Coventry Blaze coach Danny Stewart felt his side played well for thirty minutes in the 6-3 home defeat to the Cardiff Devils.
Stewart told the Blaze website: “We played 30 minutes of fantastic hockey, and as far as I’m concerned a couple of missed calls, but that happens it’s part of the game.
“We’re still in a good position going into the third, we have just got to win a period at home and an error on our part defensively, and the guy sneaks in behind us and that’s the go-ahead goal, then we get caught a little bit pushing.
“Their 5th goal came right off our guys stick and I believe their 3rd goal was off Bouts’ skate too.
“It’s one of their stretches where it seems when things aren’t going great you don’t get the luck either, but you’ve got to work hard and hope that the luck turns over and goes your way.”