Last week, the Kitmart Dundee Stars came up with a lot of goals and two big points against one of the Elite League’s top teams and this article will look at some of the standout statistics from the previous two games and for this weekend’s upcoming matches.

By Kris Smith

Coventry Blaze 6 Dundee Stars 4

The Blaze made it four wins from five matches against the Stars and after Saturday’s match, the series score stands at 22-19 in favour of Coventry.

Drydn Dow scored Dundee’s game-tying goal to make it 4-4 and that was his third against the West Midlands club this season.

Anthony Beauregard was selected as the Stars Man of the Match and he collected that award for the fifth time this season.

The two sides will meet again for the final time in March as Omar Pacha takes his side back to the Skydome Arena.

 

Picture: Scott Wiggins

 

Dundee Stars 5 Cardiff Devils 2

Last Sunday, the Stars snapped the Devils three-game winning streak against them with an inspiring performance that saw them lead the second top team all the way.

This Sunday, the Stars will play the Devils again and will aim to end the Welsh club’s three game winning-streak against Dundee this season.

The overall score between the clubs is now 19-15 in favour of the Welsh one but that performance has brought Dundee’s goals for and against averages to 3.2 and 3.69.

Also, the club’s total attendance for the season reached 100,000 on Sunday when the 961st person of 1300 crowd, entered the DIA.

The Stars will next face-the Devils on the road on March 1.

 

 

Dundee Stars 6 Glasgow Clan 3

The Tayside club were also in action on Friday as the started off the Elite league’s first ever Pride Weekend with an important victory over Glasgow.

 

A fourth win in seven games, gave Dundee the overall series advantage this season and the overall score now stands it at 26-18 in favour of Pacha’s team.

Also, when Matt Carter netted the Stars sixth goal into the empty net, he also scored the team’s 150th goal of the season in all competitions.

Dundee have also protected their unbeaten record at home against the Clan, as they have now secured three wins and also a draw.

Also Stars centerman, Beauregard kept his title as the team’s top scorer against Glasgow, as he netted his fifth goal against the Purple Army.

 

 

Points Leaders

There has been some changes at the top of Stars statistics tables as Beauregard took over as the team’s new assists leader with 25 in the league campaign.

 

Also, he and Drydn Dow tie for most points with 38 but the Beauregard his line-mate, Kevin Dufour still has the most goals with 22 in 38 games.

 

Although, Beauregard has also topped the powerplay goals chart with six after scoring on the man advantage in Coventry last weekend.

 

After facing one of their Scottish rivals, here are this season’s top scorers from the seven league games against the other Scottish clubs.

Dufour, Brett Stovin and Carter each have two goals, while Matt Marquardt has assisted eight times.

Furthermore, Marquardt has the most points with nine, also he, Carter, Schoenborn, Dufour and Elgin Pearce have scored one game-winning-goal each.

 

Point Streaks

There are six players heading into the next fixture on point-streaks and both Marquardt and Colton Kroeker lead the team with the longest streaks of 12 points in the last seven games.

Beauregard has the next highest point count with seven from the three previous matches, while Dufour has six in fouWeek 22

It’s Pride Week and the Elite League’s first Week dedicated to cause and the Stars kick-start the festivities with a match against Glasgow on Friday before going on the road to Manchester on Sunday.

 

Week 22

As Pride Weekend continues, the Stars go on the road.

 

Manchester Storm

On Sunday, Pacha will take his players to Altrincham for the final time in the regular season, as they try to stop the Storm from winning all three of their home ties against the Stars this season.

Each side has won two games each, with every winner being on home ice but Manchester have outscored Dundee 12-10 and outshot them 151-146 in this campaign.

However, there are still two meetings left between these two sides and that’s plenty of time for the Tayside’s top scorers against the Storm to add more.

Dufour, Kalns and Marquardt have each beaten Matt Ginn twice this year but the Manchester goalie has one shutout against Dundee and has stopped 136 of their shots this season – while Alex Leclerc has saved 139 shots he faced from Ryan Finnerty’s men.

If the Stars get two powerplay chances on Sunday, then it will be their 200th powerplay of the season and they have already scored 41 times on the man advantage.

Although, if Dundee manage to kill off two penalties, then it will be the 150th time they have killed off a powerplay this season.

The PK Unit have successfully stopped 148 out of the 180 powerplay’s that have come against the team in this campaign.

 

 

Friday’s home match against Glasgow will face-off at 7:30pm and Sunday’s road game in Manchester begins at 5:15pm. You can buy your tickets for Friday’s home game HERE.

Thanks to www.starsstats.co.uk/ which was created by Dave Sweetin (@dave_sweetin) and Elite Prospects for making some of the information used in this article available online.

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