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Thompson: “Respect to the Panthers”

Thompson: “Respect to the Panthers”

“Satisfied” was how head coach Paul Thompson described the Steelers 2-1 road win against the Panthers on Wednesday.

“As a visiting coach you have to be happy with any lead going into the second leg of a series like this against the Panthers

“I give Nottingham a lot of credit, they were down a couple of bodies and played a very solid game and made it difficult for us

It’s hard to break down a deep 1-4 and you sometimes need something special to break the deadlock, just like Colton did when he took the puck to the paint, it was a super move and great goal for us. Its what you have to do when a team is playing such a defensive game

“I shortened the bench in the third period but i wanted to run our four blocks for as long as possible with the Belfast series in mind. It’s one game at a time, we bank this one tonight and now move on to the Giants

“All games are big ones at this time of the year”

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