Elite League: Giants put 10 past Blaze in goal fest
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Belfast Giants came out 10-8 winners over Coventry Blaze as the goals flowed in Sunday's Elite League clash.
Goals from Kris Beech, Jeff Mason, Brandon Benedict and Mike Radja helped Belfast to a 4-1 lead but Coventry hit back by scoring the next five.
It was the Giants turn to net five times without reply with James Desmarais, Radja (2), Darryl Lloyd and Mark Garside on target.
Blaze pulled it back to 9-8 before Mason sealed a sensational victory.
Just two goals were scored in normal time when the teams met at the SSE Arena on Saturday night, with Coventry winning on penalties.
A day later at the SkyDome Arena and the floodgates opened, with a Neil Trimm strike sandwiched between the four-goal salvo from the visitors inside the first nine minutes.
The momentum quickly shifted with Drew Fisher, Brett Robinson Asley Tait (2) and Cale Tanaka hitting the Giants net to leave Coventry two in front early in the second period.
Belfast repeated the five-goal feat before Carl Lauzon and Mike Quesnele struck for the Blaze to set up a thrilling finale.
Mason netted with four minutes left to complete the goal fest and record the highest scoring game in Giants history.