Shoot-out win in Manchester for the GMB Panthers

The GMB Nottingham Panthers made it another four point weekend when they followed up their home victory over Dundee in the league (2-1) with a cup success at the Manchester Storm in a game that went to a penalty shoot-out (2-3).

The only change to Saturday’s line-up was in the netminding department with Henry Pacl starting in goal for the visitors.

Storm scored the only goal (4.30) of the opening session which ended in a cross-checking call against the home side and a pair of fives for fighting against Dziurzynski of Manchester and Robert Farmer of the Panthers. All called at 20 minutes by referee Steve Brown.

With Nottingham starting the middle period on a powerplay it took just 11 seconds of action before they equalised when Matt Carter scored.

And just past the half way mark Robert Lachowicz set up Robert Farmer to put Nottingham ahead. The Storm then got an equaliser of their own just over a minute from the second hooter when they converted a double-powerplay on a delay of the game call against the Panthers after the net slipped off its moorings.

Panthers penalty kill unit were back in action for the only two calls of the third period but there was no further scoring and the game went to three-on-three sudden death overtime.

With no scoring there the extra point was decided by way of the shoot-out. The first four shots failed to produce a goal but Petr Kalus marked his return to the Panthers this week with a goal on Panthers’ third shot in the round-robin section and his fellow countryman denied the Storm on their third attempt to make it two cup wins in as many weekends for netminder Henry Pacl and the GMB Panthers.

Photo Credit: Andy Burnham

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Shots on Goal
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Shots on Goal
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Goals by Period
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Powerplays
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