Reddox finds his scoring touch as Giants target league leaders
Take your pick as to which Belfast Giants goal was the more important in Sunday's 4-1 win at the Cardiff Devils: their third, which came just 13 seconds before the second interval, or getting the first goal of the third period to make it a three-goal game.
While winger Liam Reddox claims they were both important, it's not a stretch to imagine which one he enjoyed more given it was he who got that fourth goal in the third period.
It was only Reddox's fifth goal of the season, which ranks seventh in team scoring, and while he's been excellent in other areas for the Giants, the 33-year-old did admit he was happy to end a scoring drought that stretched back to October 30.
"Scoring's fun. I've just got to keep doing the right things and hoping offensively things happen," said the winger.
"I've never been one to focus on strictly scoring goals, so I'm going to keep doing my thing, keep helping the team in whatever way possible. But it does feel good to contribute on the scoresheet, so hopefully it continues."
It was also a welcome return to form for the Giants, who ended a four-game skid by winning both games against the Devils in Cardiff at the weekend to move up to third in the Elite League.
Tonight they visit league leaders the Sheffield Steelers at the FlyDSA Arena (face-off 7:30pm, live on FreeSports) knowing they could potentially draw level with their rivals, who they also have three games in hand over, at the top with a regulation win.
"It's a different set-up in this league where every point is valuable - it's not looking to get into the play-offs and then get hot, you want to win the league," explains Reddox.
"So you have to show up every night, and we've got to find ways to be at our best every night. We have to stick to details and the process we've drawn up in the room and help each other achieve that every night.
"Now we're ready for a big test against a very talented and offensive Sheffield Steelers side."