A victory for Sheffield Steelers tonight over Belfast Giants has just become even more crucial

The Play Off pressure has ramped up even further on Sheffield Steelers.

Saturday, 2nd March 2019, 7:11 am
Updated Saturday, 2nd March 2019, 7:27 am
Searching for a play off spot - Josh Pitt and his Sheffield team-mates

On Friday night, Tom Barrasso's men slipped from sixth to seventh in League, without playing a game.

That's because Fife Flyers, previously below them but on the same points tally, beat Milton Keynes Lightning, 5-2.

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Fife have three games in hand over Steelers.

Sheffield take on Belfast Giants (7.00pm) tonight desperate to help secure their spot in the top-eight play off qualification section of the EIHL.

Manchester Storm, in eighth, host Dundee Stars. They have a game in hand over Sheffield and are four points adrift of them.

Weekend fixtures:

Elite League

Coventry Blaze v Cardiff Devils -7.00pm

Glasgow Clan v Guildford Flames - 7.00pm

Manchester Storm v Dundee Stars - 7.00pm

Milton Keynes Lightning v Nottingham Panthers - 7.00pm

Sheffield Steelers v Belfast Giants - 7.00pm

Sunday 3rd March

Elite League

Belfast Giants v Manchester Storm - 4.00pm

Cardiff Devils v Sheffield Steelers - 4.00pm

Dundee Stars v Coventry Blaze - 5.00pm

Guildford Flames v Glasgow Clan - 6.00pm

Nottingham Panthers v Fife Flyers - 4.00pm