The Kitmart Dundee Stars head on the road this weekend with the goal of continuing their good run of form and improving their league position, as they head into the business end of the season.

By Kris Smith

Omar Pacha’s takes his side away to Glasgow Clan tonight with the hopes of building off their big mid-week win and continuing their climb up the Elite League table.

Over the last week, the Stars have taken four from a possible six points against Belfast Giants and Cardiff Devils, who are both fighting for the Elite League title.

After starting last weekend off with a 4-3 overtime win against Belfast, the Giants responded with a 7-0 thrashing of Dundee.

However, the Taysiders then completed their four-game home stand by producing a stunning 3-2 shock victory against Cardiff on Wednesday night.

Across the past three games, Sebastian Bengtsson has led the way for the Stars with four goals, while Charlie Combs, Connor Sills and Toms Rutkis also found the net.

Speaking about his recent goalscoring success, the Swedish winger said: “It always feels good when you are scoring.

“I really hope I can keep it going and bring offence to the team every night, because that is what I am here to do.”

Discussing what it takes to get a crucial win in Glasgow on Saturday, Bengtsson added: “We need to keep going after that big win on Wednesday night and take that performance into Glasgow and hopefully we will come away with the two points.

“We need to stick to our gameplan and play the same way we did against Cardiff, which was all about having tight defence and generating offence from that.

Dundee start their weekend off by making their first trip of the season to the Braehead Arena for a clash with the Clan and both sides have won a game each, so far this campaign.

Back in December, a 5-2 game went the way of Dundee in Tayside and that was followed by a 5-3 defeat to Glasgow on home ice, when the pair met again in January.

Malcom Cameron’s men also played on Wednesday night and put an end to a four-game losing streak with a 5-3 home win over the league frontrunners, Sheffield Steelers.

Looking ahead to the weekend fixtures, Stars Head Coach said: “I really liked how we played on Wednesday night and now, hopefully this group can build on that.

“We have had two big wins against two really good clubs and that is a massive positive for us obviously, but this is our first trip to Glasgow and they had a big win during the week too.

“So, we are all scrambling, everyone can see that and from fourth down to 10th it is going to be a dogfight until the end.

“For us, these two games are massive for us, so I just hope we are ready for them.”

Face-off for tonight’s game in Glasgow is at 7pm.

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