Match Night Live
Cardiff Devils 5 - 2 Nottingham Panthers

Welcome to MNL as the Devils take on the Panthers at the BBT.

Join me (OJ) from around 5pm for this long awaited pre Christmas battle

Score predictions plus any other comments to

Mark G goes for a Devils win by 2 goals

It will be interesting if the SOLD OUT sign will go up at the BBT tonight

In the middle of a roll call with my merry band of texters

Speedy recovery for Sharlene after he car accident - whiplas I believe

Adam T not on duty as he is traveling back from Finland

Jon J, Nigel, Gerald and Rachael have reported for duty

Brian Parker calls it Devils by 2 goals as the team are firing on all cylinders - long may it continue

It will be nice to hear from any family members of the current Devils or any past Devils following us on MNL

I am sure the Mychan Clan will be onboard shortly

It will be interesting to see how many skaters the Panthers have tonight as thety had only 14 at home last night.

Mattias Modig was pulled after Flyers 5th goal @ 3&:14 to be replaced by Dan Green who kept a cleansheet

Ice ready awaiting players for warmup

Pat says 4-1 to Devils

Lets bag these 2 points and enjoy Christmas

Then go to war at Coventry on Boxing Day

Warmup in progress

Devils fans forced to buy seats in away block as every other seat is sold

Warmup done

Where are all the predictions tonight, the shops are closed

Rich & Jo across the water in Weston go for a 4-2 win for the Devils

The Mychan family predict a Devils win by a single goal

Mychan family wishing us a Merry Christmas from the Winter Wonderland of SK

Temme brothers en-route from Finland via Gatwick go for a 6-2 victory for the RED ARMY

Sue J as normal in convinced Devils will win by 2 goals

Panthers on the ice

Lights dimmed

Welcome onto the ice your very own CARDIFF DEVILS

DCP calls it 4-2 Devils

4-2 seems a popular scoreline tonight

Into time


Paul Sullivan singing the anthem

Stephen B also goes for 4-2

Hogarth & THompson are the refs

Puck dropped

Clarkson, Haddad, Myers, Batch & Hendrikx start

Couple of early saves by Modig

BBT is very very nouisy

Gametime 1:45

Is anyone having trouble with webast as I am having messages

Ben Bowns saves from Brandon Benedict

Modig saves

Gametime 4:44

We missed a Clarkson penalty @ 3:24

Poor Panthers pp

Puck out of play Face off in the Devils zone

Devils back to full strength

Doug Clarkson penalty was 2 minutes for slashing

7 minutes gone its very fast and open

Panthers only have 13 skaters

Ben Bowns save

Frantic hockey so far with no shape

@ 7:54 Doug Clarkson 2 minutes for tripping


Glove save Mattias Modig

Jake Morissette SH chance

Devils forechecking disrupting Panthers

Evan Mosey shot saved by Ben Bowns

Ben Bowns save @ 8;57

Devils FS

Wild & Lawrence combine but Ben Bowns saves

Gametime 11:03

Ben Bowns save @ 11:14

Steven Lee is the player missing tonight who played last night

Gametime 13:03

Lots of Devils pressure and Panthers net comes off its moorings


Chris Culligan the scorer - his 5th of the season

@ 13:15

Assists Brent Walton & Jesse Mychan

Carl Hudson called for offside when he clearly wasnt

It would appear that webcast is not working

Gametime 15:35

Face off in the Devils zone

Webcast is nothing to do with The Inferno/MNL we are totally independent

Puck out of play @ 17:19

Ben Bowns covers @ 17:40


17;40 scored by Andrew Hotham (his 12th)

Assists Joey Haddad & Chris Jones

Final minute

End of 1st period DEVILS 2 Panthers 0

Jon J says poor period by Panthers

Wonders will never cease to amaze me - WESTGARTH has scored for Giants

No it wasn't in warmup

Laura Mychan tells me webcast is working fine if users refresh and re-enter code

Matthew Myers went off injured hence Chris Jones on that line with Joey Haddad & Doug Clarkson

SoG for 1st period DEVILS 8 Panthers 13

Webcast twitter CardiffDevilsTV has tweeted out a link to a separate page - and its working there

