A pre-game pep-talk from Storm skipper Cameron Smith inspired his side to one of their best defensive performances of the season against Penrith on Monday.
Melbourne have kept their top four hopes alive by thundering to a 24-10 road win against Penrith on Monday night.
Two in-form top-five sides go head to head as they look to scrap their way towards a top-four finish when the Panthers host the Storm.
With their roster fit and firing again after a tough middle part of the season, the Storm can't wait for finals time to arrive.
With three rounds of the regular season remaining, Melbourne have just one thing on their mind: winning.
Smiling and relaxed after his side's 48-6 win over Cronulla on Saturday, it does not take long to realise why Will Chambers has found his groove.
They ran in nine tries, including six in a dazzling first-half display, but it was Melbourne's defensive effort that impressed their coach and captain most.
Melbourne have moved back onto the winners list in emphatic fashion with a 48-6 win over Cronulla in front of 12,185 fans at AAMI Park.
A young Cronulla squad will arrive in Melbourne looking to cause one of the upsets of the season on Saturday night, and the Storm know it.
Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has stood by his criticism of referee Ashley Klein following his side's stunning loss to Newcastle on Saturday.