Giants take advantage against Hull
Hull Stingrays 1 - 4 Belfast Giants
Published Sunday, 30 March 2014
The Belfast Giants take a three goal lead into Sunday's second leg of the Elite League playoff quarter finals against the Stingrays following a 4-1 win in Hull.
The Giants will progress if they win against Hull in the Odyssey. (© Belfast Giants)
The hosts took the lead in the first period through an Omar Pacha powerplay goal.
However, within 34 seconds of the restart in the second period Colin Shields put the visitors level before Chris Higgins put them in front.
Jeffrey Szwez added to the scoring to put the Giants 3-1 up before the end of the second period.
The Belfast team continued to dominate in the final period but they could not take their chances until Kevin Saurette converted a powerplay goal in the dying moments.
Should the Giants hold onto their lead they will progress to next weekend's playoff finals in Nottingham.
Face-off in the Odyssey for the second leg is at 4pm on Sunday.
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