Elite League Hockey: Belfast Giants see off Edinburgh Capitals challenge
Last Updated: 07/12/13 11:11pm
Belfast Giants beat Edinburgh Capitals 6-3 on Saturday
Elite League leaders Belfast Giants used a strong second period to pull away from Edinburgh Capitals and claim a 6-3 win.
Jan Safar and Adam Keefe exchanged goals at the Odyssey Arena before Kevin Saurette, Dustin Whitecotton and Kevin Phillips saw Belfast move three clear before the final 20 minutes.
Saurette then scored again, Chris Higgins contributing a sixth goal for the Giants before a late Edinburgh rally saw Richard Hartmann and Michal Benadik level the final period.
Bottom side Fife Flyers secured a 4-3 shootout victory over Hull Stingrays after regulation time could not separate the sides.
Hull won the first period 2-1 thanks to Guillaume Doucet and Jason Silverthorn, Jordan Fulton scoring for Fife, but the Scots levelled the match by taking the second period by the same scoreline.
This time Justin DaCosta and Kyle Haines had preceded Jereme Tendler's response and, subsequently, a goalless third period.
Overtime failed to produce a winner but Fife triumphed in the shootout, Tim Hartung converting the crucial goal.
Braehead Clan won every period on their way to beating Cardiff Devils 8-4 at the Braehead Arena.
Daniel Nicholat, Ash Goldie (two), Matthew Haywood, Neil Trimm, Tristan Harper, Joe Cullen and Joel Champagne were all on target for the Scottish club while Tomas Kurka, Max Birbraer, Chris Blight and Andrew Lord chipped in for the Devils.