Match Night Live
Cardiff Devils 3 - 6 Nottingham Panthers

Welcome to MNL for the last league game of the season.

Tonight we welcome the League Champions the Nottingham Panthers to Cardiff Bay

After being beaten on penalties in Nottingham las Friday the Devils will be out for revenge and get ready for next weeks play off games.

Score predictions to before the 6pm face off

Getting reports that the game is a sell out, whether that includes standing tickets I do not know

Danette & Kevin Macrae go for a 4-3 victory for the Devils

Danette also passes on their thanks to all the texterrs who have contibuted to make MNL the success it is.

Warmup in progess

No Kwall tonight I am told

At least it will not be Michael Hicks as referee as he is in Sheffield - hes called 3 bench minors against Giants inopening 7 minutes

Norton & Kowalski sctratches for Panthers

Dan Green will start in net, Gospel is back up netminder

Warmup completed

No Beauregard for Panthers

It would appear according to Dominique it is a TOTAL SELL OUT

THe game report for Steelers V Giants now shows 4 Bench minors against Giants

If anyone out there can give me a definative explanation of how the Devils could play the Clan in the play off email me at

Correction Beauregard is icing

Chris S if you can please send me up to date viewing totals

The BBT is rocking this evening

Officials take to the ice

I must conentrate on the game not trying to get flights to Tenerife to get out of this freezer

After 1 period at Sheffield it is Steelers 1 GHiants 0

Panthers make an appearence

Dean Smith is referee

Welcome onto the ice your very own CARDIFF DEVILS

John , Trista & Phoebe call it 4-3 Devils


Dan Green starts in net as I said earlier

It will be interesting to know how many have purchased the web transmission

Chris Hart & Chris Jones icing for Devils

BBT + WEB + MNL = big number

Anthem time

Sully singing the anthem in Rhythm's jersey

Myers as usual skates away before end of Anthem

Off we go

Blight & Beauregard have words before puck is dropped

Macrae goes close

That last 4-3 prediction was from no less than John Lawless himself in Orilla

Green save

From Piggott

Panthers have adopted a defensive mode, only one up high

Scramble in front of Whitleys net

Its end to end just like Friday night

RED ARMY in fine voice

Whitley save @ 4:43

Myers almost puts it in his own net

Devils pushing hard for the opener

Great interpassing by Blight & Birbraer by Myers incepts final pass

Huge hit by Gimblett on Beckett

Huge save Whitley

From Beauregard that was

Panthers penalty @ 6:42 - Levers - holding

Beckett & Lepins breakaway foiled

Green saves from Davies @ 7:56

Panthers return to full strength (FS)

Devils wander offside

To eager to attack

Adams pressurising Fox

Green saves Birbraer shot @ 9:39

Whitley glove save from Clarke @ 10:17

Giants equalise at Sheffield now 1-1

Gametime 11:20

Panthers icing 18 skaters against Devils 15



Not Bleddyn JL Ben

Assists C Jones & K Smith @ 12:25

Big shot from Smith, Davies nets rebound

Panthers Goal

@ 14:50

Francis assist Lepine

Green cover after Richardson shot @ 15:29

Panthers icinf @ 15:17

K smith goes close

Devils penalty @ 15:58 - Gimblett - hooking


Whitley save

Whitley cover @ 16:47

One minute killed

Macrae breakaway denied

Devils return to FS

Macrae goes close again

Panthers penalty @ 18:44 - Ling

Ling tries to take on Devils bench for some reason

Ling gets a minor so does Gimblett for delay of game @ 18:44

Final minute

Devils offside @ 19:33

End of 1st period DEVILS 1 Panthers 1

Here's an interesting fact for you no import has scored for the Devils for 127:26 minutes

Steelers regain lead @ 37:17 now lead 2-1

Ice is ready

Officials are out

MNL will tonight pass last season total viewers with at least 2 more games to come

