Nottingham Panthers ensured Sheffield Steelers’ nightmare start to the Elite League continued with a 5-2 win at a sold out Motorpoint Arena. Rich Chernomaz’s league leaders bounced back from their 5-1 defeat to a Milton Keynes side expected to struggle in solid style. Steelers were not expected to be bottom of the table at this stage of the campaign but that is where they are, hence the arrival of new coach Tom Barrasso. The former Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender went into his first match without four players, including former Nottingham centre Chris Lawrence. Kevin Henderson opened the scoring with a power play goal for Panthers after 13.54 with the returning Tommy Hughes making it two at 23.19. Josh McFadden got one back two minutes into the second period, but Alex Guptill’s strike 16 seconds later made it 3-1. Tyler Biggs made it four after 48.36 and although Stefan Della Rovere got a goal back after 54.53 it proved to be in vain for the Steelers as Guptill got his second of the night on the power play with 38 seconds to play.