Elite League round-up: Flyers enjoy home comforts

Fife Flyers bounced back from their 3-1 Elite League defeat at Braehead Clan on Friday with two impressive home victories over the weekend.

Nico Sacchetti scored twice as Flyers won 4-3 against Belfast Giants, and they followed up with a 4-2 success against Braehead – Ryan Dingle (2) topped the scoring.

Cardiff Devils opened a seven-point lead at the top of the table after picking up two wins.

Jake Morrissette, Leigh Salters and Guillaume Doucet were on target as Devils triumphed 3-0 at Nottingham Panthers, while Luke Piggott and Andrew Hotham got the goals in their 2-1 victory at home to Edinburgh Capitals.

Panthers recovered from their defeat against the Devils to record a 5-4 shoot-out success at Belfast – Andy Bohmbach got the winner.

Coventry Blaze enjoyed a successful weekend against Sheffield Steelers, winning 3-2 after a shoot-out on the road and 5-1 back on home ice.

Manchester Storm also secured a four-point weekend after winning 8-5 at home to Edinburgh and 4-2 at Dundee Stars.

WEEKEND RESULTS

Friday

Braehead Clan 3-1 Fife Flyers

Saturday

Fife Flyers 4-3 Belfast Giants
Manchester Storm 8-5 Edinburgh Capitals
Nottingham Panthers 0-3 Cardiff Devils
Sheffield Steelers 2-3 Coventry Blaze (SO)

Sunday

Belfast Giants 4-5 Nottingham Panthers (SO)
Cardiff Devils 2-1 Edinburgh Capitals
Coventry Blaze 5-1 Sheffield Steelers
Dundee Stars 2-4 Manchester Storm
Fife Flyers 4-2 Braehead Clan

(Image permission: Fife Flyers)

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