Elite League round-up: Higgins bags two as Giants beat Blaze

Belfast Giants continued their recent excellent form in the Elite League with two more impressive victories.

Blair Riley (2) led the scoring for the Giants in their 7-4 home win against Nottingham Panthers, while Chris Higgins (above) weighed in with a couple of goals in a 3-0 success at Coventry Blaze.

Leaders Cardiff Devils had a mixed weekend, winning 3-2 at home to Sheffield Steelers before following up with a 5-2 defeat at Nottingham.

Braehead Clan lost 7-4 at home to Coventry, but bounced back to win 4-1 at Fife – Mike Hammond, Matt Beca, Zach Sullivan and Alex Leavitt got the goals against the Flyers.

That result completed a miserable weekend for the Kirkcaldy outfit who also lost 4-3 after a shoot-out at Manchester Storm – Darian Dziurzynski bagged the decider for the home team.

Dundee Stars lost 4-3 after overtime at Edinburgh Capitals, but gained their revenge in emphatic fashion back on home ice with a 10-3 victory – Kevin Bruijsten (5) topped their scoring.

WEEKEND RESULTS

Saturday

Belfast Giants 7-4 Nottingham Panthers
Braehead Clan 4-7 Coventry Blaze
Cardiff Devils 3-2 Sheffield Steelers
Edinburgh Capitals 4-3 Dundee Stars (OT)
Manchester Storm 4-3 Fife Flyers (SO)

Sunday

Coventry Blaze 0-3 Belfast Giants
Dundee Stars 10-3 Edinburgh Capitals
Fife Flyers 1-4 Braehead Clan
Nottingham Panthers 5-2 Cardiff Devils

(Image permission: Scott Wiggins)

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