Tuesday sees the return to action for Sheffield Steelers, smarting from their last two losses while Coventry Blaze are back after a couple of days off, following two tight victories.
Up next for Danny Stewart’s team are the one team they’ve yet to beat in the Steelers, who may have a psychological advantage.
Will it make a difference? Who knows, but here are some numbers and stats related info to help set the scene for the latest Elite Series game.
The time of Ross Venus’ goal in overtime that saw Blaze overcame Nottingham Panthers in their previous game on Saturday, which saw them go level on points with opponents Steelers at the top of the Elite Series.
Number of games Coventry Blaze have scored less than three goals in a game during the Elite Series so far
The conversion rate as a percentage for Tristan Keck, Coventry’s top scorer so far, having picked up 14 goals from 34 shots on goal.
Number of points separating Sheffield Steelers and Coventry Blaze from Manchester Storm and Nottingham Panthers in the Elite Series standings
Number of goals scored by Tristan Keck of Coventry Blaze, three ahead of five players with six goals each, including Steelers’ duo Tanner Eberle and Liam Kirk
Number of goals scored by Sheffield Steelers in the previous two games against Coventry Blaze. Steelers are the only team Blaze have yet to beat
Number of collective appearances by Jonathan Phillips, Jason Hewitt and Robert Dowd for Sheffield Steelers – three of the top five appearance makers for the club
Number of goals conceded by Sheffield Steelers in the tournament, the best defensive record of any team and one less than Coventry with 29.