Chris here, as always I can be reached before/during the game at firstname.lastname@example.org
Roughly an hour to go until we hopefully start our victory against the Blaze
I'll be keeping tabs on the Braehead v Sheffield game as well during our game, we only need the Steelers to drop 1 point so hopefully it's doable :D
Provided we win tonight of course :E
First prediction of the evening comes from 3500 miles away, the Matzka's predicting a 5-3 victory tonight :D
30 minutes to go, Ruth predicting a Devils 3-2 victory :D
Hugh queues for parking, sounds like another big crowd tonight
Seems some of the fans are in fancy dress tonight, Ali G has been spotted in block 2...
Andrew from Ontario(!!) predicting a Devils 4-1 victory :D
Awfully quiet from the rink tonight so far, other than hearing about queues down the tent not a lot being said
Perhaps everyone is just too nervous :)
Gareth has no prediction, just a Devils win and a Steelers loss :)
Blaze take to the ice, it's intro time in the Bay!
Devils take to the ice \o/
Supposedly it's a sell out, but I suspect there are seats free once again
Steve predicting a Devils win and a Steelers loss :D
As expected, only K Smith missing for tonights fixture, he's walking around ok but clearly not 100%, a return is likely for the playoffs I believe
Anthem time \o/
Anthems are done, 20 or so Blaze fans in attendance tonight
And the puck is dropped, we're off!
Devils fans not sure what to shout at Carson, so cheering for Braehead instead :D
Blaze called for icing in the opening minute \o/
Thompson has obviously taken Simms advice and put Jaeger back in nets for tonights fixture :)
Devils turn to be called for icing, 1:59 gone, we've gone close a couple of times though
Devils go close and then Blaze called for offside
Good save from Lyle, am guessing 3 or 4 mins in
End to end at the moment, both teams playing well, but Devils ever so slightly better :E
Not so much news coming from the tent, hopefully that means it's a good game :)
Devils called for icing once again, roughly 6mins in i believe
It is indeed Jaeger in nets tonight, pah
Lyle saves after Chambers somehow manages to shoot the puck
please someone score, i'm bored out of my mind!
Devils called for icing once again :/
Devils offside, roughly 8mins gone
Big save from Jaeger denies the Devils :(
Blaze under pressure, but Jaeger making save after save, our forwards can't find a way through him :(
Devils 1st goal timed at 9:45, Macrae unassisted :D
Devils 2nd goal timed at 10:21, Matzka from Voth and Birbraer \o/
Good save from Lyle roughly 11mins in
Devils very very close
Another save from Lyle
Now it's Jaegers turn to save :)
Steelers are taking penalties in Braehead, but the Clan aren't scoring :(
Blaze penalty timed at 15:00, Robinson 2mins for roughing
How the old man manages to rough anyone up i'll never know
Devils shot is deflected into the pipework by Jaeger, quick thinking from their D clears it though :(
Devils penalty timed at 15:45, M Smith 2mins for slashing
A very dubious call by all accounts
Jaeger somehow finds a way to deny Pelle a goal :(
Blaze penalty timed at 16:44, Weaver 2mins for hooking
It's 4on3 for 16seconds in the Devils favour
4on4 for 45seconds
Then a Devils powerplay for 59 seconds :)
Which it now is, Devils 5on4 :D
Into the final minute of the 1st period, we're back to 5on5 now also
End of the 1st, Devils lead 2-0 :D
End of the first in Braehead... Clan 0-1 Steelers :(
For Lizzie who asked via email, Myers is back as our backup tonight, Lyle must be over his injury :)
Everyone back for the 2nd period
And we're off!
Or perhaps not, Blaze apparently don't think the ice is hard enough...
Now we're away!
Puck straight out of play from a Devils shot, 20:27 gone
Blaze have started the better team this period...
Shots on goal from the 1st period, 8 on Lyle, 11 on Jaeger
Easy save for Lyle, described as an utterly useless shot :)
This time a big save from Lyle
Not having the need to try and find ICWales coverage of this game, I wonder if they've had to borrow any of our details yet?
Blaze penalty timed at 25:06, Nell 2mins for holding
And now the Devils take a penalty, how convenient...
Devils penalty timed at 25:23, Michel 2mins for interference, but...
Devils 3rd goal timed at 25:51, Pelle from Matzka and Weller :D
Now if the Clan could find a way to start winning in their game that would be good news :E
Pass across the crease but we can't get their in time :(
Devils fans go ape as Carson refuses to call two blatent penalties from the Blaze, it's a good thing we're winning...
