Belfast earn their third win of the weekend as they beat Edinburgh

Recent Belfast Giants signing Kevin Westgarth
Former NHL star Kevin Westgarth scored three of Belfast's goals at Murrayfield Ice Rink

Belfast Giants continued their resurgence as three Kevin Westgarth goals helped them earn a 5-2 away win over Edinburgh Capitals on Sunday.

The game was Belfast's fourth straight win and completed a highly successful weekend after their victories on Friday and Saturday over Coventry.

Westgarth hit Belfast's opening goal late in the first period.

Two Evan Cheverie goals helped increase Belfast's lead to 3-1 with Westgarth hitting the last two Giants goals.

Richard Hartmann struck Edinburgh's first goal to cut Belfast's lead to 2-1 early in the second period and Daniel Naslund's goal reduced the margin to 4-2 before Westgarth completed the scoring.

Belfast's win at the Murrayfield Ice Rink keeps them third in the table behind leaders Sheffield and Braehead.

The Giants will be back in action on Saturday next when they face Braehead at the Odyssey Arena.

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