Competition: Elite League. Date: November 20, 2016. Match: Cardiff Devils 4 Braehead Clan 3. Venue: Cardiff Arena.
Elite League leaders Cardiff rounded-off a successful four-point weekend with a narrow 4-3 victory over rivals Braehead Clan at Cardiff Arena on Sunday evening.
Mike Hammond gave the Braehead the lead after five minutes, but Guillaume Doucet’s equaliser ensured that the Devils went into the first intermission on level terms.
The visitors again took the lead six minutes into the second period, this time through Craig Peacock, but a resilient Cardiff again drew level, with Devils defenceman Josh Batch beating Clan goaltender Gary Russell to leave the game tied at 2-2 after 40 minutes of play.
It took Doucet less than 90 seconds into the final frame to get his name on the scoresheet again, with his second of the night quickly followed up by Devils’ Joey Martin to make it 4-2.
A late Scott Pitt goal to make it 4-3 set up a nervy finish, albeit a brief one though, as Cardiff saw out the remaining seconds of the game to claim victory.
The defeat leaves the Braehead Clan sitting in 8th place in the Elite League, with their next League match coming against 9th place Edinburgh Capitals on Sunday 27th November at Murrayfield Ice Rink.