Nottingham Panthers still lead the Elite League after a mixed weekend of results.
David Ling (2) topped the scoring for Panthers in their impressive 7-3 win at Cardiff Devils, but they failed to follow up back on home ice as old rivals Sheffield Steelers clinched a 6-4 victory.
That result sealed a four-point weekend for the Steelers who also won 3-2 at home to Coventry Blaze – Colton Fretter grabbed the decider in the final minute.
Coventry picked up two points at the Skydome courtesy of a stylish display against Cardiff. Neil Trimm, Drew Fisher, Carl Lauzon and Russell Cowley got the goals as Blaze ran out 4-1 winners.
Dundee Stars bounced back from a 1-0 defeat at home to Fife Flyers with two high-scoring road victories.
Brett Switzer’s hat-trick was the highlight of their 6-4 win at Manchester Storm, but Stars topped that the following night in a 20-goal thriller at Edinburgh Capitals.
Capitals led 8-5 early in the third period, but goals by Bobby Chaumont (2), Jason Gray and Justin Faryna put the visitors ahead.
Trevor Gerling completed his hat-trick with 90 seconds left to tie the game at 9-9, before Chaumont again and Doug Clarkson sealed the points for Stars in the final minute.
Braehead Clan blew a two-goal lead at Fife to lose 3-2, but they gained their revenge in the reverse fixture with a comfortable 3-0 success. Stefan Meyer (2) and Ben Davies got the goals.
Vinny Scarsella, Luke Salazar and Matty Davies were on target as Manchester won 3-1 at Belfast Giants.
Dundee Stars 0-1 Fife Flyers
Sheffield Steelers 3-2 Coventry Blaze
Cardiff Devils 3-7 Nottingham Panthers
Fife Flyers 3-2 Braehead Clan
Manchester Storm 4-6 Dundee Stars
Belfast Giants 1-3 Manchester Storm
Braehead Clan 3-0 Fife Flyers
Coventry Blaze 4-1 Cardiff Devils
Edinburgh Capitals 9-11 Dundee Stars
Nottingham Panthers 4-6 Sheffield Steelers
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