushing forward."

Blaze will be without defenceman Boris Valabik for Saturday's home game through suspension but he will return to the roster for the trip to Murrayfield.