Lightning 7 Capitals 2 (League)

26 October 2017

Milton Keynes Lightning made it two wins in a row over Edinburgh Capitals to move into the top eight after a 7-2 victory.

After a disappointing night in Coventry last night, Edinburgh started on the right foot with an early goal to get them going.

Denis Trakhanov’s shot went loose, allowing Marek Tvrdon to get on the rebound quickly to open the scoring.

Lightning hit back a few minutes later as Kevin King scored one on the powerplay as Konstantin Teslyukevich took a seat for slashing.

Paul Phillips put the home side in front five minutes into the second period as they started to take control of the game.

Then Christian Isackson added a third for MK with an excellent unassisted effort to send his shot into the roof of Pavel Shegalo’s net.

But Edinburgh showed there was still life in them when Pavel Vorboyev picked up a second for the Caps to reduce the gap to one.

Their joy was shortlived as Milton Keynes went 4-2 ahead with four minutes to go of the middle session as Francis Verrault-Paul was on target.

Number five came from Kyle Essery on the powerplay in the third as Lightning took the game by the scruff of the neck.

But they rounded things off with two late goals make it a one-sided final result as Isackson and Verrault-Paul got a second goal each to complete a good night’s work for MK.