By Kris Smith
The Stars claimed a 6-2 win over the Flames on Saturday before being beaten 7-1 in Guildford on Saturday night.
One standout statistic was mentioned by Stars TV’s very own Dave Sweetin on Saturday night and he highlighted that it was Dundee’s first win in regulation against the Surrey side.
However, with a win and a loss, that takes the series score to nine victories for Guildford and three for Dundee.
The Stars captain, Matt Marquardt was the only player to add to his scoring tally against Paul Dixon’s teams as he netted twice on Saturday to take his total to seven goals in two seasons.
There has been little change to the Stars statistics leaders but forward, Anthony Beauregard manged to extend his point streak to nine points in five games overall.
In the last four league matches, the Saint-Damase, Quebec native has recorded six points (two goals and four assists).
Unfortunately for Egils “the Eagle” Kalns, his hot streak was ended last Sunday as he failed to add what would have been a fifth goal in five games.
Now the Tayside team can make history this weekend by breaking the record for their highest ever finish in the Challenge Cup group stage.
Dundee currently sit in first place of Group A and are two points clear of the Belfast Giants in second and Fife Flyers in third.
The Stars have never won their group in the first phase of the league cup competition.
This weekend’s games present a chance for Omar Pacha’s men to complete the sweep of the Giants and exact revenge against Fife after their biggest rivals nicked the points in Dundee.
These are the final two matches of the group stage and on Saturday they will face Belfast at home.
Another victory would add to their two previous Challenge Cup wins at home against the Northern Irish club and they have won five more at home in all competitions, however three of those games had to be decided through a shootout.
Only Kevin Dufour and Beauregard netted against Adam Keefe’s men two weeks ago, while three different Giants found a way past Alex Leclerc in what was a 4-3 success for Dundee.
On Sunday evening, the Stars will cross the River Tay for the first time this season to head for Kirkcaldy.
All the Dundee players will be hungry to take the points away from Fife after Todd Dutiaume brought his side to the Dundee Ice Arena and shutout the Stars 2-0, they are the only side to do so far in the 2019/20 campaign.
The Stars are now searching for their 15th win in Kirkcaldy after winning 12 times in the Elite League and just twice out of seven Challenge Cup matches at the Fife Ice Arena.
10 of Dundee’s win on the road in Fife came in regulation time, while three required overtime and just one was determined by a shootout.
Face off time for this Saturday’s home game against Belfast is at 7pm.
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Thanks to www.starsstats.co.uk/ which was created by Dave Sweetin and Elite Prospects for making some of the information used in this article available online.