After yesterday’s five-game marathon, we’ve got something a little more palatable with only two to look back on.
We’re not going too far back, only going to 2017 and 2018 for our two games and once more, we don’t even need to leave Scotland.
2017: Braehead Clan 5 Edinburgh Capitals 3 (Elite League)
John Tripp’s team played host to Edinburgh Capitals on this day and out for the two points after the loss to Sheffield Steelers last week.
One or two injuries meant a return to the team for Lee Esders, who had partially retired, but remained available should Clan needed to call on him.
The home side still had more than enough to beat Dmitri Kristich’s side and were two up after the first 20, through goals from Ville Hamalainen and Brendan Brooks.
Dylan Anderson got one back for Edinburgh, but Clan added two more as Jacob Doty and Christoffer Bjorklund each found the net.
The Caps made it a little more interesting as Marek Tvrdon and Sergei Banashkov cut the lead to one, but Brooks on the empty net made sure of the points in the final minute.
2018: Dundee Stars 2 Glasgow Clan 3 (After penalty shots – Elite League)
The feel good factor in the Clan team was good after the previous night’s win over Belfast Giants and Pete Russell took his team to Dundee in confident mood.
What played out was a close contest that could have gone either way and in the end, it needed penalty shots to decide the outcome.
A goalless opening period was following by a second period with three goals and by the end, Dundee were ahead after a clinical response to Brendan Connelly’s opening goal.
Johan Andersson and Fabrizio Ricci had the Stars in front, but Connelly scored again to level the game, where it stayed like that until the end.
Overtime failed the split them so it came down to the lottery of penalty shots and Scott Pitt, Rasmus Bjerrum and Connelly were successful where Brian Hart, Lukas Lundwald and Matt Marquardt weren’t.