Nottingham Panthers cannot slip-up - Matthew Myers

Matthew Myers
Myers scored in both games against Blaze

Matthew Myers says Nottingham Panthers will probably have to win all of their remaining games if they are to lift the Elite League title.

Panthers turned in two of their best displays of the season last weekend, beating Coventry Blaze 6-1 on Saturday and repeating the feat on Sunday.

Myers told BBC Radio Nottingham: "A four-point weekend is great but we can't slip for the rest of the season."

Panthers are five points behind leaders Belfast Giants.

But third-placed Sheffield Steelers are only two points behind Panthers and have six games in hand.

Saturday's win at the National Ice Centre came courtesy of two goals from Matt Francis and one each for Jordan Fox, David Clarke, Myers and David-Alexandre Beauregard.

But Sunday's triumph was even more impressive given the intimidating atmosphere and the fact Panthers fell behind to a controversial Owen Fussey goal.

Panthers claimed Fussey had handled the puck, but it mattered very little.

Goals from Beauregard and Marc Levers put Panthers ahead at the first break and, after a second-period stalemate, Panthers romped home in the third.

Myers made it 3-1 and further strikes from Fox, Clarke and player coach Corey Neilson wrapped up the win.

Myers said the weekend win double was down to an excellent team effort.

He added: "It was a great goaltending, great defence and we scored 12 goals and spread the scorers around.

"Everybody is chipping in. Team performances end up winning trophies."

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