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Tuesday 28 February 2017

Miika Wiikman stands firm as Nottingham Panthers shut out Cardiff Devils

David Clarke scored as Nottingham Panthers beat Cardiff Devils
David Clarke scored as Nottingham Panthers beat Cardiff Devils

Miika Wiikman posted a 29-save shut-out as Challenge Cup holders Nottingham Panthers claimed a 2-0 victory over Cardiff Devils at the National Ice Centre.

In a game which also counted for Elite League points, Panthers, who beat Devils 1-0 after overtime in last season's final, took a first-period lead through Chris Lawrence.

David Clarke wrapped up the win with an empty-net marker 30 seconds from time after Devils had pulled Ben Bowns.

Also in the cup, Mathieu Roy hit the game-winning goal as Sheffield Steelers held off a Coventry Blaze fightback to prevail 4-3 at the Skydome.

Mike Forney scored twice as Belfast Giants beat Edinburgh Capitals 3-1 at the SSE Arena and three final-period markers helped Dundee Stars to a 6-3 win at Fife Flyers.

In the other Elite League game, player of the week Darian Dziurzynsk grabbed both goals as Manchester Storm edged past Braehead Clan 2-1 in Glasgow after Matt Keith's go-ahead strike.

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