The Numbers Game: Steelers vs Panthers

The old rivals are setting to go at it again for the second Saturday night in a row in the Elite Series and they come into the game in interesting positions.

Can Panthers avenge last Saturday’s loss or will Steelers build on that big result against Coventry through the week?  We’ve no idea so you’ll just need to watch on


The number of shots on goal by Sheffield Steelers in their 7-2 win over Coventry Blaze on Wednesday, the most so far by a team in the Elite Series


Number of goals conceded by Nottingham Panthers, the least of the four teams in the competition

Also the number of victories for Sheffield Steelers over the Panthers during the 2019/20 season, from their 10 meetings


Goalies used by both teams in the tournament so far.  Ben Bowns and Jackson Whistle for Panthers, with John Muse and Ben Churchfield featuring for Steelers.

Also the most number of points picked up by players without scoring a goal – four assists each for Kevin Schulze and Josef Mikyska, both of Sheffield Steelers

Number of points picked up by Panthers coach Tim Wallace for Sheffield Steelers against Nottingham Panthers in his one season in orange in 2017/18 – made up of two goals and two assists

It’s been a lot of days between Jason Hewitt goals for Sheffield Steelers (PHOTO: Karl Denham)


The number of days between Steelers goals for Jason Hewitt, from scoring in a 4-2 win over Belfast Giants on 6th February 2016 to his goal against Coventry Blaze on Wednesday.


Number of penalty minutes served by Brendan Connolly for Steelers against Panthers in games between the teams in 2019-20, the most of any player in that fixture.


Panthers have won the last two “road” games at Sheffield


Steelers’ last three “home” defeats have come at the hands of teams who have scored five past them.  Manchester last Sunday then defeats to Dundee Stars and Panthers in February 2020.

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