Just over an hour to go until the Devils face the Borecastle Vipers at home, hopefully picking up a win after 3 defeats!
Chris with you again tonight and as always I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Texters are checking in, 30mins till game time!
If the score is still displaying 4-3 for anyone else, give it a few minutes i'm trying to force the damn thing to sort itself out
I think MNL hates me tonight :(
no wait, it works! \o/
David in Belfast predicting a Devils 6-2 victory, gosh I hope you're right :E
About 10minutes to go I guess, texters very quiet tonight :S
Not a big Devils crowd, but a minibus of Vipers fans have made the long journey down
Intro time in the bay, come on Devils!
Devils confirmed at full strength
Vipers have only 2 lines worth of players, but i'm not sure who they're missing
I guess Longstaff is still out
Anthems are done, it's almost time to win!
Anthems are done, it's almost time to win!
Voth, Latulippe and Miller start for the Devils tonight
And we're off, Thompson in charge for tonights sideshow of 'look at me, i'm a ref'
Hill, Towe and Michel on one of our new lines
could it be the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th, that's the question :)
Vipers penalty at 1:49. Domish 2mins for delay of game
Voth and Laulippe both come close
Vipers kill the penalty, back to full strength
amazingly that's 3minutes without a penalty for the Devils
Vipers icing at 4:14
4minutes without a penalty, a new record?
Somehow, the borecastle Vipers have scored first!
whoever got the goal dumped the puck in and somehow Lyle didn't manage to stop it sliding in
Vipers 1st goal at 4:43. Kralj from Tinsley and Jorde
Robinson playing very well so far,
Vipers called for icing at 7:53, lots of Devils pressure
Oooooooooooooooooh, Birbraer hits the pipes, Devils fans thought we'd scored
Robinson saves the followup shot with his face at 9:02
Towe nailed by a shot from one of our own players, heads straight to the bench...
texts very slow coming in tonight, nothing ever seems to happen when we play Borecastle :(
Devils camped in the Vipers zone, everytime they manage to clear the puck Devils are straight back in
Vipers finally manage a line change
Romfo nails someone and he's down hurt...
Tjechma was the player nailed, has got back up and headed to bench
Vipers on the attack now...
Good save from Lyle at 13:20 to make up for the 1st goal
Good setup from Smith sees Robinson just make the save, Smith playing well by all accounts
Devils looking dangerous but Robinson standing on his head
Towe back on the ice, incidently we sponsor him :)
Another Lyle save at 14:57
Vipers score another...
This is either going to go very badly, or be another of 'those' games
2nd Vipers goal came after Romfo lost his footing and Vipers collected, Lyle stood no chance
Vipers 2nd goal at 15:27. Hughes from Longstaff and Salem
and there was me thinking Longstaff was injured
Vipers offside at 16:15
2 goals in 4 shots for Vipers...
Devils have had all the possession but can't score, Vipers rarely touching the puck but 2 goals in 2 chances
Vipers offside at 17:49
Robinson save at 17:56. Birbraer with the shot
Devils not screening Robinson enough
Vipers penalty at 18:04. Domish 2mins for delay of game
Another big save from Robinson
And another save at 18:37. Devils have no one infront of Robinson, he can see everything
Devils called for icing at 18:54. Pass goes horribly wrong
And we're into the final minute of the 1st period
Robinson dives across the crease to deny Michel
And another big save
Robinson on top form tonight
And again, another save at 19:44
But that's the end of the 1st period, Devils 0-2 Vipers...
Francis has just said on DevilsTV that the players need to crash the net more, create some traffic - all the texters agree and wonder we weren't doing it anyway...
officials back for the 2nd period
and here come the players
Here we go with the 2nd period
a very unexciting start to the 2nd period
Vipers called for icing at 21:01
in exciting news, 15mins till my quiche is ready :D
Devils all over the Vipers but Robinson still standing on his head, Vipers continually icing the puck
Vipers icing at 22:16
Robinson save at 22:32
Devils fans have given up, abolsutely no atmosphere in the tent tonight
Devils penalty at 22:52. Romfo 2mins for delay of game
Lyle save at 23:46
Maybe we'll score now we only have 4 players?
Devils penalty at 24:11. Finnerty 2mins for slashing
42seconds of 3on5...
