February 27, 2011 | In: Articles
Devils downed by Clan
Braehead Clan battled back from two goals down to claim a 3-2 overtime victory against Elite League high-flyers Cardiff Devils.
Devils took the lead at the end of the first period when Tylor Michel netted, as the visitors made Clan pay for a missed five-on-three powerplay opportunity.
The lead was doubled at 30.59 when Phil Hill slotted into an empty net after Braehead goaltender JF Perras had made an excellent save.
But Clan were back on level terms shortly after as Jordan Krestanovich scored a solo effort at 32.17 before Ryan Campbell fired home 38 seconds later.
Neither side could find a winner in the third period, but Brahead sealed the victory just 41 seconds into the overtime period as Bobby Chaumont hit the net.
League leaders Sheffield Steelers suffered a third-period turnaround as they slipped to a shock 4-3 loss to Hull Stingrays.
Jeff Legue opened the scoring for the Steelers at 2.32 before a strike from Lee Mitchell made it 1-1 at 7.38. Ben Simon then scored for Sheffield to make it 2-1 at the end of the first period.
Legue grabbed a second at 24.20 but Stingrays reduced the deficit within a minute as Drew Banister struck at 25.17.
Mitchell netted his second of the contest to bring the scores level at the start of the third period before Konstantin Kalmikov struck the winner for Hull with just over six minutes left.
Edinburgh Capitals failed to arrest their dire run of form, falling to a 22nd consecutive loss after a 9-0 drubbing by Belfast Giants.
Brett Hemingway and Josh Prudden gave Giants, who claimed a ninth straight victory with the result, a 2-0 lead by the end of the first period.
The contest was then killed off in the last five minutes of the second period as Hemingway, Michael Jacobson and Dan Welch made it 5-0.
Four more goals followed in the third, with Colin Shields, Jon Gleed, Craig Peacock and Graeme Walton all finding the net.
Matthew Myers grabbed a 55th minute winner as Nottingham Panthers edged past Coventry Blaze 3-2 to record a seventh straight win.
After a goalless first period, Nottingham’s Robert Lachowicz broke the deadlock at 29.27, but Dan Carlson hit back shortly after to tie the scores.
And Blaze then took the lead through Greg Owen at the start of the third period, but goals from Jeff Heerema and Myers turned things around and secured victory for Panthers.
Newcastle Vipers claimed a 6-3 win over Dundee Stars on the back of five goals from Jaroslaw Rzeszutko.
Rzeszutko netted his first with only 20 seconds on the clock and then hit two in less than a minute to complete his hat-trick with just over 17 minutes gone.
John Dolan pulled one back early in the second period but Stars ran into penalty trouble and Toms Hartmanis extended the gap at 28.30.
Rzeszutko got his fourth of the game at 33.55 to make it 5-1 before Dundee player/coach Dan Ceman replied at 34.30.
In the third period, AJ MacLean cut the gap to two at 43.53 but Rzeszutko made sure of the win with his fifth goal late on.