Belfast Giants are still top of the Elite League despite a mixed weekend of results.
Saturday’s trip to Nottingham Panthers started well for Belfast as they took a 3-2 lead after the first two periods, but goals by Ollie Betteridge and Evan Mosey midway through the final session sealed a 4-3 win for the home team.
Giants bounced back on Sunday at Manchester Storm with a 2-1 shoot-out victory – Mike Radja grabbed the decider.
Robert Dowd scored twice for Sheffield Steelers in their 4-2 win at home to Dundee Stars but they found things tougher on the road, falling 7-5 at Edinburgh Capitals.
Cardiff Devils secured their 11th home win in row with a 5-2 success against Manchester – Andrew Lord (2) led their scoring. The Welsh outfit followed up with a 6-4 win at Coventry Blaze in the Elite Challenge Cup.
Fife Flyers made it three wins on the spin on home ice with a comfortable 8-3 success against Edinburgh, but their struggles away from home continued as they slipped to a 6-3 loss at Dundee.
Braehead Clan ended a three game losing run with a 6-0 home victory against Coventry.
Braehead Clan 6-0 Coventry Blaze
Cardiff Devils 5-2 Manchester Storm
Fife Flyers 8-3 Edinburgh Capitals
Nottingham Panthers 4-3 Belfast Giants
Sheffield Steelers 4-2 Dundee Stars
Dundee Stars 6-3 Fife Flyers
Edinburgh Capitals 7-3 Sheffield Steelers
Manchester Storm 1-2 Belfast Giants (SO)
Coventry Blaze 4-6 Cardiff Devils (Challenge Cup)
(Image permission: Karl Denham)