A Blair Riley hat-trick gave the Stena Line Belfast Giants a 4-1 win on the road in Glasgow. The emphatic away win was the Giants second in as many nights and sees the Belfast side move four points clear at the top of the Elite League.
The first period was scoreless though the game sparked to life in the middle period with Riley’s hat-trick.
The Captain broke the deadlock at 24:46, assisted by David Rutherford and Darcy Murphy.
Riley doubled the Giants lead at 28:56 with a powerplay strike, assisted by Guillaume Gelinas and Darcy Murphy.
The hat-trick was complete at 36:12 when Riley, assisted by Lewis Hook and Gelinas, made it 3-0 to give the visitors a commanding lead after two periods of play.
Scott Pitt pulled one back for the hosts with a shorthanded strike at 49:45, assisted by Matt Beca and Matt Stanisz.
The Giants rounded off the scoring at 57:10 thanks to Jonathan Boxill, assisted by Hunter Bishop and Curtis Leonard.
Glasgow Clan 1-2 Stena Line Belfast Giants
Man of the Match
#25 Blair Riley (3 Goals)