Corey Neilson content after win against Manchester Storm but feels Nottingham Panthers are capable of better


Corey Neilson felt Nottingham Panthers beat Manchester Storm without being at their best on Saturday night.

Panthers were 3-2 winners in a Challenge Cup game they might have come through more comfortably.

“We were really good at times, but we didn’t capitalise on our grade A chances, which is unfortunate,” the Panthers head coach said.

“We would like to kill some of these games and not have it be close at the end. The goaltending was strong. Michael Garnett played well and so did their goaltender.

“Some of our guys who have been playing well had off nights.”

Corey Neilson

Mathieu Brisebois made his first appearance since pre-season and, like the team, Neilson feels there is plenty more to come from the defenceman.

“Our D could have moved the puck better at times, but it was nice to see Brieser (Brisebois) back,” he said.

“He moved the puck well, so I was really happy with him. Now we’re going into this stretch with a full roster – unhindered and now I have real big decisions to come on some guys.

“When Brieser gets his conditioning back it’s going to bounce someone into a more limited role.”



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