Tough trip for Sheffield Steelers at Nottingham Panthers

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Sheffield Steelers will meet a team bang on form and two points clear at the top of the table, this afternoon.

Nottingham Panthers last night inflicted a first home Elite League defeat on Cardiff with a 7-3 victory.

The scores were level at 2-2 after the opening two periods but Panthers ran riot in the final 20 minutes, scoring five times as Robert Farmer, Brad Moran, Juraj Kolnik, David Ling and Evan Mosey sealed the win.

Steelers, who beat bottom side Coventry Blaze 3-2 on Friday, know they are in for a searching examination of their form, which has been mixed, to say the least, over recent weeks.

But they are rested after the fixture list granted them a rare Saturday night off.

Dundee Stars recorded an impressive 6-4 win against Manchester Storm, last night.

Stars looked like being on course for a comfortable victory as they were leading 5-1 early in the second period, thanks in part to two goals from Brett Switzer.

But the hosts made a game of it in the final period as Ricards Birzinsh and Patrick Valcak brought it back to 5-3, only for Switzer to complete his hat-trick.

Fife Flyers staged a fine recovery to beat Braehead Clan 3-2.

Matt Keith and Matt Haywood put Braehead 2-0 up in the second period only for Shayne Stockton, Justin Fox and Michael Dorr to complete the comeback and earn Flyers the win.

FIXTURES

Sunday 29th November

Elite League

Belfast Giants v Manchester Storm – 4.00pm

Braehead Clan v Fife Flyers – 6.00pm

Coventry Blaze v Cardiff Devils – 5.15pm

Edinburgh Capitals v Dundee Stars – 5.30pm

Nottingham Panthers v Sheffield Steelers – 4.00pm