MK Lightning picked up five points out of a possible six over the weekend to keep their EPL title hopes alive.
Lightning started their triple-header of games with a 2-1 home win against Basingstoke Bison and they secured another point after a 2-1 overtime loss at Swindon Wildcats.
Frantisek Bakrlik bagged a hat-trick during an 8-3 victory at Sheffield Steeldogs to leave Lightning eight points behind Telford Tigers with a game in hand.
Jason Silverthorn (3) topped the scoring for the Tigers in their 4-2 success at Basingstoke, while Doug Clarkson weighed in with a couple of goals as the Shropshire outfit won 5-3 at home to Peterborough Phantoms.
The Phantoms had better luck on home ice as they secured an impressive 6-1 victory over Guildford Flames.
Lee Bonner hit a hat-trick in Hull Pirates 6-0 home win against Bracknell Bees and he followed up with two more in a 3-1 success in the reverse fixture.
MK Lightning 2-1 Basingstoke Bison
Basingstoke Bison 2-4 Telford Tigers
Hull Pirates 6-0 Bracknell Bees
Peterborough Phantoms 6-1 Guildford Flames
Swindon Wildcats 2-1 MK Lightning (OT)
Bracknell Bees 1-3 Hull Pirates
Sheffield Steeldogs 3-8 MK Lightning
Telford Tigers 5-3 Peterborough Phantoms
(Image permission: Tony Sargent)