Finnerty content with three point return

Braehead Clan boss Ryan Finnerty won’t lose any sleep over Sunday’s defeat at Dundee Stars, despite seeing his team blow a 4-1 lead.

Clan followed up Saturday’s excellent 5-2 home win over Fife Flyers with a 6-5 shoot-out loss against the Stars to end the weekend with three points out of a possible four.

“We got a point the hard way on Sunday and I’m frustrated we gave up a three goal lead, but we got a late one to salvage a point at least,” said Finnerty.

“When it goes to penalty shots, it can go either way. Dundee were resilient and scored some timely goals, so I’m not going to beat the team up too much after this.

“They deserved to get the two points and Marc’s team did well to come back. We’re not going to dissect this too much as we look ahead to our next game.

“The goal that hurt us was the one their second goal, scored in the next shift after Scott Aarssen had put us 4-1 ahead. If we could have got back in our flow, we could have gone on to bury them.

“It gave them some life when it was done and dusted – from there, we made some costly errors. One was from a face-off, with a good shot and the fourth was a mistake.

“They outworked us in the last twelve minutes of that second period and they got everything from hard work, while we couldn’t quite get back to that level.

“I was confident going into the third as I feel like we’re a good third period team. In the end we lost a point we shouldn’t have and we’ll look at it as we move on to a stretch of games at home.”

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