Wednesday Nights Are Ok Too?

Those of you who enjoyed our article written by Paul Balm titled Saturday Night’s Alright (you can read it here) may have reminisced about the good old days when the weekend was all about the Ice Hockey but tonight, yes Wednesday, the Panthers are in action again as they travel to Glasgow to face the Clan.

The Panthers are the leading team in the Elite League after the last 30 games but having played 41 matches and getting off to a ‘rough start’ the team must now play catch up with those above if they are to record a momentous achievement in ‘coming from behind’ to winning a first league title since 2013.

Sheffield Steelers have played three more games than the Panthers and top the division by three points on Cardiff Devils who have four games in hand. Nottingham in third on 53 points are a point behind the second placed Devils having played a game more. The three teams plus Belfast Giants in fourth have everything to play for as they all go into their final dozen or so matches.

Alaskan born Tim Wallace in his first campaign as Nottingham Head Coach stated “we were learning and had a lot of changes and systems and it took a little bit to get used to” at the start of the season suggesting “we were still playing good but couldn’t find a way to win losing one goal games here and there and then fast forward a month, and (ever since) we’re playing really good”

Wallace said of the changes “the chemistry is starting to click” suggesting “the guys are buying in” saying “they understand how we need to play, it took a little bit of time to get the system dialled in but we’re on the same page playing the right way and we’ve got a really good team for sure”.

Tonight Nottingham take on Glasgow who are seventh in the table and fighting for playoff status currently one point above Dundee above the black line but a win for the Panthers would take them to just two points behind the Steelers who they play in a huge battle at the Arena on Saturday.

With everything to play for Nottingham know they must not take their eye off Glasgow in preparation for the big local derby which could also be pivitol towards the destination of the league championship this season.

Tonight’s match starts at 7:30pm from the into Braehead Arena with updates available via the Panthers on Twitter.

*Main image @PanthersIHC Coach Tim Wallace is happy after a ‘rough start’ with his teams recent performances.

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