PHN’s Best Shots of the Game: Nottingham Panthers put the bite Braehead Clan

GLASGOW, UK – Nottingham Panthers out muscled and out fought a lacklustre Braehead Clan to win the first of their Scottish triple header 5-1. From the start Panthers outgunned The Clan and controlled the puck in all departments.

Drew Miller face washes Panthers Guillaume Lepine.

Drew Miller face washes Panthers Guillaume Lepine.

Panthers finished the first period 2-0 up with goals from Weaver (3.37) and Francis (11.22 pp). Guillaume Lepine and Drew Miller ended the first period in the penalty box after dropping the gloves at 19:22 when Miller showered Panthers netminder Craig Kowalski, in. Face washing Lepine perhaps wasn’t Miller’s best move of the night as he came off second best, and if his intention was to spark the Clan back into light it didn’t work.
Panthers came out in the second period and were soon 3 up when Ling scored the at 22:45. This was quickly followed by Fox at 25:02. Sam Zajac became entangled with Lepine at 27:40 and it looked like a foolhardy decision given the size and weight difference between the two men, with Lepine standing at 6′ 4″ and weighing in at 218 lbs while Zajac stands at 5’7” and weighs 170 lbs. Nevertheless, it was a brave but ultimately futile effort to
Craig Kowalski in action.

Craig Kowalski in action.

fire up the Clan, when Galivan scored Panthers final goal of the evening at 29:18.
Braehead did manage to pull back a consolation goal late in the second when Jade Galbraith netted at 37:40
The third period was equally one sided, however, the Panthers were unable to increase their lead and appeared to be saving some energy for the following 2 games on consecutive nights.
Braehead Clan netminder Garrett Zemlak

Braehead Clan netminder Garrett Zemlak


Dvid Ling scored for the Panthers at 22:45

Dvid Ling scored for the Panthers at 22:45


Panthers Guillaume Lepine

Panthers Guillaume Lepine


Panthers Drew Miller Covers Craig Kowalski in a %22snowshower%22.

Panthers Drew Miller Covers Craig Kowalski in a %22snowshower%22.


Galivan scored Panthers final goal of the evening at 29:18.

Galivan scored Panthers final goal of the evening at 29:18.


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