Sheffield Steeler d-man Cullen Eddy keen on extending home goal streak

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Cullen Eddy is keen to continue his home scoring streak as Steelers’ season heads towards its finale.

The defenceman has scored similar point shots in each of his last Arena games and would love to do it again, when Cardiff Devils visit on Saturday and Sheffield then head off into the Play Offs.

Cullen Eddy - Sheffield Steelers

Cullen Eddy - Sheffield Steelers

Eddy’s spree came after scoring just two in his previous 31 outings - so his goals are coming at a good time.

“I’m not really known for scoring so when you get them you have to remember them” said Eddy, whose team want two points from Nottingham on Friday.

The player said he’d been helped by forwards taking the goalie’s “eyes away” - shielding his shots. “I just try to put the puck on net, my team-mates have done really well.”

He added: “Nottingham are a good team, I am sure they will bring it as will we.”

Meanwhile Sheffield Steeldogs lost their two weekend games, 4-3 (overtime) at Peterborough and 4-1 at home to Swindon, despite outshooting the Wiltshire side.

Coach Andre Payette was satisfied with the first, battling performance: “I was excited with the way the team had been playing, but on Sunday, I don’t think I’ve ever been part of a game where we spent so little in our own end and lost. They had a little bit of class and their class outplayed ours.

“They capitalised on their chances. We had two 5 on 3 power plays - didn’t score and we had a penalty shot - we didn’t score.

“If we are going to play like that, it’s going to be a long two (play off) games against Telford.”

Payette added: “We’re not going to quit, we’re going to keep working and hopefully get a big win in Bracknell next weekend then get to work in training for Telford.”

Steeldogs have confirmed their home play-off quarter final game will be played on Friday March 27th at 8pm (iceSheffield) vs Telford.

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