Rapid Solicitors Elite League
Nottingham Panthers 5 Braehead Clan 4
Nottingham who had won their last four games that saw them go to the top of the league standings, had to fight all the way to get the two points with an overtime winner from Bruce Graham with 59 seconds remaining.
There was nothing to separate the teams after the first twenty minutes, with the home team going in front with a strike from Jordan Fox at 2.05. The visitors got back on level terms as Robert Farmer at 8.10 netted.
The hosts regained the lead with a strike from Matt Francis at 28.03. However, three goals in a four minute spell turned the game around. The first powerplay of the game for the Clan saw Steve Birnstill at 32.14 restore equality. The visitors then went in front for the first time as player/coach Jordan Krestanovich slotted home at 34.08. A magical four minute spell was completed when Bobby Chaumont fond the net at 36.32 to give the Clan a two goal lead at the end of the second break.
Panthers came out for the third period with all guns blazing and Matthew Myers at 47.22 got them back to within one. The home fans were then on their feet at 50.50 as Jonathan Weaver on the powerplay made the game all square once again. Neither team could find a game winner in the remainder of the third period. Into overtime and with the game heading to a penalty shootout, Bruce Graham slotted home the game winner at 64.01.
Craig Kowalski 8+11+5+1=25
Garrett Zemlak 13+8+25+7=53