Elite League round-up: There’s no change at the top

Cardiff Devils are still top of the Elite League after recording a four point weekend.

Sean Bentivoglio bagged the winner in Cardiff’s 4-3 overtime victory at Nottingham Panthers, and the Devils followed up with a 5-3 home success against Manchester Storm.

Belfast Giants also secured two victories from their weekend road trip to Scotland.

Michael Forney (3) topped the scoring in the Giants’ 5-4 win at Braehead Clan, while Colin Shields (2) led the way in their 8-3 success at Edinburgh Capitals.

Levi Nelson second goal of the game sealed a 5-4 home win for Sheffield at home to Dundee Stars, and the Steelers followed up with an 8-2 victory at Coventry Blaze – Colton Fretter (4) was the star for the visitors.

Coventry had better luck at Manchester as Barry Almeida’s second of the night secured a 5-4 overtime success.

Fife Flyers had mixed fortunes on home ice, with both their games needing overtime to determine a winner.

The Flyers were defeated 5-4 by Edinburgh before bouncing back with a 4-3 victory over Nottingham – Matt Sisca grabbed the deciding goal.

Jacob Johnston scored the winner as Edinburgh triumphed 4-3 after a shoot-out at Dundee.

WEEKEND RESULTS

Friday

Dundee Stars 3-4 Edinburgh Capitals (SO)

Saturday

Braehead Clan 4-5 Belfast Giants
Fife Flyers 4-5 Edinburgh Capitals (OT)
Manchester Storm 4-5 Coventry Blaze (OT)
Nottingham Panthers 3-4 Cardiff Devils (OT)
Sheffield Steelers 5-4 Dundee Stars

Sunday

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

(Image permission: Richard Murray)

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