Sunday 25 February 2018

Belfast Giants' winning streak ended by Braehead Clan

Braehead Clan gained a bit of payback against Belfast
Braehead Clan gained a bit of payback against Belfast

Braehead Clan surprisingly ended Belfast Giants' four-match winning run with a 4-1 away victory.

James Desmarais followed a goalless first period by giving Belfast the lead, but two strikes from Stefan Meyer and another from Ben Davies put Braehead in control.

Captain Matt Keith, one day after becoming a father for the first time, scored with seven minutes remaining to secure victory and avenge Braehead's 4-3 overtime defeat by Belfast on Sunday evening.

Belfast remain fourth in the table, six points behind first-placed Cardiff with three games in hand.

Coventry Blaze won 5-3 against second-placed Nottingham Panthers.

Chris Lawrence gave the visitors the lead in the seventh minute but Blaze hit back through Mike Quesnele, Jordan Pietrus and Drew Fisher to lead 3-1 at the end of the first period.

Juraj Kolnik pulled one back for the Panthers in the third, before Brett Robinson made it 4-2.

David Clarke replied again for the visitors but Fisher secured victory by scoring in an empty net in the 59th minute.

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