By Kris Smith
Following the 5-1 loss to Nottingham Panthers, the Stars found themselves 4-1 down to the Sheffield Steelers before an inspiring comeback helped them take a point after losing out 6-5 in overtime.
From the game against Sheffield, Anthony Beauregard had a plus/minus tally of +4 after being involved in the first four Stars goals.
After scoring four powerplay goals, the Stars had a powerplay conversion rate of 50 per cent on Sunday and for the overall weekend, their strike rate was 33 per cent.
Whilst netting a quadruple on the powerplay, they also blanked Aaron Fox’s men on the penalty kill.
Their 100 per cent record for the weekend would have been intact if not for Adam Deutsch’s late powerplay goal on Saturday.
Deutsch made it 5-1 in the third period to give Dundee an overall penlty kill efficiency of 89 per cent for the weekend.
The Stars had four different scorers of their six goals last weekend and had a total of 68 shots on goal.
Egils Kalns grabbed a pair and Justin Maylan netted a brace of powerplay goals, while Jordan Cownie and Beauregard found their way on to the scoresheet as well.
Meanwhile, the two players to take point streaks out of last week’s matches were Kalns, who a goal in each game and Kris Inglis, who assisted two goals.
Inglis was the playmaker for Kalns as the Latvian scored the Stars lone goal against the Panthers and he was involved in the creation of Kalns goal against Sheffield as well.
This weekend the Taysiders take the ferry across to Northern Ireland for a run in with the Elite League and Challenge Cup champions on Saturday night.
Omar Pacha’s men return to cup action against the Belfast Giants and will be aiming to bite into the Giants overall lead in cup games won.
Belfast have won 13 of the 18 Challenge Cup meetings in the last nine years but this fixture has also had two ties in earlier years.
However, many years ago, the league made the decision that tied cup games would go to overtime and shootouts to decide a winner.
On Sunday night, for the first time, the Stars face a team they have already played this season and they will be out for revenge after losing 3-1 to the Manchester Storm on the road two weeks ago.
Drydn Dow and Elgin Pearce were the only players to record points against the Storm, even with Dundee out shooting the home team 33-28.
That win in Altrincham handed Ryan Finnerty’s men the overall lead in wins as Manchester went ahead 14-13 but this weekend, Dundee have a chance to tie the score back up at 14 wins each.
After last weekend’s games the scoring leader boards have changed slightly.
Pearce remains the Stars top point scorer with nine points and he is also tied top for both goals and assists.
He and Beauregard have four goals each from six games and Pearce is tied with Kevin Dufour on five assists each.
With +6 Dufour still leads the plus/minus table for Dundee.
Face off time for this Sunday’s home game against Manchester Storm is at 5pm.
Tickets can be purchased HERE.
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.