Belfast Giants too strong for Nottingham Panthers

Colin Shields scored twice for the Belfast Giants in victory over Nottingham Panthers
Colin Shields scored twice for the Belfast Giants in victory over Nottingham Panthers

Belfast Giants secured a convincing 6-2 victory over Nottingham Panthers at the SSE Arena.

Andy Bohmbach gave the visitors a first-period lead when he grabbed the opener at 5:18.

Colin Shields scored 57 seconds in the second session and that set the tone for the Giants.

Mike Radja netted at 28:54 and Mitch Ganzak (powerplay) at 32:25 as Belfast turned the game on its head.

Mike Forney made it 4-1 to the Giants at 41:32 before David Clarke closed the gap at 51:04.

But Giants stormed to the win with Kris Beech on target at 56:42 and Shields added an empty-netter at 59:57