Skilled centreman Nate DiCasmirro hopes to re-discover his golden touch tomorrow.
The Sheffield forward averaged a point a game when he arrived but has had a three game barren streak recently.
DiCasmirro - asked on video at thestar.co.uk about his form - admitted he’d love to know what had gone wrong, especially as the team has lost it’s last two outings. Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Coventry Blaze home game, he said: “I don’t know what it is. I wish I knew! Sometimes its just hockey. I try to play the same every night whether I have five points or zero points. Sometimes it just doesn’t go in.
“Against Coventry (last Sunday) I think my linemates had more shots in one game than I have ever seen in my life. It is no fun when it goes like that.”
DiCasmirro said he tries not to be beat himself up during less successful times.
“My wife tells me to calm down, you don’t want to bring it home with you; but it does stay on your mind. You want to get practice and build for the next game and try and put that behind you and move forward.”
A win tomorrow will chop Belfast’s lead at the top of the table to four points.“We are right in the mix with everybody, nobody has pulled away. We still have the opportunity to keep our destiny in our own hands. We need to go out and take care of business.”
Steelers may be without captain Steve Goertzen again tomorrow, he is still wrestling with a foot injury.
DiCasmirro admits they miss him when he is not there.
“He is a tremendous captain and the leadership he brings to the rink and the room is more than I have felt in a long time. He is a very important piece to our team and we are very anxious to get him back” he said.
The former AHL man said he was not fazed by the clamour for a title at the Arena. “Fans want it as much as we do, so any pressure they put on we probably put as much if not more on ourselves.”