Blaze blank Storm for perfect weekend
Photos: Scott Wiggins
Coventry Blaze ensured they stay in the race for the top four with a shutout win against Manchester completing a four-point weekend.
Matt Pohlkamp scored the opening goal of a penalty-filled first period by poking home a rebound by Drew Schiestel's shot 4:37 into the game.
Evan Bloodoff doubled the home side's lead 2:29 into period two with a rocket from the faceoff circle past a helpless Matt Ginn. He then struck again tipping Justin Haché's shot at 35:54 to make things very comfortable for the Blaze.
League-leading goal-scorer Luke Ferrara scored from close range 2:30 into the final period to effectively kill off the game, while CJ Motte came up big a few times towards the end to preserve his shutout.