Sheffield Steelers 5-2 Fife Flyers (final score)

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Sheffield Steelers were back at the top of the league tonight.

Levi Nelson scored twice to help the champions title push a 5-2 victory over Fife Flyers.

Title run-in

Title run-in

With title rivals Cardiff and Nottingham not in action on Saturday, the Steelers took full advantage at the Sheffield Arena with Fredrik Vestberg, Robert Dowd and Tyler Mosienko also getting on the scoresheet while Nico Sacchetti bagged a brace for Fife.

The Scots were 5-0 when they started to find the net - and after they got two in two minutes, Sheffield shut up the shop.

The 7, 472 went home happy to see their side two points ahead of second-placed Cardiff, who have a game in hand.

Belfast Giants' hopes of finishing top were dealt a blow as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to Braehead Clan.

Brendan Brooks and Alex Leavitt grabbed the goals which saw third-placed Giants' six-game winning run come crashing to a halt, with Chris Higgins' third-period goal merely consolation for Belfast.

Elsewhere, Coventry Blaze scored seven goals in the first period as they ran out resounding 12-4 winners against Edinburgh Capitals.

RESULTS

Saturday 5th March

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Belfast Giants 1 Braehead Clan 2

Coventry Blaze 12 Edinburgh Capitals 4

Sheffield Steelers 5 Fife Flyers 2

FIXTURES

Sunday 6th March

Challenge Cup Final @ Sheffield Arena

Nottingham Panthers v Cardiff Devils – 4.00pm

Elite League

Dundee Stars v Braehead Clan – 6.30pm

Edinburgh Capitals v Coventry Blaze – 5.30pm

Manchester Storm v Fife Flyers – 5.00pm