COVENTRY BLAZE NEWS
Coach Marc LeFebvre feels this weekend's games against Nottingham Panthers and Belfast Giants represent the ideal time for Genting Casino Coventry Blaze to re-establish their identity.
Blaze head to the National Ice Centre tomorrow night before Belfast, the defending Elite League champions, visit the Skydome again on Sunday (5.15pm face-off).
A 7-2 home loss to Belfast on Tuesday was Blaze's third in a row but LeFebvre insists everyone at the club is determined to turn around their fortunes.
He said: "You cannot change the past, all you can do is learn from it. We have spent this week refocusing our goals and where we need to be as a team.
"We have challenged all the players and we need them to bring the intensity in practice into games. We have slipped up lately but we now need to regroup.
"We need to do all the little things; getting into the dirty areas, blocking shots and playing physical - things we have got away from.
"No-one is panicking but we have to get things moving forward again and this weekend is a perfect test for us.
"Nottingham are a good team and are on a good run of form and we saw on Tuesday how good Belfast are.
"We are going through a blip and we have seen what happens when we do not show up but on the flip-side we have also seen how good we can be.
"You have to show up and perform every night in this league now, we are determined to turn things around and there is no better time to start than this weekend."