Sheffield Steelers hoping Belfast Giants and Cardiff Devils slip up
The jousting for the position of Elite League leaders will hot up again this weekend - with no sign of Sheffield Steelers' two rivals letting up.
Belfast Giants moved top of the Elite League thanks to Friday night's 6-3 victory over Dundee Stars at the SSE Arena.
It was their seventh consecutive win and they vaulted over Cardiff Devils, by a single point, although the Welsh have two games in hand and are on a four-match win of their own.
Sheffield have not given up on the title hunt, ofcourse.
Tonight they are at Nottingham Panthers - a team that would truly love to ruin Sheffield's season, although their results have been poor in the last couple of games.
Steelers had been expecting a good run from Belfast.
But Devils have a possible advantage in the way they shocked Belfast to progress to the Challenge Cup final after earning a 5-1 win to take an 9-6 aggregate success.
Tonight, it will be interesting to see whether Steelers Mike Ratchuk remains the odd one out, in terms of the unplayable import at the NIC.
Friday 10th February
Belfast Giants 6 Dundee Stars 3 Game Sheet
Saturday 11th February
Braehead Clan v Edinburgh Capitals – 7.00pm
Coventry Blaze v Cardiff Devils – 7.00pm
Manchester Storm v Fife Flyers – 7.00pm
Nottingham Panthers v Sheffield Steelers – 7.00pm
Sunday 12th February
Braehead Clan v Coventry Blaze – 6.00pm
Cardiff Devils v Nottingham Panthers – 6.00pm
Dundee Stars v Manchester Storm – 6.30pm
Edinburgh Capitals v Sheffield Steelers – 6.00pm
Fife Flyers v Belfast Giants – 6.30pm