Highlights: Braehead Clan vs Nottingham Panthers 28/2/2016 – EIHL
Braehead Clan vs Nottingham Panthers 28/2/2016 – EIHL
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A Scott Pitt hat-trick helped snap a five-game losing run for Braehead Clan as they beat Nottingham Panthers to confirm a place in the play-offs.
It ended a disappointing month as Braehead finally beat the only team they had yet to defeat this season in Elite League competition.
But it was played in exciting fashion as both sides gave their all in a pulsating and, at times, feisty contest.
There were chances from both teams in the first period, but it was David Clarke who put the visitors ahead with a close range effort.
The game livened up in the second period and a hit from Cam Janssen on Nathan McIver saw the Panthers man kicked out of the game for checking to the head,
Matt Keith was also given his marching orders for spearing as he went to confront Janssen in the wake of that hit and it galvanised Clan players and fans alike.
Pitt flicked the puck in at the near post after being set up by Neil Trimm to pull the home side level.
Then McIver sent a low puck into the middle that seemed to evade everyone, even Nottingham goalie Miika Wiikman as the puck slid underneath him and in.
Panthers equalised in the third period as Robert Farmer finished with a turn and shot after being set up by Evan Mosey.
But Clan retook the lead when Pitt nabbed his second of the night with a powerful drive that flew past Wiikman.
And the same player wrapped up a huge win for the Clan with an empty net goal to clinch his hat-trick and confirm the points and that place in the top eight.