Belfast Giants beat Nottingham Panthers in shoot-out

Robert Dowd
Robert Dowd scored Belfast's third goal in Nottingham

Belfast Giants defeated Elite League title rivals Nottingham Panthers in a penalty shoot-out after Saturday night's game in England ended 3-3.

Jon Pelle and Paul Deniset put the Giants 2-0 ahead before Matt Francis pulled one back for the hosts.

Robert Dowd added a third for Belfast but Francis scored before David-Alexandre Beauregard levelled 12 minutes into the third period.

Belfast won the shoot-out and the sides meet again in Nottingham on Sunday.

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