Devils and Giants swap places in Elite League standings

(PHOTO: William Cherry/Press Eye)

Another action-packed weekend in the Elite League has seen some shock results shake up the standings.

Cardiff Devils have been maintaining their second place in the table for a while now, not budging from that spot.

They have now dropped below the Belfast Giants however as the rescheduled games start coming into play.

It won’t help that the Devils suffered a disappointing loss to the Nottingham Panthers who cut through them 4-1.

Belfast on the other hand lost one of their four consecutive away games to the Dundee Stars.

They got their revenge the very next day by thumping them 7-0, two more wins followed this to round-up their weekend.

For more on the Giants’ form this weekend try our writer Luke James’ Elite League Takeaways.

The end result of this weekend was seeing what we’ve all been expecting for a while.

Belfast overtake the Devils who are being caught up on in games played by the Irish outfit.

With Belfast still having two games in hand over Cardiff the one-point gap between the sides could still get bigger.

The Sheffield Steelers who remain top also have two games over the Giants so the gap between first and second could also increase.

As the weeks go on it does seem the ironclad Steelers will take home the Elite League title.

It isn’t game over just yet though as the Steelers face a tough Glasgow Clan side next.

The two sides have met four times already in the league this season with the Steelers winning all the previous meetings.

The Clan will want to avenge those losses as they try to stay in play-off spots.

Dundee is joint on points with Glasgow and if results go their way they could end up above their Scottish rivals.

Both sides are in action on Wednesday the 16th of February.

Here are Wednesday’s games:

Dundee Stars (9th) vs Cardiff Devils (3rd)

Nottingham Panthers (4th) vs Manchester Storm (7th)

Glasgow Clan (8th) vs Sheffield Steelers (1st)

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