Match Night Live
Cardiff Devils 4 - 3 Coventry Blaze

Welcome to MNL on a wet Thursday evening when the Coventry Blaze visit the BBT in Cardiff Bay

Score predictions as usual to

If the scorline says Devils 2 Blaze 4 refresh

I shall bring you teams news as soon as I have it from my texters at the BBT

Ther Batch family go for a 4-2 Devils win

Warmup done & dusted

DAnette Macrae predicts Devils will win by 2 goals

Jeff in Bridgend calls it 4-1 Devils

Huw J thinks the Devils will have a hot night and win by 4 clear goals

Blaze take to the ice

Devils now appear

Hicks is the referee

Ger-Devils has counted 8 Blaze fans

Banner spotted "EIHL Chav Goon Squad"

Intro time


Lynn a Blaze fan says Devils will win

Game starts

Birbraer, Faulkner & Blight start

End to end start for game

Hirsch save @ 2:00


Harding & Selby

Nothing major

Devils penalty @ 2:05 -Piggott - tripping

Both Harding & Selby got 5 minute majors for fighting

@ 2:01

Birbraer breakaway denied

Piggott penalky was @ 2:05

Devils return to full strength (FS)

Devils offside @ 4:16

Adams floors Chalmers

Chalmers limps off


Piggott hitting anything that moves

Fight involving Davies

@ 4:52

Davies not in a fight just glorified handbags

Devils penalties Davies (roughing) Batch (boarding): Leeb (hi sticks) all at 4:52

Venus was also called for roughing at the sametime

Hirsch catches a K Smith slapshot @ 5:48

Hirsch covers @ 6:46

Devils all over the Blaze

Batch & Davies return

Both teams now at FS

Harding & Selby return

Donna & Megan called it 3-2 Devils

Blaze penalty ' 8:56 - Domish - hooking

BA predicts a 5-3 win for the Red Army

Egener trying to pick a fight with Birbraer

Blaze penalty @ 9:03 - Egener - x-checking

JohnWildthing texts that its like a play off game


@ 10:04 scored by Blight - PPG

Assists Macrae & Faulkner

Puck out of play @ 11:32

Davies goes close



@ 12:04

Davies unassisted

Devils icing @ 12:15

JohnWildthing predicts MORE FIGHTS

That boy is on the ball (or is it Bow)

Carl if you are out there - have you had much rain today down west

Welsh Champion Hurdle at Ffos Las on Saturday

And the West Wales National

I bet you the reacing will be more exciting than Wales v Ireland

Domish fires wide

Trying to determine if Chris Whitley has made any saves yet

Immeadiate answer - huge save by Whitley @ 16:00

Devils offside @ 16:42

Another Whitley save @ 17:01

Richardson goes close

Gimblett impersonating Ian Cooper and planting himself in front of the Blaze net

Batch goes close

Devils offside @ 18:28

Blaze penalty @ 18:46 - Cowley - hooking

Final minute

End of 1st period DEVILS 2 Blaze 0

SoG for 1st period DEVILS 13 Blaze 9

Both teams back on the ice

2nd period starts


Gimblett unassisted @ 21:07

Faulkner goes close

Puck out of play @ 23:24

Macrae goes close as Devils look for their 4th goal

Devils penalty @ 24:14 - Macrae

Tripping the call


Whitley save @ 24:19

Blight breakaway denied

Devils clear zone with ease

30 sec of PK left

Hirsch save from Richardson@ 26:08

Devils return to FS

Hirsch covers @ 27:03

Devils are playing well

Egerner after Gimblett - who might easily respond

Nothing developing yet between the two of them - give it time

Batch goes close as he tips a shot from blueline

Follwed by a good effort from Adams

Devils icing @ 29:31

Selby wants to fight Piggott

All Devils at the moment

Gametime 31:04

Big save by Whitley @ 32:46 much appreciated by team mates

That was 31:46

Puck out of play @ 31:58

Hirsch save @ 32:21

Gimblett having his best game since joining Devils

Davies goes close

Gametime 34:30

Hirsch save @ 35:30

Hirsch glove save from Birbraer slapshot

Gametime 37:00

Hirsch denies Faulkner @ 37:34

Whitley save @ 38:37

Final Minute

Blaze Goal

Failure to clear rebounds gift goal to Blaze

Griffin, assistsCameron & B Leeb @ 39:10

Cameron having a go at game timekeeper

End of 2nd period DEVILS 3 Blaze 1

SoG for 2nd period DEVILS 15 Blaze 9 making it 28-18 after 2 periods

Both teams back on the ice

3rd period starts

Whitley save @ 41:05

Devils offside @ 41:17

Puck of of play

Blaze Goal

Blaze 2nd goal @ 42:58 scored by G Leeb assists Bayrack & B Leeb

Whitley save @ 43:28

Come on U DEVILS give us a goal - NOW

Nenrich not Bayrack got 1st assist

Macrae shot saved ' 44:18

Hirsch save @ 44:32

Whitley covers @ 45:39

Macrae breakaway, passes to Hill who hits pipe

Devils icing @ 47:23

Whitley covers @ 47:52

What has happenned to the Devils we had for the first 39 minutes of this game

Gametime 49:16

DEvils have retreated back into their own zone instead of taking the game to the Blaze

Blight shoots, hirsch saves @ 51:00

Blaze Goal

Time out Devils

Blaze 3rd goal @ 51:44 scored by G Leeb, assist Henrich & Egener

To loose a 3-0 lead for me indicates a lack of direction within the team. I will probably be flamed by that is down to coaching

Blaze icing @ 54:11

It would appear that the Devils might have woken up

Last 5 minutes

Sunday night game will be my last stint in the MNL box for a while as I am off to Tenerife

Devils icing 55:24

Gametime 55:44

4 minutes left

Blaze look the most likely to net the winner

Final 2 minutes

Gametime 58:10

Hirsch covers ' 58:53

Final minute

Egener hit on Birbraer should have drawn a penalty

End of regulation DEVILS 3 Blaze 3

O/T here we come

O/T starts

Gifting poin ts to Blaze will end up with Devils out of play offs

Hirsch covers ' 60:40

Macrae scorer WINNER

Henrich smashes his stick on plexi glass

Macrae winner @ 61:30 assist HILL

Final score DEVILS 4 Blaze 3

3rd Star GREG LEEB

2nd Star - BEN DAVIES


Big thanks to texters - Sharlene, Rachael, JohnWildthing & Ger-Devils

Thats all from me OJ - jpon me on Sunday when the Giants come to town

Good Night - NOS DA PAWB