Robinson silences his critics in Edinburgh
GOALTENDER Michel Robinson silenced his critics at former club Edinburgh to help Nottingham Panthers to an emphatic 6-0 victory in Murrayfield last night.
The French-Canadian, who was released by struggling Edinburgh in November, came in for some dreadful stick from the critical Scottish supporters but kept his cool to notch up his third shut-out for his new team.
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"It was very special to come back here and get the job done," he said, "I had a few scary moments but the boys did well in front of me. They knew how much this meant to me."
Boss Rick Strachan believes he has got the right players for Hull Stingrays to make a big push for the final play-off place.
Having struggled for nearly three months with an injury-hit defence, Stingrays handed weekend debuts to both Antti Turunen and Richie Thornton.
After losing 7-1 in Coventry on Saturday, Stingrays did enough against Newcastle in the 4-3 overtime loss to suggest the play-offs are not yet out of reach.
A battling performance by Manchester Phoenix saw them lose narrowly 2-1 on Sunday to defending league champions Coventry Blaze.
After a narrow 5-4 defeat away at Newcastle Vipers on Saturday evening, this was always going to be a tough game for Phoenix, still two players down.
Meanwhile, the Cardiff Devils began their quest for the British Knockout Cup with an 8-0 win against the Basingstoke Bison at the Cardiff Bay Ice Arena.
Captain Brad Voth scored twice, with the Devils' other goals coming from Jason Stone, Jason Silverthorn, Phil Hill, Tyson Teplitsky, Mike Prpich and Wes Jarvis.