EIHL: Nottingham Panthers move clear after beating Fife Flyers
Last Updated: 18/02/13 10:20am
Nottingham Panthers extended their recent run of good form to just one loss in 10 games following a 5-3 victory over Fife Flyers.
The Panthers are looking to win the Elite League title for the first time since the 1950s and the result never looked in doubt after Brandon Benedict struck with just 102 seconds on the clock.
Despite a stalwart performance from substitute goaltender Craig Chalmers, the Flyers could not stop the league leaders and defeat now means they have lost their last nine on the road.
Sheffield Steelers moved up to second place after a hat-trick from Shawn Limpright sealed a comfortable 4-0 victory over Hull Stingrays.
For the second night in a row the Steelers shut out their opposition, meaning John DeCaro has now gone 178 minutes and 41 seconds since conceding. As for Hull they have now lost eight straight.
Cardiff Devils stay in fourth place after their first league penalty shoot-out win against Dundee Stars ended a four game losing streak.
Ending overtime at 2-2 Cardiff held their nerve in the shoot-out as Mark Richardson dispatched the winning penalty to give his team the extra point.
Edinburgh Capitals failed to improve on their club record of four straight wins as they succumbed to a 3-2 defeat at Coventry Blaze.
Despite Edinburgh being 2-1 up after the opening period, Coventry fought back, equalizing in the second before Dustin Cameron sealed victory in the 57th minute.