Elite League round-up: Lord at the double as Devils edge ahead

Cardiff Devils moved two points clear at the top of the Elite League after a 5-2 home victory over Edinburgh Capitals – Andrew Lord (2) led their scoring.

The Devils followed up with a hard fought 3-2 Challenge Cup success at Coventry Blaze – Patrick Asselin bagged the winner in the first minute of overtime.

Sheffield Steelers secured a four-point weekend in the league against Fife Flyers, winning 4-1 on home ice and 4-2 in Kirkcaldy.

Belfast Giants split their home double-header against Coventry, losing 2-1 in their first game before bouncing with a 4-1 victory in the second meeting.

Cody Cartier hit a hat-trick for Manchester Storm as they ran out 6-2 winners on home ice against Edinburgh.

Kevin Hart, Brett Switzer and Felix-Antoine Poulin got the goals as Dundee Stars triumphed 3-0 at Braehead.

The Clan gained their revenge with a 5-4 shoot-out success at Dundee Ice Arena in the cup the following day – Jay Rosehill grabbed the deciding goal.

WEEKEND RESULTS

Friday

Belfast Giants 1-2 Coventry Blaze

Saturday

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

Sunday

Coventry Blaze 2-3 Cardiff Devils (Cup)
Dundee Stars 4-5 Braehead Clan (Cup)
Fife Flyers 2-4 Sheffield Steelers
Manchester Storm 6-2 Edinburgh Capitals

(Image permission: Scott Wiggins)

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