Good evening! Chris here again tonight and as always, any predictions before/during the game send to firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm aware the score is still showing from last nights result, unfortunately the system once again hates me and refuses to reset to 0-0 :(
Or maybe it's magically fixed itself?
Panthers missing Myers, Van Hoof, Hereema and Tkaczuk for tonights game!
Stephen predicting a Devils 4-3 victory :)
Andrew from Ontario(!!) also says Devils to win 4-3 :)
Beth says Devils to win 5-2 :D
Updates seem to be eaten by the system again tonight, so hit f5 :)
Gareths predicting a 3-1 Devils victory, hopefully this will happen :)
Steve is saying a Devils 5-2 victory after last nights performance, thanks for the texts again also :)
An unnamed person from Rhode Island (!!) predicting a Devils 5-2 victory \o/
Hetty says Devils to win 4-2 :)
Panthers and officials out onto the ice, it's intro time!
Hicks has the whistle for tonights game
End of the first period in Newcastle... Vipers 0-2 Steelers :(
We only need the Steelers to drop one point providing we win all the rest of our games, please someone beat them!
Trying to find out whether Lyle is starting for us tonight, there were rumours from last nights game he was injured but i'm hoping they're not true
Lyle is indeed starting for the Devils tonight, wahay \o/
Lyle starts with Clarkson as the backup, must be the random number generator for our netminders this weekend
It would seem that Lyle is potentially carrying an injury, Clarkson was signed to play as #1 should Lyle be injured, hopefully Lyle lasts the game!
Anthems are done, it's almost time to win!
And we're off! GOOOOOOOOOO DEVILS :D
Devils called for icing in the opening minutes
Unfortunately I have a lack of texters for tonights game, so time details may be a little sketchy
Now it's Panthers turn to be called for icing
Seems that Panthers icing was timed at 1:45
A massive crowd in the tent it would seem
Lyle saves an easy shot from Clarke \o/
End to end play at the moment, both teams playing hard though
Panthers score :(
Panthers 1st goal timed at 3:42, Clarke from Galbraith and Levers :(
A weak turnover in our zone led to that goal :(
Bellamy checks Weller, hopefully it won't be long before the reverse happens :D
Michel flattens an unnamed Panthers \o/
Panthers seem to be the slightly better team at the moment :(
A big rebound from Lyle and the Devils steam in to stop the resulting shot
Big save from Kowalski, but the Panthers are all over us :(
Penalties coming to both teams...
Penalties timed at 8:49, Michel and Lepine both get 2mins for roughing
Devils close, first real chance they've had/created
Good save from Lyle, come on Devils...
Both teams back to full strength, just after a save from Kowalski
Vipers 0-3 Steelers now in Newcastle :(
12minutes gone, Panthers still the better team :(
Panthers penalty timed at 12:17, Lepine 2mins for interference
Come on Devils, put that powerplay into action!
Kowalski save :(
Panthers save a shot on the line :(
Kowalski making save after save :/
Panthers clear the puck to a big sigh from the Devils fans :(
Lepine returns, bah
Devils 1st goal timed at 15:01, Birbraer from Richardson and Lyle :D
Delayed penalty goal, but Birbraer skated in with one Panther hanging off his back and managed to score despite facing the wrong way \o/
Birbraer had 2 Panthers hanging off him! Hah!
Devils come close, but then on the clearance somehow called offside
Vipers score! Vipers 1-3 Steelers now, please keep going :D
Panthers penalty timed at 17:57, Ward 2mins for high sticks
I have no idea who Josh Ward is...
Michel gets floored :(
Hicks missed the tripping call...
Final minute of the 1st, it's all Devils...
Devils very very close
Penalty killed and it's the end of the 1st period, Devils 1-1 Panthers
End of the 2nd in Newcastle, Vipers 1-3 Steelers :(
Panthers return for the 2nd period
Devils also return :D
And we're off!
Roughly 21minutes gone, Devils putting some pressure on the Panthers...
Panthers called for offside, not sure of time though :(
Voth very very close, Kowalski making save after save once more
Devils penalty timed at 23:32, Adams 2mins for interference :(
Details on Devils 1st goal have been changed, should now read Birbraer from Richardson and Pelle
Panthers hit the pipework :o
Panthers penalty timed at 24:55, Galbraith 2mins for slashing
Just before the penalty, Devils hit the pipework :(
Penalties timed at 25:21, Michel 2mins for high sticks, Bellamy 2mins for roughing
I think that makes it 3on3 for 11seconds?
