SNL preview: Capitals aiming to build momentum ahead of play-offs

Edinburgh Capitals SNL are targeting a strong end to the regular season as they chase a top four finish in the league.

The Capitals are currently fifth in the table, four points behind Aberdeen Lynx with three games in hand.

Martin Cingel’s side were due to play Moray Typhoons on Saturday, but that game has now been cancelled and the Capitals awarded a 5-0 victory.

Edinburgh and Aberdeen are scheduled to face each other in the Granite City at the start of March and that game could determine who finishes fourth this term.

The two sides are likely to meet again in the quarter-finals of the play-offs and whoever ends up fourth will secure home advantage in the second leg of that tie.

Dundee Comets host Aberdeen on Saturday aiming to keep their title bid firmly on track.

The Comets are a point ahead of Kirkcaldy Kestrels with four games to play, but Aberdeen will be gunning for revenge after losing 8-3 at home to the Comets earlier in the season.

Kirkcaldy are in action on Sunday when they welcome Solway Stingrays to Fife Ice Arena.

The Kestrels ran out 15-3 winners when the teams met in Dumfries back in November and they will be confident of completing the double this weekend.

Third-placed Paisley Pirates meet North Ayrshire Wild on Sunday hoping to take advantage of any slip-ups by the top two.

Just two points covers the top three sides heading into the final weeks of the season, but Paisley have a game in hand on both of their rivals.

The Pirates will face Dundee and Kirkcaldy at the start of March and those fixtures are likely to determine the destination of this season’s league title.

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday

Dundee Comets v Aberdeen Lynx
Kilmarnock Thunder v Dundee Tigers

Sunday

Kirkcaldy Kestrels v Solway Stingrays
Paisley Pirates v North Ayrshire Wild

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