Capitals sneak a win on penalties
EDINBURGH Capitals captain Martin Cingel showed nerves of steel to seal a historic penalty shoot-out victory having come from three goals down to Belfast Giants.
Trailing 4-1, the Scottish outfit roared back to tie the scores at 4-4 and even had the chance to clinch the win in overtime but Slovakian Andrej Rajcak failed to convert a penalty shot.
It was the hosts who took the lead on five minutes through Joe Dustin as the Giants struggling to come to terms with the absence of Paul Deniset and Andrew Martin - both sidelined through injury.
But it was not long before the visitors found their stride and a three-goal flurry in 70 seconds put them in control as Tyler Howells, Mark Morrison and Bobby Robins all found the net.
When Paul Sample added a fourth for Belfast in the 23rd minute it looked all over for the Capitals but Rajcak gave them hope ten minutes later.
And the deficit was down to one soon after as Mark Hurtubise fired home and the scores were tied when the Canadian struck the Capitals' third powerplay goal in a row.
There was no more scoring until the shootout when Rajcak made amends and found the net along with Cingel while Evan Cheverie and Colin Shields both missed for the Giants sending the home crowd into rapture.