Belfast battle back for win
Elite League leaders Belfast Giants twice came back from behind to claim a 4-3 win at Nottingham Panthers to move two points clear of Dundee.
The home side, who had won their previous nine matches in all competitions, took the lead through David Clarke before Cody Brookwell struck back for the Giants in the first period in the Odyssey Arena.
Into period two and only one further goal, with Lynn Loyns edging the Panthers ahead again at 30.38, setting up a fierce third session.
Calvin Elfring of the Giants was first to light the lamp and see his side level once more with a shot at 48.05 and it was soon 3-2 to the Giants thanks to a strike by Robby Sandrock at 51.13 on a shorthanded play.
That was how it remained until the final minute when - with goaltender Craig Kowalski pulled - Jeffrey Szwez found the empty Panthers net with 55 seconds remaining.
Although Panthers managed a powerplay goal from Matt Ryan with 16 seconds of regulation remaining there was not enough time for the visitors to find a leveller.