Nottingham Panthers captain Danny Meyers says his side are keen to lay down a marker against Braehead ahead of a potential play-off quarter-final.
The two sides meet in an Elite League match on Sunday in Nottingham.
"It would be good to send a message that, come play-off time, they are going to be in for a tough challenge."
Panthers only need one more win to secure third spot, while Braehead are battling it out with Coventry Blaze for fifth and sixth.
The third-placed team will meet the side who finish sixth in the play-offs and the Clan currently occupy that position and sit a point behind fifth-placed Blaze.