Ice hockey: It's neck and neck at the top for Sheffield Steelers

Elite League run-in

Elite League run-in

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Nottingham Panthers did their title chances - and that of Sheffield Steelers - the power of good last night.

Matthew Myers and Evan Mosey both scored twice to lead Panthers to a 6-1 victory over fast-fading Cardiff Devils at the National Ice Centre.

Steelers and an adoring fan, this week

Steelers and an adoring fan, this week

The result meant joint top of the League Devils lost their game in hand over Sheffield - and remain locked on the same points tally with them.

A win for Steelers tonight over Fife Flyers, will see them go top (7pm.)

It's been a calamitous time for the Welsh, it was their fourth straight loss.

Like Braehead Clan, earlier, they appear to be choking.

Nottingham are in fourth, four points behind the pair, with a game in hand.

Myers' 14th and 15th goals of the season put Panthers 2-0 up before Joey Martin got the Devils back into the game heading into the first intermission.

Mosey, Franklin MacDonald and Geoff Waugh potted goals in the middle session as Panthers pulled clear before Mosey's second wrapped it up early in the third.

FIXTURES

Saturday 5th March

Elite League

Belfast Giants v Braehead Clan – 7.00pm

Coventry Blaze v Edinburgh Capitals – 7.15pm

Sheffield Steelers v Fife Flyers – 7.00pm

Sunday 6th March

Elite League

Dundee Stars v Braehead Clan – 6.30pm

Edinburgh Capitals v Coventry Blaze – 5.30pm

Manchester Storm v Fife Flyers – 5.00pm

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