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Match report

Ben Foster registered his first hat-trick in Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning colours as his side recorded their biggest win of the season with an 8-2 result against Edinburgh Capitals at MK Arena on Thursday. Kyle Essery returned to the team from injury with Lightning also including Peterborough Phantoms two-way players, Ed Knaggs and Glenn…

Three Cardiff Devils goals in less than five second period minutes wrecked any outside hope Smith Recycling Lightning had of pulling off a shock result against the Elite League leaders as they eventually went down 4-1 at MK Arena on Saturday. Devils’ class – and the fact that they iced almost four complete forward lines…

Lewis Hook bagged a pair of goals as Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning recorded their first shut out of their Elite League campaign with a 3-0 win at Edinburgh Capitals on Sunday. The victory was Lightning’s third against the anchor club this term and they will be looking to complete the series with another success…

A spirited fightback proved to be fruitless as Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning went down 5-2 to fellow Elite League expansion team, Guildford Flames, at MK Arena on Saturday. Short-benched Lightning were again missing Tommy Mele, Kyle Essery and Miika Wiikman, all injured, as well the suspended Denny Kearney and the departed Matt Nickerson. The…

A 57th minute goal killed off any hope short-benched Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning had of pulling off a welcome victory against Manchester Storm at MK Arena on Wednesday. And when Storm scored on an empty net with 18 seconds remaining it pull a slightly unreal perspective on the scoreline as the Altrincham based side…

Sheffield Steelers were left stunned by Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning for the second time at MK Arena on Saturday when Peter Russell’s team inflicted a 5-2 defeat in front of a season record crowd of 2,467. Wins have been hard to come by for injury-hit Lightning in recent weeks so this one was probably…

Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning’s hopes of bagging two vital home points ended in disappointment as they gave up a 3-1 lead to lose 4-3 to Dundee Stars at MK Arena on Saturday. Lightning got off to a flying start, scoring within 37 seconds and making a swift reply after Stars equalised in the second…

Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning’s hopes of bagging two vital home points ended in disappointment as they gave up a 3-1 lead to lose 4-3 to Dundee Stars at MK Arena on Saturday. Lightning got off to a flying start, scoring within 37 seconds and making a swift reply after Stars equalised in the second…

  Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning’s long wait for a win came to an end with a superb, battling performance against Patton Conference rivals Coventry Blaze at MK Arena on Saturday. After the disappointment of losing the previous five games – including eight periods without scoring at home – Lightning finally got ‘the monkey off…

It’s advantage Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning after they just came out on top in the first leg of a tense Challenge Cup quarter final against Nottingham Panthers on Friday. A Tommy Mele powerplay goal gave Lightning a 2-1 lead to set them up for the return leg at the Nottingham Ice Arena on January…

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