Belfast Giants show battling spirit to see off Dundee Stars

Belfast Giants' Mike Forney scoring past Dundee Stars' Trevor Koenig
Belfast Giants' Mike Forney scoring past Dundee Stars' Trevor Koenig

Belfast Giants twice came from behind to beat Dundee Stars 6-2 at the SSE Arena last night.

The Stars took the lead after only 35 seconds with Scott Brannon scoring, before the Giants drew level at 14:34 as Mike Radja netted his 24th goal of the season.

Dundee regained their advantage in the second period through Brannon’s second at 26:29, but Giants responded again through Mike Forney’s short-handed goal (32:38).

Belfast ensured a 3-2 second-period lead when Brandon Benedict scored their second short-handed goal of the night (38:38).

The home side put their foot on the gas in the third period, with goals from Jonathan Boxill (42:39) and Chris Higgins (44:07), while Kris Beech rounded the scoring off (58:06).

It leaves the Giants still fifth in the Elite League table, 11 points behind leaders, the Cardiff Devils.

The Giants play the Nottingham Panthers in Belfast next in a league clash on Friday night.