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Electric Stingrays shock Clan

Hull Stingrays produced the shock result of the Elite League play-off quarter-finals with a overtime win over Braehead Clan.

Braehead qualified second for the play-offs, with Hull only sneaking in seventh in the regular-season standings, and the first leg in Scotland went according to expectations - albeit only by a 3-2 scoreline.

And that narrow margin was punished as the East Yorkshire side won 2-1 in the return - Zach Hervato and Eric Galbraith overhauling Matt Haywood's opener, all in the third period - before Carl Lauzon scored in overtime.

The Fife Flyers almost managed an even bigger shock, scoring twice in the third period to draw 3-3 with regular-season table-toppers Sheffield Steelers on the night but losing 6-5 on aggregate. Robert Dowd scored twice for the South Yorkshire outfit.

Mark Garside also grabbed two goals as Belfast Giants beat Cardiff Devils 7-3 to add to their 1-0 first-leg win.

Coventry Blaze beat Nottingham Panthers 2-1 on the night, with goals from Ashley Tait and Craig Cescon, and 5-4 on aggregate.

That means the Panthers will not be involved in next Saturday's semi-finals in Nottingham, where Sheffield will face Hull before Belfast take on Coventry.


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