Match Night Live
Cardiff Devils 4 - 1 Edinburgh Capitals

Join me (OJ) from 6pm as MNL brings you coverrage of the Capitals forst visit of the seaspm to the BBT in Cardiff Bay

Welcome to MNL

OJ your host for this league encounter

Organising my texters for a Devils must win game

Score predictions as usual to

No Max Birbraer (suspended for 3 games) for the Devils with Capitals netminder Tomas Hiadlovsky serving the 2nd game of a 3 game suspension.

Apologies in advance if I seem laboured tonight but a month into the season and its my first game

Devils on ice for warmup

Capitals finally appear

Simon P predicts a 4-2 win for the Devils

Kev & Sue Batch in sunny Essex call it 5-2 Devils

Mid way through warmup

To be perfectly honest I haven't been able to follow the Devils during the last few weeks

Free Wi-Fi is nigh on non-existent in both Canada and USA

Leading up to the NHL lockout it was the lead story on TV and newspapers especially in Canada.

In Montreal I doubt if any other news story got any coverage whatsoever

One of the Senators had just bought the house next door to my nephew and I talked up the Devils but he thought he would spend his spare time settling into his new home

Ger-Devils tells my warmup is over

Very quiet on the predictions front

No news on referee yet

Have any of our players familes join us on MNL this season, if you do let me know -

Especially our new recruits to the Worlds No1 City

It appears that Dean Smith has the stripe

So we might have a free flowing game

Officials on the ice

For you old stages Noco Toemen was in touch recently


Both teams are out

Things have changed - we are going to face off on time

Team intros

Its been a long off season for me so lets get a Devils win

Poor turnout at BBT

Anthem time

Where is Keith in Aber or Carl in Llanpumsaint or Megan et al

Morphs are morphing - whatever that means

We are ready for face off

Things haven't changed after all - face off delayed - repairs to ice

A quick repair and we are off

Puck out of play @0:35

Deeds, Faulkner & McKensie were the starting line

Capitals penalty @ 0:44 - Cingel - holding

PP line of Macrae, Hill & Blight with G & Marsh on D

Doubt if Capitals have touched the puck yet

Capital penalty @ 1:45 - Senko - high sticks

Capitals breakaway, Osear save

Caps back to 4 skaters

Marsh goes close

Caps back to full strength (FS)

Nothing to show for that pp which saw a minute of 5 on 3

Stephen B says 6-2 Devils

Puck out of play @ 3:57

That should have said 5:57

Harding shot saved

Lots of pressure from Devils

JohnWildthing says its the smalles crowd for years

End to end

Gametime 8:45

Osaer denies Capitals

Puck out of play @ 9:42

Holland save in Caps net @ 10:41

Two more saves by Osaer

Devils are coughing up the puck too often giving the Caps opportunities

Faulkner hits pipes

Danette Macrae has the best of both worlds Ryder Cup on TV MNL on the computer

What else could you ask for - a goal please

Devils penalty K Smith - slashing @ 13:48



SHG by Faulkner

@ 14:39 after great pass by Deeds

2nd assist Marsh

Devils back to FS

Osaer covers @ 16:29

Dan B calls it 2-1 Devils as he follows MNL on his phone at a wedding

Caps icing @ 17:32

Gametime 18:00

Final minute

Macrae goes close

Devils offside @ 19:24

End of 1st period DEVILS 1 Capitals 0

SoG for 1st period Devils 15 Capitals 6

Ice is ready

Teams are back

2nd period starts

Holland save

Devils are continuiing to turnover the puck

Caps offside @21:14

Come on U DEVILS give us a goal

DEvils penalty @ 22:57 - Faulkner - slashing


Devils sh breakaway comes to nothing

Devils back to FS

Osaer save @ 25:36

Devils penalty @ 25:45 - Adams - interference


One minute killed

Devils kill penalty

Osaer is keeping Capitals at bay almost singlehanded

Devild D need to get their act together

Gametime 30:01

Although its end to end nothing noteworthy happening

Holland save @ 30:11


@ 31:11 Devils 2nd goal scored by Macrae assist Hill

2nd assist Blight

Hill denied at back door

Puck out of play @ 34:02

Devils offside @ 34:43

Holland save @36:15

Caps continue to create chances

Devils D very slow in clearing zone

Gametime 38:02

Faulkner returns the faviur but Deeds couldn't bury the biscuit

Final minute of 2nd period

End of 2nd period DEVILS 2 Capitals 0

SoG for 2nd period 11 by each team making it 26-17 in Devils favour after 2 periods

Attendence recorded as 1,142 on gamesheet

Officials back on ice

So are the players

3rd period starts


Deeds wins

Deeds fought Mcintyre after he was checked off the puck

@ 40:28 awaiting penalties

Deeds get major for fighting

So does MacIntyre

In addition Macintyre gets minor for illegal equipment Deeds gets roughing minor

Caps penalty Goldie - slashing @ 40:45

Goldie penalty was @ 41:05

Goldie returns

Puck out of play @ 43:37

Devils penalty @ 44:01 - Piggott - hooking


Puck out of play @45:02

Ice repairs once again

Puck out of play @45:25

Devils still on PK

Devils back to FS

Osaer covers puck @ 46:44

Will we complete game in under 2 hours I ask?

Deeds & MacIntyre return

Gametime 47:44

Deeds feeds MacKensie but he cannot connect

Holland save from Adams @ 50:21

Holland now saves from Davies @ 50:38

Puck out of play @ 50:53

Lets up the pace Devilsd you haven't got a game tomorrow

Capitals goal @52:15

Caps goal scored by Zemberge assists Benadik and #32


Faulkner @ 53:06

Unassisted goal

2nd assist on Caps goal went to Holecko

Puck out of play @ 54:03

Ger-Devils impressed by Faulkner once again

Holland goes close

Harding sorry

Gametime 56:03

Holland saves from Blight @ 57:04


Deeds the scorer


Assist Faulkner on Devils 4th goal scored by Deeds

Final minute

30 secs to go

Good performance by Holland in net for Caps

Final score DEVILS 4 Capitals 1

2 minutes short of 2 hours - it must be Saturday night and no game on Sunday

3 stars - Craig Holland: 2 stars Phil Osaer; 1 star Mac Faulkner

Big thank to my texters - Rachael, Sharlene, JohnWildthing, Ger-Devils and Spearsy

Join me next Tuesay as the Devils take on the Panthers in the City of Lace

Thats all from me (OJ) until the next game, Good night