Good evening ladies and gentlemen, nearly game time. As always you can contact us with your comments and shout-outs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tonight it's me, Steve in the hotseat with Chris Stone, thestub, ger-devils and wildthing at the rink
Not icing tonight for the devils #23 Max Birbraer, the devils are once again joined by #21 Piggot and #4 Harding from the ENL team.
The Devils will want a stromg showing tonight after the 6-1 loss at the NIC last night, and the D will be looking to prevent Beauregard and new-man Jordan Fox in particular from running riot in our barn.
Dan wants to know how long we'll be without Max? and thinks tonight will be an OT win for Devils. Don't forget to get in touch, especially if you're from somewhere exotic! It's always nice to know someones tuned in!
Gareth Johns predicts a Panthers win 4-2 :(
The Jenkins family in Pershore are all tuned in - nice to see all of you predicting a Devils win, thanks all.
We are the only game in town tonight - Blaze and Rays are involved in Challenge matches against Danish opposition but this is the only competitive game, and counts for the Challenge Cup only
GMB Nottingham Panthers take to the ice
The Devils are being introduced - white jerseys tonight
Apparently the numbers are also white - quite difficult to see the numbers, just a thin white outline otherwise all white! We'll make the the excuse if Chris Stone gets all the players wrong!
Tonights referee Tom Darnell
Starting line McRae, Voth and Hill
S Smith, Burrows and Davies on a line together
Matzka, Pierce and Dobben take the ice, 2 mins played
Clark 2 mins holding at 02.13. devils PP
3 mins gone
K smith and Pierce go close
PP looks sharp
44 seconds left on PP
Mark - ill ask about the attendance and get back to you
devils penalty - Hill 2 mins slashing at 03.34
Voth shoots - saved
Big hit Frank on Levers
1.00 Penalty Kill left, come on Devils
Panthers go close, Lyle gets a foot on it
All my texters are struggling to see the players numbers, luckily most of our guys are returnee's
Our first line playing well
Lyle makes a save at 07.10
Stand by...that may have been a text out of order
Yep, no penalty now 07.55 on the clock
Young Piggot getting ice time with Voth and Hill tonight
Somethings happened - i cant repeat the word just used to describe Darnell...
Devils penalty Voth 2 mins slashing at 08.33.
Apparently Voth got boarded by Lepine, Guy drops the gloves but Voth doesnt fancy it
Some texters say Brad was boarded, some saying he took a stupid penalty
1.05 left on the penalty kill
Neil Clark 2 mins tripping at 10.04
Kowalski (Kwall) makes glove save at 10.41
Devils now on PP
Dobben shoots, deflected out at 11.02
Big check Hill on Corey
30 seconds left on PP
Panthers back to full strength
kwall make another save at 12.18
Another kwall save on Matzka 12.27
Frank showing more aggression tonight
Lyle makes a good save, Clark makes a late hit but gets away with it
Benedict 2 mins tripping at 13.16
Handbags follow a Lyle save
Lacowitz sprays Lyle after the play, rightly gets asked to account for himself, no pens
Quite right Jake - its David Clark for the Panthers not Neil
Devils PP less effective this time around
Panthers full strength
Panthers ice puck just after the PK ended
And they ice it again at 15.58
Devils offside at 16.45
Dobben is skating well on the first line tonight
Voth goes offiside at 16.50
Mark Smith big check on Benedict
Lyle save at 17.39
All texters saying a much improved performance so far
The stub states Devils holding the panthers up well in the neutral zone
Josh Batch makes awesome dive to save a clear 2on1 breakaway
Into the last minute we go
Batch - "great poise and patience"
Kwall covers up at 19.34
Burrows makes a nice play getting inside the D, his shot deflected wide
Frank nails the linesman!! (accidnetal)
Thats it, first period in the books.
A stated already, a much better showing tonight.
Thestub states that the Panthers are struggling to build anything, hopefully we can keep frustrating them all night
A warm welcome extended to John in Washington - sounds like your man is getting into it now, a much more physical performance!
I'd like to be ablt to bring you scores from around the country, but i've no idea how Coventry or Hull are doing - if you know, pass it on...email@example.com
Panthers have brought a large crowd amd sold out the away block, generally the crowd is poor - a typical non season ticket night.
Thanks to Mark i will keep my eye on the P&O Cup updates thanks to the magic of Twitter (which i will pretend i understand!) Blaze v Tillburg starts at 7.00
Hull have again showed they are a threat this year - they've won the P&O cup following a 7-1 win against Galeen Eaters earlier today!
Its 4 mins till period 2 in Cardiff
Keighley talls me Dundee are 1-0 up against Fife in their final warmup game
Poor simon is glued to MNL whilst stood on the A40 waiting for the AA man :( sorry to hear that
The teams are back on the ice
Panthers ice it after 7 seconds
Lyle makes a big save at 20.28
Panthers showing some pace early
Panthers ice it at 20.48 - come on, our ice isnt that small!
Scrappy one in front of net, put away by David Clark
Clark from Myers and Neilson at 21.14
Panthers icing at 21.42 - maybe they have a plan!
The sudden increase in Panthers soeed causing us problems
Sorry i meant speed!
Kwall saves on Davies, we think Burrows nets the rebound. Standby...
Burrows unassisted at 22.28
Immediately followed up by a Panthers attack, good save Lyle
Voth sprays Kwall, nice!
In fairness, panthers players have a word with him. No penalties.
Lepine again goading voth
Danny Stewart pulls one back. Fife 1-1 Dundee
Phil Hill goes close
Before Lyle makes anoter fine save
Devils clear the pressure by icing it
The temperature is rising on the ice "it could go off,"
Stuuu forces a kwall save
Game time 25.07
My fingers are also hotting up
Uh oh - Ben Davies floors kwall!
