Friday night is Hockey Night in Belfast and sees the Stena Line Belfast Giants back in action at home as they clash with the Coventry Blaze at the Odyssey Arena, face-off 7pm. The game is the last Elite League home game for the Giants before the Playoffs begin the following weekend – when the Giants will play their final home game of the 2014/15 season – date and opponent still to be confirmed.
Here are all ‘The Numbers’ you need for this Saturday’s and Sunday’s games vs Nottingham in Belfast:
Saturday vs Coventry
All time record: 93 games, 45-32-6-1-9, 300 goals for, 270 goals against, 7-3 in last 10 games, 4-3 season record.
Giants top scorers vs Coventry: Sandrock 8 points (1+7), Shields 7 points (1+6), Kompon 6 points (4+2), Sawada 6 points (3+3)
Blaze top scorers vs Belfast: Goertzen 7 points (3+4), Lee 5 points (3+2), DaCosta 5 points (1+4), O’Marra 4 points (1+3)
Giants powerplay vs Coventry: 17.2% (5-for-29)
Blaze powerplay vs Belfast: 20.0% (7-for-35)
Blaze powerplay this season: 12.5% (9th in the league) – 8.7% on the road (9th in the league)
Blaze penalty kill this season: 82.0% (7th in the league) – 81.8% on the road (6th in the league)
Stephen Murphy career vs Coventry: 26-8-2-1, 2.57 GAA, .915 SV%, 1 SO
Carsen Chubak career vs Coventry: 2-2, 2.26 GAA, .901 SV%
Brian Stewart career vs Belfast: 4-3, 2.87 GAA, .920 SV%
Sunday in Fife
All time record: 23 games, 18-3-1-1-0, 99 goals for, 55 goals against, 7-2-1 in last 10 games, 2-2 season record.
Giants top scorers vs Fife: Kompon 6 points (2+4), Shields 5 points (2+3), Lloyd 4 points (2+2), Sawada 4 points (0+4)
Flyers top scorers vs Belfast: Milam 6 points (2+4), Chaumont 5 points (2+3), Auger 5 points (2+3), Fleming 5 points (1+4)
Giants powerplay vs Fife: 25.0% (3-for-12)
Fife powerplay vs Belfast: 32.0% (8-for-25)
Flyers powerplay this season: 21.2% (3rd in the league) – 20.8% at home (5th in the league)
Flyers penalty kill this season: 84.5% (2nd in the league) – 86.4% at home (3rd in the league)
Stephen Murphy career vs Fife: 14-2-0-0, 1.94 GAA, .914 SV%, 2 SO
Carsen Chubak career vs Fife: 2-0-1, 2.57 GAA, .907 SV%
Kevin Regan career vs Belfast: 3-4-2, 3.50 GAA, .888 SV%
Power Play: Overall – 21.4% (2nd overall), Home 22.3% (4th, down 2), Away 20.4% (2nd)
Penalty Kill: Overall – 79.9% (8th overall), Home 77.4% (10th), Away 82.1% (4th)
Other Stats and Milestones
Robby Sandrock 1 goal from 50 as a Giant.
Robby Sandrock 5 points from 200 as a Giant.
Mark Garside 2 assists from 100 as a Giant.
David Phillips 4 points from 200 career.
Craig Peacock 3 goals from tying George Awada for 2nd all time.
Nathan Robinson 5 goals from 200 career.
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Hope to see you at the ‘O’ this Friday!