Cup and league points for Panthers with home win over Devils

The GMB Nottingham Panthers picked up two points in both league and cup with a tidy win over the visiting Cardiff Devils on Tuesday night.

There was a home debut for NHL forward Anthony Stewart and a returning debut for Guy Lepine on defence but it was veteran David Ling who grabbed the headlines with his first hat-trick in the UK.

He scored in the seventh and 19th minutes of the first period as the Panthers outshot the visitors three-to-one.

The domination continued in the second and third periods as the shot count continued at a rate of more than two-to-one although Devils got back into the game early in the second before a Matt Francis powerplay goal restored the two-goal cushion in the 27th minute.

Ling bagged his hat-trick in the third before a Devils scrambled goal distorted the scoreline, David Ling joins us on Panthers Radio (with Xynomix), to hear him just click on the link. Katie Chadburn's pictures are with us below.
And coach Corey Neilson, joins us on Panthers TV, again just click on the link to see and hear his comments.

Panthers are back in home ice action on Friday against the Coventry Blaze who had their coach in the building on a spying mission on Tuesday.

4 - 2
Shots on Goal
49
Shots on Goal
21
Goals by Period
2,1,1
Goals by Period
0,1,1
Powerplays
1/8
Powerplays
0/4