Belfast Giants defeat Braehead in shoot-out

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Belfast Giants clinched a penalty shoot-out victory over Braehead Clan in Saturday night's Challenge Cup clash.

Matt Nickerson put Belfast ahead at the Braehead Arena but Clan hit back with goals from Alex Leavitt, Thomas Nesbitt and Scott Pitt.

Mike Forney pulled one back and Adam Keefe scored the equaliser late in the second period.

Overtime failed to produce a winner but the Giants prevailed on penalty shots to earn a 4-3 victory.

The Giants remain in Scotland for an Elite League encounter against Dundee Stars on Sunday.

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