Kitmart Dundee Stars forward, Egils Kalns has emphasised the importance of doing all the small things as a team if they hope to have any success against the Elite League leaders.

By Kris Smith

The Stars head south to face the current table topping, Sheffield Steelers on Saturday evening and with a three-point gap between them and the playoff spots, Dundee could use some vital round points to keep them within touching distance.

Although, the Tayside team’s Latvian winger, has said that he and the other players are motivated to get another win after last weekend’s bounce-back victory against Guildford Flames.

Kalns said: “We all feel pretty good after that bounce back win and we are motivated to get ourselves prepared for the next game and to get those important points.”

As the road game in Yorkshire is the club’s only fixture of the weekend, Kalns believes that it can potentially help the team get a result, as they can go all out.

The 28-year-old added: “Maybe it can because it means we can focus on just one match and put all of our attention on it.

“But we have to give it our all and we have to hope for a good start then go from there.”

A strong defensive display is what the Liepaja native insists the Stars will need to get two points at the Fly DSA Arena but also that everyone on the team needs to do the small things.

“We just need to focus on our game and playing solid defensively in our units”, said Egils.

“Against a team like Sheffield, we have to be responsible defensively and block shots, go to the net and just do all the little things but we also have to do them as a team.

“It is all very important because every point is massive at this stage in the season, so we have to get as many points as we can.”

Saturday’s game in Sheffield faces-off at 7pm and the next time you can see the Stars at home is on February 22 when they take on Fife Flyers.


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