Cardiff Devils 2-1 Belfast Giants
Belfast Giants are 2-1 down after the first leg of their Challenge Cup semi-final against Cardiff Devils.
Home side Cardiff got the only score of Wednesday's first period when Phil Hill netted on a powerplay with Paul Deniset sitting out a penalty for hooking.
Gerad Adams doubled the Devils lead in the third period but Robert Dowd struck on a powerplay for the Giants who were without the injured Darryl Lloyd.
The second leg in Belfast on 4 February also counts as an Elite League match.