Published Saturday, 20 October 2012
The Belfast Giants in action against Landshut Cannibals in the Continental Cup. (© Diane Davey)
It was disappointing for the Giants after their 11-1 win the previous day, but their opponents wasted no time in taking control of the game.
Landshut were to score five goals past netminder Stephen Murphy, before the Giants finally got a chance to reply through Scott Champagne in the second period.
Cody Thornton had opened the scoring for the hosts early on, after Belfast's Darryl Lloyd became the first of the Giants to be penalised.
With their team still to get on the scoresheet by the end of the first period, the Giants needed to come out flying after the break.
And it looked like the perfect start, with an Andrew Fournier effort seeming to cross the line.
But not so, according to the referee.
The goal was dismissed and, as the Giants went on the offensive, it was Landshut who netted again - their fourth of the game, soon followed by a fifth.
While the visitors' eventual goal reignited their fire, they just couldn't capitalise on their chances.
The result puts a dent in the Giants' hopes of progressing to the next round of the competition, as they prepare to face Romanian champions HSC Csíkszreda at 2pm local time on Sunday.