Both teams return to the ice

SoiG for 1st period DEVILS 11 Panthers 10

Waiting for ice to dry

2nd period starts

Panthers offside

Both teams back to fs

Gimblett goes close @ 21:16

Panthers penalty @ 21:16 - Beckett - hooking

Green disloges net as Blight goes close

Panthers return to FS

Wilson shoots wide

Adams goes close @ 25:00

Followed by Macrae

Panthers penalty - Beckett - hooking

@ 25:03

Come on U DEVILS give us a goal

Blight shoots slightly high

Panthers return to FS

Macrae shot deflected out @ 27:03

Whitley save @ 28:29

Shot from Ling that was


Or the original chant GO DEVILS GO

Panthers penalty - Lee @ 28:49 - holding stick

Lets have a PPG U DEVILS

Panthers breakaway foiled by a whistle from linesman - puck had gone out of play and bounced back in

Thats what I am told

Poor PP from Devils

Davies goes close

Panthers back to fs

Giants equalize now 2-2 after 44:29

Devils icing @ 31:58

Goal Panthers

Against run of play Panthers take the lead

Scored by Francis assists Ling 7 Wilson


Blight shot saved by Green @ 33:47

Whitley save @ 34:07

Whitley saves from Lepine

Macrae offside @ 35:35

Ling arguing with linesman

Panthers offside

Giants now winning 3-2

Devils penalty @ 37:41 - Blight - hooking



SHG by Birbraer


More like handbags really

Penalty for K Smith

@ 38:59

Adams not happy with that call

Birbraer assists Macrae & Richardson SHG @ 38:42

Panthers goal a ppg

Scorer Clarke

Final minute

Correction to Panthers 1st goal scorewr now given as Lachowicz

Assists for Fox & Ling on Panthers 3rd goal

Panthers penalty @ 39:44 Benedict - slashing

End of 2nd period DEVILS 2 Panthers 3

I am told Benedict got a 10 minute misconduct as well as his slashing minor

Don't know what happeened to scoreline but it is DEVILS 2 Panthers 3

I will keep an eye on it

4 minutes left in Sheffield and Giants winning 3-2

25 secs left in Sheffield still 3-2 to Giants

Final second at Sheffield still 3-2

Teams back on the ice

Mass brawl at Sheffield at end of game

Devils will play Clan in play offs irresprective of the result of this game

3rd underway

Panthers back to full strength

Whitley save @ 42:01

Trying to get confirmation thats its Devils v Clan in play off 1/4 finals

Harding shoots wide

Panthers goal

Myers scores Panthers 4th goal

Assists Weaver & Levers @ 43:35

No injuries now lads we cannot afford anymore

Davies & JOnes breakaway, whistled down for offside

Puck out of play @ 46:49

I an down to my bare mimumum of texters as they are busy working out costs for RED ARMY TRAVEL to lasgow for the away leg next Saturday

Blight shot saved @ 47:42

Ger-Devils told me the away game is next Saturday 30 March home leg on Sunday

Panthers goal @ 49:14 - Clarke

Assist Weaver

Joe Meyers replaces Chris Whitley in Devils net


@30:12 scored by Davies

Assists Jones & Adams

Panthers penalty @ 50:25 - Wilson - interference

Panthers clear zone

Lachowicz breakaway denied by Meyers

Panthers penalty @ 51:35 - Beckett - interference

Devils have 5 on 3


Blight to take it

Awful shot easy save

Still 5 on 3

Panthers back to 4 skaters

Come on U DEVILS we will have to beat these in the Final

Dr Piggott goes close

Panthers back to FS

Blight shoots wide

Gametime 55:00

Panthers Goal

Ling @ 56:10

Assist Francis

Final 2 minutes

Final minute

Final score DEVILS 3 Panthers 6

Thanks to our texter - sharleen, Rachael, Ger-Devils, JohnWildthing and Gerald - WELL DONE ALL OF YOU


2nd Star - TYSON MARSH

1st Star - BEN DAVIES

Thats all from me until next weekend when we take on the Braehead Clan to secure a place at the Championships Finals thereby maintaing our 100% record of getting to the Finals