Elite League: Belfast Giants 6-3 Coventry Blaze

Belfast Giants threaten the Blaze goal during Saturday night's game at the SSE Arena
Belfast Giants threaten the Blaze goal during Saturday night's game at the SSE Arena

Belfast Giants earned a second Elite League victory over Coventry Blaze in 24 hours thanks to a 6-3 win at the SSE Arena on Saturday night.

The hosts led 2-0 at the end of the first period thanks to Darryl Lloyd and Mike Radja goals before Jordan Pietrus pulled one back for Coventry.

James Demarais (2) and Craig Peacock netted as the Giants pulled clear.

Cale Tanaka struck twice to close the gap to two before Kris Beech sealed the points with 33 seconds remaining.

It was a much closer affair on Friday night, with Belfast prevailing in a penalty shoot-out after the match ended 1-1.

David Rutherford had a Giants debut to remember after scoring the only penalty while Stephen Murphy repelled three Blaze efforts.

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