Sheffield Steelers built on their Elite League regular season championship crowning from last week by sealing the first leg of their play-off against Fife Flyers 3-2.
The game went goalless in the first period, and Fife then took the lead in the second through Jamie Milam, but the Steelers fought back with two of their own - linemates Michael Forney and Colton Fretter getting them ahead.
Ned Lukacevic scored for Fife deep in the third period to make it 2-2 but the Steelers guaranteed the win through on-form Rob Dowd...with just 34 seconds left.
The pair collide again, tonight, with a place in the semi-finals for the overall winner.
Nottingham Panthers had to fight back as well against Coventry Blaze, who were 3-2 up at the end of the second period but conceded a a third-period goal to Guillaume Doucet.
Hull Stingrays faced off against Braehead Clan, and the latter were able to sneak through a 3-2 win with Derek Roehl getting a brace.
Saturday 28th March
Play-Offs Quarter Final 1st Leg
Braehead Clan 3 Hull Stingrays 2
Fife Flyers 2 Sheffield Steelers 3
Nottingham Panthers 3 Coventry Blaze 3
Sunday 29th March
Play-Offs Quarter Final 2nd Leg
Cardiff Devils v Belfast Giants – 6.00pm
Coventry Blaze v Nottingham Panthers – 5.15pm
Hull Stingrays v Braehead Clan – 6.00pm
Sheffield Steelers v Fife Flyers – 5.00pm