Elite League round-up: Devils power eleven points clear

Cardiff Devils extended their lead at the top of the Elite League to eleven points after recording a pair of victories.

Chris Culligan (2) led the scoring as the Devils won 6-3 at Coventry Blaze, while Gleason Fournier’s late goal sealed a 3-2 home success against Sheffield Steelers.

Nottingham Panthers ended their six-game losing run with a four-point weekend on home ice.

Matt Carter grabbed the decider in Panthers’ 3-2 shoot-out victory over Belfast Giants, while Alex Nikiforuk’s second goal of the game secured a 3-2 win against Fife Flyers.

That result completed a miserable weekend for the Flyers who also fell 6-5 on home ice against Braehead Clan – Scott Pitt bagged the winner for the visitors.

Pavel Vorobyev was the star of the show with four goals during Edinburgh Capitals’ 6-4 home victory over Braehead.

Manchester Storm triumphed 5-1 at home to Belfast, but they failed to follow up at Dundee as the Stars claimed a 6-3 success – Brett Switzer scored three for the home team.

Sheffield are through to the Challenge Cup semi-final after a 7-1 home win against Edinburgh completed a 9-3 aggregate victory.



Nottingham Panthers 3-2 Belfast Giants (SO)


Coventry Blaze 3-6 Cardiff Devils
Fife Flyers 5-6 Braehead Clan
Manchester Storm 5-1 Belfast Giants
Sheffield Steelers 7-1 Edinburgh Capitals (Cup) (agg 9-3)


Cardiff Devils 3-2 Sheffield Steelers
Dundee Stars 6-3 Manchester Storm
Edinburgh Capitals 6-4 Braehead Clan
Nottingham Panthers 3-2 Fife Flyers

(Image permission: Richard Murray)

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