Elite League: Nottingham Panthers top after shootout success over Cardiff Devils

Last Updated: 09/12/12 9:02am

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The Nottingham Panthers have moved to the top of the Elite League table following a 3-2 penalty shootout success over Cardiff.

The Panthers outshot the Devils 14-5 in the opening period, however, they could not find a way past goaltender Phil Oaser

The Devils opened the scoring 11 seconds in the second period courtesy of Stuart MacRae's short-handed goal.

Pat Galivan equalised two minutes later but the Devils bagged their second short-handed goal when Mac Faulkner netted.

Guillaume Lepine levelled for the Panthers once again before the end of the second and neither side could find a winner in the third.

The Panthers claimed the extra point in the shootout when Matt Francis scored only for McRae to miss for the Devils.

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