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THE NUMBERS GAME: Clan @ Nottingham Panthers – Monday

April 1, 2024

It’s Bank Holiday Hockey as Aspray Glasgow West sponsored Glasgow Clan are on the road, where they’re taking in Nottingham.

The Panthers are providing the opposition for this crunch Elite League game and it doesn’t get much bigger as both teams aim for the top eight.

We’re setting the scene with the numbers ahead of this one

2

Just two points separate the sides going into this one, with Clan in ninth place on 47 points, while Panthers are within touching distance on 45.

200

Clan are the only team to have conceded 200 goals or more in league play this season, shipping 218 in total.  The team with the second worst defence is Fife Flyers (192).

13

Number of points picked up by the Clan at the Motorpoint Arena from their last possible 10 games, stretching back to September 2019.

3

Clan’s last three away wins have come after 60 minutes, beating Manchester Storm and Fife Flyers in overtime and Coventry Blaze on penalty shots.

Also, number of play-off places left after Guildford Flames clinched their spot on Saturday, with Clan and Panthers two of five clubs in the running for the remaining berths.

18

Number of points picked up by Panthers’ Otto Nieminen in his last 11 games including a goal against Fife Flyers on Thursday and an assist against Coventry Blaze on Saturday.

8

Number of wins in overtime/penalty shots achieved by Glasgow Clan in league play this season – the second highest amount after Coventry Blaze (12) and level with Manchester Storm

51

Going into this one, nine players from both teams have featured in all 51 of their club’s league games.  Alexander Lunsjo, Otto Nieminen and Hugo Roy have all suited for every Panthers game while Luke Lynch, Jake Bolton, Gary Haden, Reece Kelly, Bryce Reddick and Cody Sol have been ever present for the Clan.

50

Number of goals shared between the teams in their previous five league meetings so far this season.

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