Sheffield Steelers put on a solid all-round display in Scotland last night.
Chief sniper Stefan Meyer scored at Edinburgh Capitals at 16;29 after two defencemen Danny Meyers and Drew Fata had set him up.
Steelers had 13 other chances against goalie Tomas Hiadlovsky, but they went in the first interval just a single goal ahead. Caps had just five attempts on Frank Doyle.
Steelers just about kept control of the middle session, outshooting their hosts 14-8, but couldn’t improve on the scoreline.
At 48;21, with the game on a knife-edge, Max Lacroix gave Steelers some breathing room with a second.
Curtis Leinweber got one back at 51.33 but Meyer added an empty-netter with eight seconds left.
Period Scores: 0-1, 0-1, 1-1
Penalty Mins: Edi 0+4+2=6, She 2+0+0=2
Powerplay: Edi 0/1, She 0/3
Shots On: Tomas Hiadlovsky 15+14+17=46 + 1 ENG, Frank Doyle 5+8+8=21
Referee: Neil Wilson
Saturday 15th March
Braehead Clan 2 Cardiff Devils 4
Dundee Stars 8 Hull Stingrays 2
Edinburgh Capitals 1 Sheffield Steelers 3
Fife Flyers 6 Belfast Giants 2
Sunday 16th March
Belfast Giants v Braehead Clan– 4.00pm
Cardiff Devils v Edinburgh Capitals – 6.00pm
Coventry Blaze v Nottingham Panthers – 5.15pm
Dundee Stars v Fife Flyers – 6.30pm
Sheffield Steelers v Hull Stingrays – 5.00pm
See full wrap-up in Monday’s Star.