Familiar pattern for Flyers

Zach Carriveau scores. Fife Flyers v Edinburgh Capitals. February 2, 2013. Pics: Steve Gunn, shotbyagunn photography
Zach Carriveau scores. Fife Flyers v Edinburgh Capitals. February 2, 2013. Pics: Steve Gunn, shotbyagunn photography
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FIFE Flyers season followed a familiar pattern at the weekend with a home win followed by an away loss.

Flyers romped to their biggest ever Elite League win on Saturday in Kirkcaldy, crushing Edinburgh Capitals 7-1 at Fife Ice Arena.

However, they were unable to follow that up in Dundee on Sunday, falling to a 4-1 defeat to conference rivals Stars.

Saturday night’s victory included doubles for Bobby Chaumont and Jason Pitton, with further goals from Steven Gunn, Todd Dutiaume and Zach Carriveau.

Edinburgh’s consolation goal was scored by Rene Jarolin.

Afterwards, assistant player-coach Danny Stewart, said: “That’s the type of performance we need, and expect, out of our club.

“We put in a lot of preparation during the week and the guys came out and executed the game plan.

“More importanatly every single guy showed up.

“We were physical, we got pucks in behind their defence, and we played with energy.

“We didn’t get lulled into their style of game like we have in the past.

“We played our own game, and benefited from it.”

On Sunday, Flyers took the lead in Dundee midway through the second period thanks to a Chaumont powerplay goal.

However, two own goals, credited to Mike Wirll, put Flyers 2-1 behind by the end of the period.

Further goals in the third period from Sami Ryhanan and Jeff Hutchins put Dundee out of sight.

Flyers player-coach Todd Dutiaume said: “We had a very good first period that carried on from Saturday night.

“But once we put two of their goals in ourselves, the heads went down and it was a long way back for us.

“We had a good game plan but we didn’t get the result we wanted.”

This weekend Flyers welcome Cardiff Devils to Fife Ice Arena, face-off 7.15 p.m, before travelling to Murrayfield Ice Rink for another meeting with Edinburgh on Sunday, face-off 6.00 p.m.