A courageous effort by the Storm saw them drop the decision, 3-2, after penalty shots.
The hosts weren’t made to wait for too long to open their account, as a costly defensive zone turnover enabled Belfast to score at the back door through Tedesco, just short of the fourth minute.
A few excellent scoring opportunities came and went for both sides, as they continued their respective struggles infront of goal. The early marker from Tedesco would prove to be the only scoring of the first twenty. A contender for save of season from Weninger kept the Storm within one-goal at the very start of the period, as the netminder made a tremendous stop.
This would prove to be vital as an initial shot by Murphy was deflected into the slot for Hinam to laser a wristshot into the roof of the net. A net-front battle was won by a mightly impressive Murphy, who found the net to give the Storm their first lead of the game.
However, another scramble infront of the blue paint this time, at the other end of the ice, saw the Giants draw level quickly.
The game would remain tied throughout the remainder of regulation and overtime. It would take penalty shots to separate the two