Drama in Denmark: Sheffield Steelers 5-4 Rungsted Ishockey (penalty shots)

Sheffield Steelers beat Danish host side Rungsted Ishockey in a dramatic penalty shot win tonight.

Saturday, 18th November 2017, 10:22 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 11:05 am
Paul Thompson running the bench in Denmark

Steelers, who were squashed 7-1 by Belarussian team Minsk in Friday's Game One of the three-match Continental Cup group, went 3-0 down inside 24 minutes.

Steelers had never played Rungsted before- and they were clearly struggling against a team, like them, that started the night lying third in their domestic League (behind leaders Herning Blue Fox and Odense Bulldogs.)

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Markus Nielsen, Nikolaj Ronsenthal and Jacob Hansen scored in the first 23 minutes.

The game was half over and slipping away, until Levi Nelson, Jonas Westerling and Robert Dowd brought then back into it, with three goals inside four minutes.

The teams traded goals - Nelson grabbing his second of the night to cancel out Robin Bergman's effort, before it went to penalty shots.

Matt Marquradt scored the game winner as Ervins Mustukovs shut the door.

Ervins Mustukovs in Denmark

*Dowd, who along with Jonathan Phillips reached a milestone last night - they have now played one more game than any other Steeler in this competition.

They overtook Rob Wilson, Andre Malo, Tommy Plommer and Ron Shudra, who are on 15 matches.

*Sheffield wrap up their Continental Cup escapade today against Kurbads Rig.

Goalie Mustukovs is looking forward to playing his home-town team, Kurbads Riga.

Ervins Mustukovs in Denmark

"They are a good team in the Latvian league" he said.

"They signed some good players before the first round when they won in Latvia, against Polish, Ukrainian and Estonian teams.

"They have some players who played in Latvian national team,in World Championships, Olympic game and KHL. So,should be a good game."

DOMESTIC RESULTS

Saday 18th November

Elite League

Braehead Clan 3 Dundee Stars 2

Cardiff Devils 6 Fife Flyers 8

Manchester Storm 7 Edinburgh Capitals 1

Challenge Cup Group C

Coventry Blaze 5 Guildford Flames 2

FIXTURES

Sunday 19th November

Elite League

Belfast Giants v Manchester Storm - 4.00pm

Edinburgh Capitals v Coventry Blaze - 6.00pm

Guildford Flames v Fife Flyers - 6.00pm

Milton Keynes Lightning v Braehead Clan - 5.30pm

Nottingham Panthers v Cardiff Devils - 4.00pm