Flames and Storm host important home clashes
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Early evening action in Manchester and Guildford sees four teams looking to end the week on a hight.
Storm lost in Dundee thanks to a Stars' winner inside the final three minutes, despite having led for a large portion of the game. That extended their winless run on the road, but Ryan Finnerty's team have already picked up five home wins in the league and have become a formidable force on their own ice.
Glasgow have a knack for tight games at the moment. Three of their four games have ended 3-2, including last night's shootout defeat to Coventry, while they were beaten 4-2 midweek in Guildford. Malcolm Cameron's side picked up their first win of the season on the road in Nottingham a week ago, and go in search of making it two wins in three away from home in the last seven days.
1800 Guildford Flames vs. Sheffield Steelers (Tickets)
It's a huge clash of the top two teams in the Premier Sports Elite League tonight at the Spectrum.
Guildford went top of the table thanks to their midweek win over Glasgow, but were unable to extend their advantage over the Steelers following a shutout defeat in Fife yesterday.
Sheffield fought back to earn an overtime point against Nottingham last night in their final cup group game. The Steelers were already without the injured Tanner Eberle, Marc-Oliver Vallerand and Brendan Connolly for that game, while Justin Hodgman left early and will be a late gameday decision. Keaton Ellerby serves the second of his two-game suspension tonight, with Anthony DeLuca suspended indefinitely.
The Flames won in Sheffield when these teams met for the first time this season, however the Steelers have picked up both a regulation and an overtime win in Guildford since to tip the balance between the sides in their favour.