Its getting rough!
Another goal up north - Dundee 2 - 1 Fife
Matzka "oh so close" chris says
Matzka now floors Champagne - having a stormer tonigh is Scotty!
Kwall makes 2 saves, didnt know much about the 2nd one thoughw
Devils have increased their speed thankfully, now able to match the Panthers
Voth forces another kwall save at 27.32
Blaze take an early lead through Greg Owen
Looks like Kowalski is having another one of those nights, an excellent player whoever you support
Panthers hit the pipes followed by a Lyle save. Its end to end!!!!
Kwall gets one on the mask
From another Matzka shot
Voth hits the pipes
Voth smashed sexy Corey stright into kwall
I wonder if Neilson has seen the posters of him in a baywatch costume dotted around the rink - nice work guys
Blaze now 2-0, the twitter thing is #pandocup
Kwall gives a rare rebound. the scorer is Jeff Pierce from Matzka at 29.58
Matzkas original shot was "genius" but it was Pierce who put it in
Our young brits showing great pace once again
A fantastic atmosphere by all acounts - Rhythm has been doing 'block wars' which has gone down well. Block 2 are at a heavy disadvantage though - i'm not there!
Pierce skating very fast tonight, causing the Panthers D problems
Stuuu goes close
Panthers net comes off its moorings at 33.32
Thestub "dear lord i've missed hockey' - i guess things really have improved overnight then!
Game time 34.00
Great save Lyle 34.42
Panthers manage some sustained pressure
Tonights game has been 'run and gun'. If so i'm just glad we've managed to keep the D tight
Good Lyle save at 35.40
Piggot makes a good hit in their zone, forechecking well at 36.00
Pierce shoots wide but looks threatening, Dobben, Matzka and Pierce coming together nicely
Kwall makes a huge glove save on voth - stops a certain goal at 37.00
Thestub "save of the night"
Blaze 3-0 up vs Tillburg
Benedict 2 mins holding at 39.07. Devils PP
Panthers hit the pipes short handed
End of te 2nd period
I'm going to put my hand in a bucket of ice!
All my guys are hailing a much improved performance tonight. The Panthers came out strong in the 2nd, but tonight we were able to step it up and continue to be competitive. Many positives to take from tonight.
Apparently block 2 are officially louder than block 3 - and thats without me!
Elsewhere Blaze have scored 4 without reply at home vs Tillburg, and Dundee and Fife are sharing the goals 2-2.
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One of the main themes of the night from texters seems to be the jersey numbers - can't be that bad surely :/
The Panthers are out
And so are the Devils
Rempel16 says Voth was smart not to fight Lepine and has been a big part of turning the game in our favour
Remember Devils are on the PP for 1.08 still
Early chanve for Matzka, easily deflected
Panthers now full strength
Not a great PP
Its gone quiet on the emails, am i talking to myself?
Lyle makes a save at 42.00
Dundee take a 3-2 lead vs Flyers - how will they cope this year?
Panthers hit the pipes once again
Dobben tries to split the D and brek free - didnt quite come off
44 mins - Panthers hit the pipes again!!!
Kwall come out of the net and makes save, followed by a Lyle save. Its end to end again
Hill floors Kwall at 44.42
Kwall nearly gives up the puck in front of his own net
Piggot, Davies and Burrows very effective tonight
Another Kwall save at 45.37
Only the 1 whilste in 6 minutes!
Hill hits pipes, kwall stops a rebound effort
47 mins already
Another kwall save
And another kwall save. Yup - he's doing it again!!
Mark - if Hicks was out there we'd still be in the 2nd perod!
Batch makes a big hit, not sure who on
Hill 2 mins tripping at 48.48
A very lazy penalty apparently
Kwall denies Pierce and a rebound
Frank tries a rugby tackle around the neck - hell he's only been in Wales a week or so!!!
Sorry John - a british thing i guess - 'handbags' describes those non-fights that turn out to be nothing!
Davies was clear through on goal but Darnell makes a stinker of a call
Sounds like Darnell has changes his mind after speaking to the linos, doesnt put Davies back in on goal tough does it!
Lyle pulls of a massive save on Beauregard
Fox floors Dobben
Another Lyle save at 51.21, major pressure from Panthers
Davies hits Stephen Lee 53mins
3-3 in Dundee, sounds like a good game
Sparkymark reminds us Fife only have 4 imports!
Hill smashes Wilson behind the panthers net, followed by Lyle save at the other end
Panthers go close
Point blank save made by Lyle to kee us on top
Devils icing at 56mins
Kwall saves gives a rebound and...
Dobben first goal for the Devils
Dobben from Matzka at 56.13
An awesome goal apparently, no further description sorry
and that makes it 4 - g g g g goal
An absolute peach apparently...
Pierce from Richardson at 57.01
This time kwall gives a soft one
Typical Kwall - takes ages to beat him, then he starts to loose his edge
Lyle save at 58.42, nearly there!!!!
"were gonna win" being played!
18 seconds left
WIN WIN WIN
Devils take the honours 4-1
Make sure you check out the inferno for post game comments - its bound to be a happier place than last night!!!
A much better performance, lots of physicallity and a great showing by the D. Hopefully were now seeing what we can expect from the likes of Frank and Dobben.
Panthers MOM goes to Kwall and they leave the ice
Devils MOM goes to Lyle
Well thats it from me, thank you for joining us once again. MNL visit numbers continue to grow and grow and we really appreciate your comments and feedback. Cheers for the emails, just to remind me you are all out there. We'll be back next weekend for Devils v Giants
Chris, Ger, wildthing, remple16 and james have all been texting tonight, thanks guys
Oh and dont forget elitefantasyleague.co.uk,
Good night all. Out.