Romfo penalty killed
Devils 1st goal at 25:15, shorthanded!
oh wait, that's not very helpful
Turns out it was the Vipers who scored :E
so, if it's still showing the score as Devils 1-2 Vipers, do a refresh and it'll go to the right, but horribly disasterous score of 0-3
Vipers 3rd goal at 25:15. Berry from Mahrle
powerplay goal :E
Symonds floored at 26:13, blood on the ice
game delayed as we try to figure out who gets a penalty and for what
ell, no penalties called, game back on
and Devils get another penalty...
Devils penalty at 27:06. Jarvis 2mins for high sticks
Vipers come close as Lyle goes too far out of nets and Richardson forced to sit in nets
Devils clear the puck from the line, this is going from bad to worse!
Vipers called for a man in the crease at 28:40
Devils kill penalty without conceding somehow
Vipers called for icing at 29:29
Texters really not happy with tonights performance
open net for the Devils but Longstaff throws himself across the line to deny us a goal
Vipers defneind hard in centre ice
Vipers penalty at 31:14. Berry 2mins for high sticks
Another big save from Robinson
In desperation Voth tries to head the puck in, misses and scores himself instead
Crowd getting majorly fed up with Devils play
Vipers looking happy to sit back and defend
Symonds back on the ice wearing a blood jersey, #2 is the new number
Robinson save at 36:33
PJ Blaze thinks our defensive pairings might have changed, Romfo and Jarvis playing together now
Vipers win the faceoff in their zone, Jarvis stands still and lets the Vipers through, Lyle saves...
Lyle going nuts at our defence...
Another 2on1 for the Vipers, what on earth is going on tonight!?
This time it's true :P
Devils 1st goal at 38:43. Birbraer from Latulippe and Smith
Vipers penalty at 39:19. Hughes 2mins for hooking
Vipers clear from crease before Devils can reach rebound
Vipers clear but that's the end of the 2nd period, Devils 1-3 Vipers
Devils to start the 3rd period with 1:20 of powerplay remaining
Texters really not impressed with the Devils so far tonight
Officials are back out
And here come the teams...
no one cheers...
Here we go with the 3rd!
Devils only the powerplay for 1:19
Devils icing at 41:21, still waiting for goal details
Devils 2nd goal at 41:08. Michel from Jarvis and Latulippe
Michel with the 3rd, coast to coast!
someone give that man a contract for next season!
Devils 3rd goal at 41:36. Michel from Towe and Romfo
Devils 2nd goal was a powerplay goal incase anyone forgot :E
And now it's gone all quiet...
Michel hits the pipework and then Robinson saves, can't be long till he gets a hattrick :E
Devils 4th goal at 44:31. Finnerty from Miller and Voth
Michel getting a round of applause everytime he touches the puck!
Vipers on the attack now
Devils penalty at 46:09. Jarvis 2mins interference
apparently Jarvis was at least 3feet away from the Viper who fell over of his own accord
slapshot from a Viper takes Lyles mask off...
penalty kill working well for the Devils
Devils all over the Vipers on the powerplay
Devils back to full strength
Symonds loses his stick, Michel hands him his and continues to play for over 1 minute without a stick, more applause :)
Texters wondering where this team was 2 periods ago!
Devils 5th goal at 49:16. Miller from Voth and Finnerty
Vipers goal :(
Vipers 4th goal at 49:31. Kralj from Domish and Berry
Devils dumping the puck at Robinson who almost spills into his own net :E
51:21 gone, Devils hammering Robinson with shots
Vipers icing at 52:08
Vipers crash the Devils net, they're desperately looking for a 5th goal!
Devils icing at 52:57
Vipers attacking, but Devils counter attack looking good
Another Devils icing at 54:07
55mins gone, both teams looking for another goal
Devils 6th goal at 55:03. Hill from Smith
lovely setup from Smith saw the puck cross the crease to Hill who nailed it home \o/
Devils offside at 56:21
it's all gone very quiet again...
Vipers still attacking
wonder if they're likely to pull Robinson with such a short bench?
Lyle save at 57:52
Devils icing at 58:02
That'll be the final 2mins then :)
Vipers almost score an own goal after pass goes wrong!
in the final min, Devils score their 7th goal :)
Devils 7th goal at unknown, but Smith scored it
Devils 7th goal at 59:49. Smith from Birbraer and Latulippe
and it's all over, Devils win
Apparently Lyle came very close to scoring an empty net goal :D
Kralj man of the match for the Vipers
Devils man of the match goes to...
Well, that's all from me, back to coursework :(