Nottingham Panthers beaten heavily by Dundee Stars

Nottingham Panthers

Nottingham Panthers suffered their heaviest defeat of the season on Thursday night with an 8-3 loss at ninth-placed Dundee Stars.

It is the first time that Dundee have beaten the Panthers since rejoining the top flight last season.

Panthers, who had back-up netminder Dan Green in goal, scored through Sami Ryhanen, Rhett Gordon and Danny Meyers.

On Wednesday Nottingham had romped to a 5-1 victory in Belfast in the first leg of this year's Challenge Cup final.

Panthers return to action on Saturday with a trip to Hull, before hosting the Giants in the second leg of the Cup final, looking to lift the trophy for a third year in a row.

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