NEW Czech goalie Dalibor Sedlar had a baptism of fire for Sheffield Steeldogs.
The EPL side scraped a dramatic last gasp win on Saturday over Peterborough Phantomas at iceSheffield, but were then walloped 6-3 in the return in Cambridgeshire.
In the first game, Phantoms edged 2-0 up but replies from Greg Wood and Edgars Bebris levelled by the 48th minute.
With just four seconds to go until overtime, a turnover in Steeldogs zone set Wood off with Ben Morgan and Bebris racing down the ice with MOM Bebris scoring the winner.
The home fans erupted and the Phantoms King and Ferrara were handed misconducts as their frustration boiled over.
Phantoms had just 24 hours to get their own back.
Yet Steeldogs had the better start, on Sunday. They grabbed a PP opener at 5:03 via Morgan but Phantoms then scored twice.
Wood equalised and the Sheffielders went ahead again, after work from Andrew Hirst and Lubomir Korhon.
That was to be the last time they found the net, with Peterborough turning on the style.
Coach Andre Payette, who was suspended from the games, said: “It was a weekend of mixed results but the guys played great in both games. It was a nail-biter right to the end on Saturday and to take the win in the final seconds was fantastic.
“Our home performances have been improving and the atmosphere at iceSheffield was awesome. The fans helped us pull off the win and were like a seventh player.
“Peterborough bounced back and played the way we did at home and we got beat by a better team on the night.”
Steeldogs were unable to pick up the four points needed to push into eighth place as a result of the split results but Dogs officials say thee is “still all to play for” and their team have put in some much improved and entertaining performances recently.
They are on the road for the next four games before returning to iceSheffield