BELFAST GIANTS 4 NOTT PANTHERS 3
An astonishing goal from Robby Sandrock helped the Belfast Giants to a 4-3 victory over the Nottingham Panthers in last nght’s top of the Elite League clash at the Odyssey Arena.
With the score tied at 2-2 with under ten minutes remaining and the Giants killing a penalty Sandrock unleashed a routine dump on Panthers goaltender Craig Kowalski from his own blueline.
Somehow the puck got through the netminder and ended up in the back of the net.
It’s not the type of goal you see everyday, in fact any day, but it was enough to propel the Giants to a big win.
That goal stunned the Panthers and knocked them off their game.
The Giants seized control in the closing minutes and Jeffrey Szwez iced the game with the empty netter with 55 seconds left.
There was still time on the powerplay for Matt Ryan to score but nothing ultimately the Panthers could do.
This was a big early season win that saw the Giants maintain top spot in the Elite League standings ahead of a Challenge Cup game away to the Braehead Clan this evening.