By Kris Smith
Last Sunday, the Stars were unable to get revenge over the Sheffield Steelers as they lost for a second time to the Yorkshire club this season.
The Stars now have six different goal scorers of their eight goals against the Steelers with Matt Marquardt, Brett Stovin, Jordan Cownie and Egils Kalns each netting one and Anthony Beauregard and Justin Maylan each scoring twice.
Meanwhile, the Steelers 12 goals have came through Tanner Eberle (3), Brendan Connolly (2), John Armstrong, Jonas Liwing, Eric Meland, Robert Dowd, James Bettauer and Michael Davies.
Following the 6-3 defeat their has been some changes to the Stars league statistics table.
Maylan leads the team with nine points, enough to put him eighth overall in the league, while Drydn Dow leads in assists with seven but add his two goals and he sits in 10th overall in the league’s points standings.
Dundee also hae three tied-top scorers for their league games as Marquardt, Kalns and Kevin Dufour have all scored four times.
The two notable team statistics is that Omar Pacha’s men have the best powerplay in the league with a success rate of 25 per cent and are the second most disciplined team with an average of just 8.75 penalty minutes per game.
Dow also leads the Stars with the biggest point streak going into week eight.
The Canadian defenseman has five points in the last three games and the other streaks are, Maylan has collected four points in the last two games, Jagger Dirk and Marquardt have three and finally, Dufour and Shawn Boutin have two in the previous two matches.
Looking ahead to this weekend’s matches, the Stars welcome Coventry Blaze on Saturday before making their first trip of the season to the Fly DSA Arena on Sunday for another run-in with the Steelers.
Saturday’s home game will be the 43rd meeting between the Stars and the Blaze in EIHL history and Danny Stewart’s side have won 32 of those games against Dundee.
Therefore, the Stars have won 10 games against Coventry and have a home record of 7-14 (wins-losses), scoring 42 goals and giving up 59.
Pacha and some of his players will come up against their former teammate on Saturday as Charles Corcoran returns to the Dundee Ice Arena for the first time.
Last season, the American forward scored 16 goals and created 36 more for 52 points from 60 games and this year he already has eight points in the first seven league games.
On Sunday, the Tayside team will pay their first visit to the home of the Steelers.
Last season, both the club and coach Pacha ended their long wait for their first EIHL wins in Sheffield.
A 6-3 victory gave the Stars organisation their first victory in Sheffield after 25 straight losses and Pacha picked up his first win in the Fly DSA Arena as a coach after five seasons of trying.
In the last campaign, Dundee were beaten on two occasions on the road to Sheffield and as mentioned picked up a win in the House of Steel.
The first loss was narrow as the Stars fell away and ended up being beat 3-2 after a shootout before the Steelmen brushed them aside in the next game, which finished 4-0.
From the first two ties, Dundee have collected a powerplay success percentage of 40 per cent and penalty kill efficiency of 87. 5 per cent.
Face off time for this Saturday’s home game against Coventry is at 7pm.
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