Flames fell behind early, but did more than enough in follow up to collect a 5-1 win at Glasgow Clan to increase their lead at the top of the table to a 5 point spread.
An 8th minute Kevin Massy strike set the home team in front, but Flames were able to level thanks to a Ryan Tait powerplay counter at 15:46 and then what turned out to be the winner just 24 seconds from period time through Owen Griffiths.
5 minutes into the middle set, Brett Ferguson put Flames in front by a pair, and he had another around the halfway mark that had them 3 goals to the good to close out the 2nd.
A little over 4 minutes into the 3rd, Logan Fredericks extended the lead further when he got the Flames final tally of the contest.
Taz Burman stopped 24 of 25 shots while John Muse for Clan was 30 of 35.
“This is a tricky week with a schedule that keeps us away from our own beds from Tuesday to Saturday so banking a win here before another tough ask tomorrow night was really important,” explained Paul Dixon.
“Glasgow came out strong for the first 10 minutes or so and we weathered it pretty well before we were able to push back a bit.”
“They are coming off a really good run where I think they won 4 of 5 and beat Sheffield and Cardiff back to back so we knew they would have confidence.”
“Not going too long without replying to their early goal was important, and then a real boost from Owen scoring right at the end of the period to let us play with a lead.”
“It was a good night, and now we will head home and try to be ready for Coventry tomorrow.”