Nottingham Panthers' six-match winning streak came to an end with a 6-3 defeat away against Braehead Clan on Tuesday.
Braehead dominated from the outset and raced in to a 5-0 lead through Matt Haywood, Brock McPherson, James Jorgensen  and Jordan Krestanovich.
Rob Lachowicz got Panthers on the scoresheet in the final moments of the second period and Matthew Myers and David Clarke made it 5-3 in the third.
But McPherson's second of the night sealed victory for the home side.
The defeat, only Nottingham's second in 13 matches, leaves Corey Neilson's men just three points behind Elite League leaders Belfast.