Devils back to full strength \o/
Apparently ICWales aren't the only people who may need to borrow our updates :)
Devils very very close
Birbraer very close this time
Devils are all over the Blaze net tonight, Ger-Devils says he's never seen us crash the net so much
Devils score, but the stinking Blaze knock the nets off :/
Devils goal washed out because Jaeger kicked nets off
Michel takes revenge by flooring Zanon
Devils penalty timed at 31:24, Adams 2mins for hooking
Blaze score :(
Blaze 1st goal timed at 32:52, Fulghum from Weaver - PPG
Blaze penalty timed at 33:38, Robinson 2mins for interference
Big save from Jaeger to deny Pelle a 2nd
Devils ever so close, but can't seem to sneak the puck in, when they do Carson washes it out...
Deflected shot from Devils goes out of play :(
Blaze penalty timed at 35:42, Selmser 2mins for tripping
Devils 4th goal timed at 36:55, Voth from Michel and Pelle - PPG :D
Jaeger didn't have time to kick the nets off this time inbetween the puck crossing the line and Carson whistling
Blaze called for icing shortly afterwards :)
Weller very very close
Devils penalty timed at 39:24, Matzka 2mins for tripping
Blaze score another powerplay goal...
Blaze 2nd goal timed at 39:56, Fulghum unassisted - PPG
Blaze second goal should have been Fulghum from Weaver and Farmer
End of the second, Devils lead 4-2
With 5minutes remaining up in Braehead, it's Clan 0-2 Steelers :(
5minutes remaining i the 2nd period that is
Teams return for the 3rd period, up in Braehead it's Clan 0-4 Steelers end of the 2nd :(
Not not, it's now Clan 0-5 Steelers with 6 seconds in the 2nd period left *sigh*
9 shots on Lyle, 16 on Jaeger in the 2nd period
We're off for the 3rd period
Blaze score straight away...
Fantastic start for us...
Blaze 3rd goal timed at 40:21, Carlson from Lee and Farmer
Devils take a penalty shortly after
Devils penalty timed at 40:59, Adams 2mins for hooking
Handbags follow the penalty, but nothing additional called...
Blaze penalty timed at 42:15, Weaver 2mins for hooking
Devils penalty timed at 42:54, Finnerty 2mins for holding
Adams returns, I think we're back to 4on4 now
Both teams back to 5
Pelle goes very very close
Big save from Jaeger, by all accounts Lyle is having an absolute shocker tonight
Devils 5th goal timed at 45:27, Michel from Macrae :D
Two big saves from Jaeger deny the Devils a 6th :(
Blaze penalty timed at 46:27, Owen 2mins for hooking
Carson having a very good game, according to other texters, letting the game flow :)
Blaze score a shorthanded goal :(
Blaze 4th goal timed at 47:09, Selmser unassisted - SHG
Devils penalty timed at 47:33, Finnerty 2mins for tripping
Details for the Devils 5th are changed, time stays the same, But Macrae scored, assist from Michel
Another good save from Jaeger
Lyle is playing absolutely dire, Jaeger playing awesome
Devils back to full strength and Blaze called for icing
Attendance announced as 2149
Pelle gets floored, but he gets back up and floors the guy in return - Hurrah :D
Blaze are taking penalties to stop the Devils from scoring
Blaze penalty timed at 50:07, Zanon 2mins for hooking
Devils extremely close
Devils 6th goal timed at 51:30, Finnerty from Macrae - PPG :D
Finnerty batted the puck out of the air to score :)
Blaze penalty timed at 51:56, Carlson 2mins for delay of game
Devils 7th goal timed at 53:02, Adams from Matzka and Birbraer - PPG :D
Murdy replaces Jaeger after the Devils 7th goal I think...
Devils penalty timed at 52:46, Hill 2mins for hooking :(
Handbags follow the whistle...
Easy save from Murdy
Finally a good save from Lyle!
33 seconds left on the powerplay after that save
Devils back to full strength
Devils called for icing at 55:59
Lyle save deflects the puck out of play
57mins gone, well the Clan let us down big time tonight :(
And now we're into the final 2minutes, at least we've won even if Wales are getting hammered
Devils fans in fine voice, although I suspect there's a lot of disappointment at the Clan imploding so spectacularly
Devils penalty timed at 59:35, Symonds 2mins for hooking, but it's all over
Devils win 7-4 :D
Blaze man of the match goes to Selmser
Devils man of the match goes to... MACRAE :D
Another ace performance from him, I really hope he's back next season!
Right that's all from me, i'll be trying to find some texters so we can bring MNL from Edinburgh tomorrow, but it may be a tad hit and miss!
Still, hope everyone enjoyed the coverage tonight :)