SNL preview: Aberdeen Lynx defending four-goal lead against Paisley Pirates

Aberdeen Lynx visit Paisley Pirates on Saturday hoping to join Dundee Comets in this season’s Scottish Cup Final.

Jordan Leyden (3) topped the scoring for Aberdeen as they ran out 6-2 winners in last week’s first leg, but Paisley will fancy their chances of pulling the deficit back.

The Pirates have been strong at home this season, winning nine and drawing one of their 10 games in the league and cup at Braehead Arena.

Ian Turley’s side defeated Aberdeen 6-3 on home ice back in January and they have recorded a 90-15 goals tally on their own patch this term.

Aberdeen have won just five out of 11 road games this season, although they have scored 58 goals on their travels and will undoubtedly make things difficult for the home side with a four goal advantage.

Lynx are also in action on Sunday when they play their final match of the regular league season at home to Edinburgh Capitals SNL.

The race to reach the Play-off Finals Weekend at Fife Ice Arena gets underway on Saturday as Kilmarnock Storm take on Kirkcaldy Kestrels.

The two sides met twice in the league during Septmeber, with Kirkcaldy winning 6-1 on the road and following up with 12-1 victory back on home ice.

Dundee Tigers are also in play-off action on Sunday as they host local rivals Dundee Comets.

The Tigers have found things difficult against the Comets this season, losing their four previous league and cup games by an aggregate 38-8 scoreline.

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday

Paisley Pirates v Aberdeen Lynx (Cup)
Kilmarnock Storm v Kirkcaldy Kestrels (Play-offs)

Sunday

Aberdeen Lynx v Edinburgh Capitals SNL
Dundee Tigers v Dundee Comets (Play-offs)

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