Storm forward Tim Glasby says his side's big win against the Rabbitohs on Saturday was a boost to their finals prospects.
Glasby was one of the Storm's 11 try-scorers in Melbourne's big win and said their convincing win was important to continue momentum.
"[It's] really essential," he said.
"We want to be building momentum this time of year. I don’t know if we've really played a complete game for a long time, since I can remember, where we've come off the field very happy with the most part of the game.
"There will be little patches where we go away from our game plan and drop some ball, or not defend as well as we'd like to in certain stages."
Glasby felt the side's ability to stick to their game plan after a constant flurry of points was also a positive.
"I think we started really well, we had a lot of intent in our running across the board and we went on with it, which is really good.
"Sometimes you can get a big lead at half-time and then its tempting to put the feet up and start throwing the ball around and going against the game plan, but that was really pleasing."
The Storm face the Raiders whose finals hopes were ended after Manly snuck home 23-22 against the Warriors on Sunday. Canberra are third for points scored (552) this year and will want to finish the season on a high.
"I don’t know if we'll score 60 points against them," Glasby said.
"We're just looking to perform well and just continue working on our game.
"Canberra are a good footy team and they've been in some really good form lately. It will be a tough game and a good one."