As a fan said GOOD OLD MNL

teams back on ice

2nd period starts

Crowd given as 2,246

Chris Culligan shoots high

Modig gloves puck That is the link if you dont have twitter

Tonights game is officially a sell out

Largest crowd for 10 years

Its all Devils at the moment


Jake Morissette scored Devils 3rd and his 13th of the season

Assists Joey Martin & Andrew Lord @ 23:17

Ben Bowns glove save @ 24:48

Gametime 25:50

Panthers look shellshocked

Puck out of play Face off in the Panthers zone

Modig covers

@ 26:55

Shots are raining in on Modig from all directions

Ben Bowns glove save @ 28:02

Modig covers yet again

It makes you wonder that Modig was not lifted last night but he skated off in disgust

modig saves from a Chris Jones backhand

Cardiff penalty Doug Clarkson @ 29:04 2 minutes for slashing

Thompson doesnt like Dougie


Jon says maybe this Panthers pp will be better - we hope not

Modig having help with his pads

Game re-starts

Panthers Goal

@ 29:59 a PPG

Player unmarked at far post scores

Graham assists Higgins & Wild

Come on U DEVILS lets up the pace and get one back

Panthers Bruce Graham 2 minutes for interference @ 31:17

Ben Bowns save from Robert Lachowicz

Panthers penalty gives Devils 5 on 3 for 28 secs

Devils time out

Robert Lachowicz 2 minutes for high sticks @ 33:20

Game restarts

Panthers back to 4 skaters

Andrew Hotham goes close

Glove save Modig

1:09 of pp left

Devils failed to get a SoG during the 5 on 3

Panthers FS

Gametime 35:30

Panthers score

@ 35:33 Cody Wild the scorer

assists Robert Lachowicz & Chris Lawrence

Come on U DEVILS these lapses will not do

Devils penalty Doug Clarkson 2 minutes for interference @ 38:17

A harsh call yet again on Doug Clarkson he just finished his hit


Panthers Bruce Graham 2 minutes for holding the stick

@ 38:43

final minute

Tyson Marsh shoots wide

One minute of Devils penalty killed

Devils penalty Tyson Marsh 2 minutes for cross-checking

@ 39:42

Feisty in sinbin

End of 2nd period DEVILS 3 Panthers 2

Devils start 3rd period with 3 on 4 for 17 secs and after 43 secs Panthers will have 59secs of PP

Devils lose that period when they should have made the game safe

What we need again is one of those classic Devils 3rd periods

Not a single major penalty in the five games - so far

Its now incredible KEVIN WESTGARTH has scored a hattrick against Capitals

Teams back on ice


SoG for 2nd period DEVILS 16 Panthers 11 making it 24-24 after 2

3rd period starts

Doug Clarkson back now 4 on 4

Panthers FS


Devils FS

Handbags @ 42:20

Joey Martin & Chris Higgins penalised

Higgins was 2 minutes for slashing Jesse was 2 minutes for BEING slashed

Referee Hogarth having a nightmare

Panthers penalty 2 minutes for tripping @ 43:46 Bruce Graham

Devils go on PP

Panthers clear zone

Modig covers

Devils seem to have upped their game although PP not clicking

devils hit poat as Panthers FS

Clarkson was the shooter

Now its the turn of the Panthers to hit post

Panthers penalty Mike Berube 2 minutes for roughing @ 47:59



Brent Walton scores

Assist Carl Hudson a PPG @ 48:53

Devils penalty Trevor Hendrikx 2 minutes for slashing @ 49:44


Ben Bowns covers

1 minute killed

Devils FS

Chris Culligan creditred with assist on Devils 4th goal not Hudson

Ben Bowns covers @ 52:23

Time out Panthers

Game restarts


Will these refs react to a bit of handbags

Yes they do Joey Haddad sits 2 minutes for interference @ 52:47


Why no Panthers penaty a mystery

1 minute killed

Blatant too many men by Panthers ignored

Nigel says they had 9 on the ice

Devils FS

Gametime 55:10

Trevor Hendrikx massive hit on Boxill

Trevor Hendrikx has been a DESTROYER tonight

Modig kicks away Brent Walton shot

Great effort by Chris Jones

gametime 57:22

Its all Devils as we enter final 2 minutes

Modig pulled

Final minute

Ben Bowns save


Devils icing Face off in the Devils zone

@ 59:10


ENG by Captain Tyson Marsh

@ 59:20

Unassisted Tyson did it all on his own

A bit of dirty play from Panthers to finish game

Chris Lawrence ejected

@ 59:46

A bit of a brawl

Trevor Hendrikx Ejected also greeted by big cheers

Chris Lawrence threw punches at players down on the ice

It will be an interesting call

Long delay as you would expect

There is only 14 secs on clock

Panthers lost their temper especially Chris Lawrence - Hendricks went to the assistance on Devils player on the ice being punched by Lawrence

Penalties for Lawrence, Hendrikx and Batch

Devils on PK

Final score DEVILS 5 Panthers 2

Josh Batch 5 minutes for fighting

Lawrence 5 minutes for fighting

Hendrikx 5 minutes + Game for elbowing

Panthers MoM - Cody Wild


I would settle for a 10-2 weekend any day

Our thanks to Rachael, Gerald, Jon J and Nigel for their excellent coverage

Join us on Boxing Day when the Devils travel to Coventry.

A MERRY CHRISTMAS - NADOLIG LLAWN to all our followers on MNL - have a good one