SHEFFIELD Steelers took out their anger at losing the Elite League title to Belfast Giants by hammering hapless Edinburgh Capitals tonight.
It showed Sheffield had shrugged off the disappointment of losing to Giants and Hull Stingrays last weekend.
But it also pointed the finger at the varied standards within the Elite League - the haves against the have-nots.
Beating Capitals by a huge score is not that unusual - but bigger tasks lay ahead in the Play Offs.
This evening was a particular success for import forwards Mike Ramsay and Jeff Legue, who were at the heart of most good things offensively.
What does it mean in the great scheme of things?
We’ll know more tomorrow, when Sheffield face a trickier task in Braehead Clan at Sheffield Arena. Clan put Hull to the sword tonight, 6-1.
Referees Andy Carson.
Linesmen-Jonny Liptrott, Liam Sewell.
* Belfast Giants racked up their 17th successive victory with a 4-3 overtime success over title rivals Nottingham.
As a result, they stand 11 points clear of second-placed Sheffield.
Hull’s confidence took a battering as they were beaten 6-1 by the Braehead Clan while Dundee, who have the final play-off place, beat Fife 2-1 after overtime.
In the other game, Coventry beat Cardiff 6-4 for a fifth straight win.
Read a full weekend account in Monday’s Star.