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Seven-up Giants show their ruthless edge

Belfast Giants 7-2 Dundee Stars

Belfast Giants winger Patryk Wronka
Belfast Giants winger Patryk Wronka
Adam McKendry

By Adam McKendry

The Belfast Giants made it back-to-back wins in the Elite League as they hit their attacking stride with a 7-2 thumping of the Dundee Stars at the SSE Arena.

The Giants had seven different scorers in the win while netminder Shane Owen made 26 saves, with the result seeing them move to 4-1-2 in the league.

It started well for Adam Keefe's side when Patryk Wronka finished Lewis Hook's pass to the crease at 8:15, but the Stars drew level at 9:05 when Matt Marquardt finished back-handed into the top shelf.

But the Giants would hold a two-goal advantage at the first intermission, Jordan Smotherman firing home at 12:10 from the left circle before Liam Morgan stabbed in a powerplay goal at 19:32.

Elgin Pearce pulled one back for the Stars 33 seconds into the second period, but the Giants maintained their healthy lead through strikes from Matt Pelech (27:13), Lewis Hook (37:06) and Jean Dupuy on the powerplay (39:21).

Dupuy then dropped gloves with Pearce at the start of the third period, much to the delight of the already jovial crowd, and Jesse Forsberg rounded off the scoring with a rocket from the point at 46:34.

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