Belfast Giants edge out Nottingham Panthers in Elite League

The Belfast Giants shade a 4-3 win over Elite League leaders Nottingham Panthers to close the gap at the top to three points.

The Giants got a short-handed opener through player-coach Derrick Walser but Jeff Dimmen pulled the Panthers level.

In the second period Mike Forney's powerplay breakaway goal make it 2-1 with Andy Bohmbach equalising.

Mike Radja scored from an acute angle and James Desmarais made it 4-2 before Nottingham's David Ling got one back.

The teams meet again on Saturday night in the second match of their double-header.

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