The Stena Line Belfast Giants defeated the Guildford Flames 3-1 away on Saturday night. The Giants win ends a two game losing run and sees the Belfast side remain in first place ahead of Sunday’s meeting with the Cardiff Devils in Belfast.
Tyler Beskorowany backstopped the Giants to the win with Belfast’s goals coming from Blair Riley, scoring in his fifth successive league game, Darcy Murphy and Francis Beauvillier.
Missing for the Giants on Saturday were Pat Dwyer, Colin Shields, Guillaume Gelinas, Matt Towe and Andrew Dickson.
Game Over | The Stena Line Belfast Giants win away vs @flamesicehockey thanks to goals from Riley, Murphy & Beauvillier!— Belfast Giants (@BelfastGiants) December 8, 2018
Final: Flames 1-3 Giants#WeAreGiants | #GUIvBEL | #EIHL pic.twitter.com/ERwZhfKcEe
Riley Nets Opener In Guildford
Blair Riley broke the deadlock when he fired past Chris Carrozzi in the Flames goal at 8:28, assisted by David Rutherford and Tyler Beskorowany.
Quickfire Double From Murphy And Beauvillier
Darcy Murphy doubled the visitors lead at 28:59, scoring unassisted on a delayed penalty.
50 seconds later and it was 3-0 – this time it was Francis Beauvillier to shoot home, assisted by Jonathan Ferland at 29:49.
Flames Pull One Back In Third
Guildford pulled one back midway through the final period with an Ian Watters goal, scored unassisted at 51:31.
Guildford Flames 1-3 Stena Line Belfast Giants
Giants Man of the Match
#15 Darcy Murphy (1 Goal)
The Giants return to Belfast on Sunday for an Elite League clash against the Cardiff Devils, face-off 5pm at The SSE Arena.
Then, the Giants take on the Dundee Stars two days later on Tuesday 11th December in the Challenge Cup Quarter-Final 2nd Leg, face-off 7pm.
Tickets are available from the Arena Box Office, in person or by calling (028) 9073 9074 as well as online from ticketmaster.ie.