The Stena Line Belfast Giants completed a four point weekend with two wins in as many nights at The SSE Arena, Belfast against the Edinburgh Capitals – the Giants making it three out of three wins in the Elite League. An overtime victory over the Edinburgh Capitals on Saturday night – 24 hours after the Challenge Cup contest began was followed up by a dominant 5-2 win in the Elite League clash.
After the confusion of Friday night’s tied 3-3 Challenge Cup game against the Edinburgh Capitals which should have went to overtime, Saturday night meant that Belfast giants had extra time and the possibility of penalties to attend with. Luckily Kris Beech scored the winner with just 10 seconds remaining.
The Elite League match between the two teams then started. The Belfast Giants won 5-2 with James Desmarais netting his first two goals for the team and a well deserved man of the match for Mike Forney.
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James Desmarais opens the scoring, tipping home a Derrick Walser shot. 1-0
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James Desmarais scores his second of the night. 2-0
Mike Forney gives the Stena Line Belfast Giants a 3-1 lead
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James Desmarais – Post game with