Previous games have been entertaining between the two, but recent defeats gives the game an extra dimension as both look to get back on track with a win.
This gives no indication of how that could turn out, but we had fun putting it together anyway.
This game between Sheffield Steelers and Manchester Storm is the first Elite League competition game to have a 4pm face off since the Challenge Cup Final 2020 in Cardiff between Cardiff Devils and Sheffield Steelers, 406 days ago.
The previous two meetings between Steelers and Storm have saw a whopping 19 goals, which could be a good omen for an entertaining game
Storm have lost three in a row coming into this one and have scored at least three goals in each of those games
Steelers have won five of their last six ‘home’ games, with Manchester handing them that defeat in their first meeting of the Elite Series two weeks ago
Number of assists by Sheffield Steelers’ Kevin Schulze, the most number of assists by any player without scoring a goal so far in the tournament
Sheffield’s Tanner Eberle has picked up at least a point in all of their games so far in this competition. He’s the second top scorer overall with 13 points (6+7) so far.
Three players have four points each from the previous two games in this particular series so far. Robert Dowd (3+1) and Josef Mikyska (0+4) for Steelers along with Manchester’s Ciaran Long (2+2)