Brown says Panthers were unlucky to lose

Nottingham forward Jeff Brown believes the Panthers were unlucky to have their six-game unbeaten run ended by Belfast Giants on Sunday.

Blair Riley’s overtime goal secured a 2-1 victory for the Giants, but Brown was happy with his team’s overall performance.

“Every time you’re playing in the Elite League you want to come away with two points, but tonight was a tough one for us,” he told Panthers TV.

“I thought we worked really hard, the bounces weren’t going our way but we persevered. When you’re in a game like that it’s so back and forth it’s going to come down to the last bounce.

“Credit to Belfast for getting that last bounce, but I don’t think that takes away from our effort. They were pretty good but I thought we took it to them.

“I think we had the most of the possession – it’s just one of those things where pucks are bouncing off the ice sticks and it’s just one of those nights.

“I don’t think it takes away from how good we’ve been in the Elite league and every guy in that dressing room knows there is only one goal and that’s a championship at the end of the year.

“We will bounce back – we’ve got a lot of leaders in that room so we’ll make sure we come back even hungrier next game.”

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