Or not, apparently it's now 5on4 as Adams returns
Neilson floors his own player to the amusement of our fans :D
Galbraith returns, it's 5on5 but i'm not sure why
Lyle makes a save, Michel and Bellamy both return
Good save from Kowalski after a mistake gifts Devils possession
A missed 'too many men' call on the Panthers doesn't please the Devils fans
Devils called for icing at 29mins (roughly)
Symonds playing well and taking his chances, unfortunately someone got in the way of his latest attempt, still he gets a round of applause for it :)
Panthers penalty timed at 31:00, Ryan 2mins for cross checking
Devils very close, puck slides across the crease but no one there to bury it, Devils fans were half way to celebrating the goal
Devils hit the pipework again! This time the fans were celebrating a goal!
Panthers back to full strength, couple of good chances for the Devils on that powerplay
Hicks watches a Panthers player continually slash a Devils player but refuses to call it, crowd going ape
Devils playing much better than they did in the 1st period...
Devils called for offside...
Strachen doing his best to put as many players on the ice as possible, linesmen apparently can't count
Devils hit the crossbar, what the heck!
That's 3 times we've hit the pipework in this period :S
Lyle saves a shot from Neilson
Devils hit the pipework for the 4th time...
Puck out of play after Weller blocks a shot
Finnerty hits the pipework, 5th time...
Good save from Kowalski after Devils miss the pipework
Good save from Lyle after Panthers win the faceoff
Panthers called for icing
Now it's the Devils turn to ice the puck
Another save for Lyle from Neilson at 39:00
Now Kowalski saves, at least we missed the pipework i guess
And that's the end of the second period, it's still Devils 1-1 Panthers
Both teams back out for the 3rd...
Shots on goal for the 1st and second, Panthers = 7+7, Devils = 15+11, so says the gamesheet anyway
And we're off for the 3rd, come on Devils!
Devils very close just seconds in
Devils called for icing :(
Good save from Lyle
Puck out of play
I wish there was something slightly more exciting to say, but so far the 3rd doesn't seem half as exciting
Kowalski shoots the puck out of play, Devils fans go nuts at no delay of game call
End to end at the moment
Another save from Kowalski and then the Devils go offside
Another save from Kowalski
puck out of play yet again
Devils seem to be creating the most chances but we can't find a way past him...
Devils offside once again
Devils shot goes too high
50mins gone, fans at the tent are very tense
Devils penalty timed at 49:53, Finnerty 2mins for slashing
Apparently when they say 50minutes gone, they mean just under 50mins gone...
Devils called for offside on a shorthanded breakaway :/
Big save from Kowalski to deny us once again
Penalty killed and Devils are back to full trength, just over 8mins remaining...
Another save from Kowalski and then Galbraith misses an open Devils net, phew :E
Big save from Lyle
Panthers called for offside
It seems to be a very end to end game, but i can't say i'm at all excited at the moment, it's like hosting a capitals or stingrays game...
Devils penalty timed at 54:14, Matzka 2mins for slashing
Devils gift Panthers possession in our zone again, but luckily Lyle makes the save
Panthers player takes a puck to the face trying to block a clearence
I'm not sure who the player was, but he got onto the bench ok
Matzka returns, Devils at full strength
And just as he returns, Lyle makes a save
Just under 4minutes to go
Another save for Lyle
Devils called for a hand pass and faceoff takes place in Devils zone
Devils called for icing
Into the final 2minutes
Panthers called for offside
Final minute of the 3rd...
Devils very very close
Panthers called for icing
End of regulation, Devils 1-1 Panthers, into overtime!
I hate overtime :(
And we're off
Weller, Mark Smith, Pelle and Matzka start
Panthers player has breakaway, but magically falls over?
Bellamy shoots the puck out of play, Finnerty enters the ice and tries to wind the Panthers up
Puck deflected out of play after a save from Lyle
Now Kowalski makes a save
Another save from Kowalski, if this goes to penalties I may cry
64mins gone, final minute of overtime and Kowalski saves from Pelle
Puck out of play for the 506,786th time
Overtime finishes, we're going into penalties :(
Panthers to take the first penalty...
Galbraith scores :(
Macrae scores \o/
Ryan misses :D
Pelle saved :(
Into the 2nd round!
Devils win Devils win :D
Panthers man of the match goes to Kowalski
Devils man of the match goes to... Lyle :D
That's all from me tonight, hopefully next weekend will see the Steelers drop a point or 2 :)