Belfast Giants move clear at top by beating Cardiff Devils 2-1

Kevin Saurette scored the first goal for the Belfast Giants away to Cardiff Devils

The Belfast Giants achieved their third win in Cardiff this season to move two points clear at the top of the Elite League table.

The in-form visitors took the lead in the 25th minute through a penalty shot skilfully scored by Kevin Saurette past Devils keeper Daniel Lacosta.

Jeff Szwez made it 2-0 for the Giants on the powerplay just after Matt Myers had been sin-binned.

Andrew Lord got a goal back for Cardiff on 49.19 when they were short-handed.

Late on, with Belfast's Jeff Mason in the bin, the Devils piled on some pressure but could not find an equaliser.

Giants skipper Adam Keefe received a match penalty, when his side were leading 1-0, for checking to the head of Andrew Colboy who needed to be helped from the ice for medical treatment.

Keefe is now in danger of picking up a suspension from the league's disciplinary chiefs.

Belfast, who have won eight of their 10 matches in the Elite League this season, now face Sheffield Steelers away on Sunday.

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