Elite League round-up: Double delight for Devils in Belfast

Cardiff Devils took a big step towards claiming their first Elite League title after recording a pair of victories at Belfast Giants over the weekend.

The Devils staged a remarkable comeback in Friday’s game, recovering from 3-0 down to win 4-3 – Mark Richardson, Sean Bentivoglio, Joey Haddad and Patrick Asselin got the goals.

Andrew Hotham’s third period strike sealed a 3-2 success in Saturday’s fixture to leave the Devils seven points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand.

Third-placed Sheffield Steelers are now just a point behind the Giants after securing two wins from their weekend double-header against Manchester Storm.

The Steelers triumphed 3-1 on home ice and followed up with a 4-3 overtime victory in the reverse fixture – Jace Coyle bagged the winner in Altrincham.

Corey Cowick hit a hat-trick for Braehead Clan in their 8-5 win at home to Fife Flyers.

The Flyers completed a miserable weekend with two further defeats against Dundee Stars, losing 4-3 on home ice and 4-2 on the road.

Coventry Blaze lost 4-1 at Nottingham Panthers, but they bounced back in style in the return game with an impressive 5-1 victory.

WEEKEND RESULTS

Friday

Belfast Giants 3-4 Cardiff Devils
Braehead Clan 8-5 Fife Flyers

Saturday

Belfast Giants 2-3 Cardiff Devils
Fife Flyers 3-4 Dundee Stars
Nottingham Panthers 4-1 Coventry Blaze
Sheffield Steelers 3-1 Manchester Storm

Sunday

Coventry Blaze 5-1 Nottingham Panthers
Dundee Stars 4-2 Fife Flyers
Manchester Storm 3-4 Sheffield Steelers (OT)

(Image permission: Press Eye)

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