The Trade-Mart Dundee Stars picked up another point at home on Saturday night but were on the losing side of a 2-1 battle against Coventry Blaze.

By Kris Smith

The Stars made on change to their gameday roster as forward, Tommy Parrottino came back into the fold on the third line, in place of Jake Elmer and defenseman, Kris Inglis remained out through injury.

The game had a low tempo start as both teams took their time to feel each other out before moving their way forward and through the opening 10 minutes, Dundee would see most of the chances, with Anthony Rinaldi having two golden chances to open the scoring.

His first saw him find space on the edge of the crease but lift his shot over the crossbar and moments later, Jonathan McBean picked out Rinaldi again on the doorstep but this time his shot would be stopped by a sprawling Nolan Kent, at the last second.

At the other end, Alessio Luciani could have put the Blaze in front but he could not slip the puck across the line after dragging it around Stars keeper, Kevin Carr and the chance would be cleared away.

The visitors had two powerplay chances in the opening period but failed to cause the Dundee defence too much concern and heading to the second session, the game was still scoreless.

However, that would very quickly change as just 15 seconds after the restart, Brent Beaudoin fired the Stars in front by finishing off the drop pass from Anthony Rinaldi.



Marc LeFebvre’s men then dominated the play for the next few minutes and created many more chances to extend their lead but failed to make the Blaze pay for their defensive errors.

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All images: Derek Black.

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