Giants Finish Perfect Weekend

Don't you just love a perfect weekend? I know I do.

I may not personally have had one (you can check out my Twitter timeline if you really want to know why) but the Giants did on the ice!

Not only did they beat the Clan 5-2 on Saturday during the first Pride Night at the SSE Arena, but they turned around Sunday to beat the Guildford Flames again by a score of 5-2.

10 goals in two games. That's pretty good.

It's hard to break down a game that you haven't watched, but I'll do my best.

Other than my favourite player (Kevin Raine) scoring the fifth goal, I think the biggest thing from the game Sunday is that Ciaran Long FINALLY scored for the Giants. He also had an assist on the second goal, scored by Curtis Hamilton.

After putting up 26 goals and 35 assists for 61 points last season with Manchester, Long put up a three point weekend for second time this season. I'm not saying that he's going to go on a tear and start putting in a goal every game, but if he can get going maybe that'll help fuel the offence a bit more.

One other big take away for me from the weekend is the continued stellar play from Shane Owen. 48 saves on 52 shots over the two games and a save percentage of 0.92 in the two wins. It's also three wins his his last four starts.

The Giants are also 3-1 over the past four games, putting up five goals in each of their wins.

It's a long break now before the weekend series at home against the Cardiff Devils, so I think I'll do the smart thing and get ready for the games by showing no mercy to the Welsh side as I play against them (as Belfast) in NHL 20 on my Playstation.


©2020 Stuart Walter. Pictures provided by the Stena Line Belfast Giants.