Published Sunday, 29 September 2013
Mark Garside scored for the Giants against the Panthers. (© Michael Cooper)
The visitors lost 3-2 in what was a tight game littered with penalties at the National Ice Centre.
Former Giant Brandon Benedict put the home side in front before Chris Higgins equalised for the visitors at the end of the first period.
Nottingham again went ahead through Chris Caparo by the end of the second period.
Mark Garside gave the Giants a lifeline with his team's second goal of the game but Matt Francis grabbed the game winning goal only seconds after Garside's effort.
Following the game head coach Paul Adey said he was pleased with the Giants' performance.
He said: "It was strange game, we were in the box a lot and had to kill a lot of penalties.
"I thought we did a great job overall on our penalty kill.
"That broke the momentum of the game because five on five it was a pretty good, interesting game. But we had to play too much four on five."
He added: "Overall I was happy with the performance, sure we could play better.
"If you look at the shots it was 25 a piece so there was not really a big dominance from both teams - we were in the game the whole night."
The Giants continue their travels on Sunday with a visit to the Hull Singrays.
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