Huge win for GMB Panthers to start their Euro adventure

The GMB Panthers were clinical and rampant with an opening game 13-2 victory over Spanish hosts Jaca

Officially there were nine different scorers for the Panthers and the power play units were relentless with five successes on six outings.

In fact we believe there were ten different scorers for Nottingham in a game that saw the home side take the lead only for Petr Kalus to pounce during their first power play of the night to equalise.

A sweet move between Jeff Dimmen and Logan MacMillan saw the former rattling the puck in and out of the goal but the referee said "no goal" only for Mac to turn it back in. The goal was officially credited to him rather than the other way round.

The Panthers' third saw Matt Carter smuggle the puck out of the corner and fire home over the keeper's shoulder and a sweeping move was finished by Robert Farmer for Nottingham's fourth.

On a double rebound Brian McGrattan bagged his first Panthers' goal and after Jaca sneaked one through during four on four action Steve Lee (back from injury) blasted from the blue line and Alex Nikiforuk tipped home for a 2-6 score line at the end of the first period.

David Clarke tipped home on a power play for his first of the night and Jeff Brown got the puck across to MacMillan for his second before the half way mark.

Soon afterwards Ollie Betteridge won a race for the puck and sent Brad Moran in to fire a wrist shot home at 30.14.

Henry Pacl took over in the Nottingham goal from Miika Wiikman.

Panthers' next power play was a clinic and after a spell of goalkeeper heroics, Clarke nailed his second from the hash marks.

Another power play saw another goal when Erik Lindhagen passed from blue line to the side of the net and MCGrattan slipped a backhand through his own legs and across the crease to Robert Lachowicz for his first of the campaign.

In the third, a half intercepted pass was coming back down from the roof when Moran batted home his second baseball style off the keeper.

Whilst Nottingham kept up their relentless pressure a late power play saw Lindhagen bag his first Panthers' goal too to wrap up the scoring in the final minute of the game.

2 - 13
Shots on Goal
21
Shots on Goal
52
Goals by Period
2,0,0
Goals by Period
6,5,2
Powerplays
0-2
Powerplays
5-6