EIHL: Dundee Stars edge out Hull Stingrays after thriller
Last Updated: 11/02/13 10:03am
Dundee Stars needed overtime to beat bottom side Hull Stingrays 8-7 in a goal fest at the Dundee Ice Arena.
The Stars' Matt Baxter scored the winner with just 18 seconds left, which leaves them sixth in the league and at the top of the Gardiner Conference.
Hull opened the scoring through Jason Silverthorn but Dundee hit back through Sami Ryhanen, Janis Ozolins and Baxter to lead 3-1 at the period break.
The Stingrays regained their lead with three goals from Martin Ondrej, Sylvain Cloutier and Silverthorn, only for the Stars Bill Bagron and Mike Wrill to score in the powerplay and lead 5-4.
Period three saw Tom Squires draw the Stingrays level, only for Pat Bowen and Ozolins to stretch the Stars' lead to 7-5.
However, Dominic Osman and Kurtis Dulle ensured the match went to overtime where Baxter's strike proved the difference.
Coventry Blaze picked up another win as they beat Braehead Clan 2-0 to register their first back-to-back victories since early December.
Adam Henrich and skipper Shea Guthrie scored as Coventry became the first side to shut out the Clan offense this season and consign them to their fourth straight defeat.
Edinburgh Capitals secured a big win over rivals Fife Flyers with a comprehensive 7-2 victory at Murrayfield.
Peter Helecko and player/coach Richard Hartmann made it 2-0 to the home side but the Flyers hit back with Bobby Chaumont and Danny Stewart scoring.
Edinburgh then scored five on the bounce through Curtis Leinweber, Rene Jarolin, Jade Portwood, Marcis Zembergs and Holecko, to secure victory.