David Ling still settling at Nottingham Panthers

Nottingham Panthers forward David Ling says he is still settling in despite hitting a hat-trick as his new side earned a 4-2 Elite League and Challenge Cup win over Cardiff Devils on Tuesday.external-link

Ling scored twice in the opening period and once in the third, with Matt Francis also on target.

He told BBC Radio Nottingham: "It was coming. I was getting the chances, but they weren't going in.

"It was coming and it's nice to get the confidence rolling."

Ling, 37, added: "My timing was a little off. I am learning to play with new guys and a new system and I am still learning.

"But it was a good night and you cherish nights like this."

Panthers, who beat fierce rivals Sheffield Steelers in a shootout last Saturday,external-link face Coventry Blaze at the National Ice Centre on Friday and then are away against Belfast Giants on Saturday.

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