They won at Nottingham Panthers to continue their attempt to shorten the points lead of current leaders Cardiff Devils, at the top of the Elite League.
A five goal, highly-entertaining first period, saw Sheffield take the lead.
It was breathtaking stuff.
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Sheffield’s top scorer Mathieu Roy’s opener (3.10) was equalised by Panthers’ arch sniper Brad Moran (9.44.)
Matt Carter gave Panthers the lead at 11.32. But then John Armstrong made it 2-2 at 12.11.
Then Elite League’s Great Britain top point-scorer Ben O’Connor put Sheffield ahead again at 14.31.
But the swings and roundabouts continued.
Chris Lawrence, the ex Steeler, made it 3-3 only for Rob Dowd to give the visitors the advantage for the third time (4-3.)
It was utterly breathless stuff.
Sheffield hung on tight, coming on the right side of an officials’ judgement when Panthers were claiming an equaliser.
It was a critical officiating call.
And Steelers cashed in when Markus Nilsson slotted in Sheffield’s fifth of the night, at 52:25.
Nothing is easy at the NIC.
Carter got his second of the night at 53.50 to make it 5-4....it was anyone’s game, but Steelers stamped their authority to take the points.
Now they need to do the same thing tomorrow in the second of the weekend head-to-heads.