Hello Hope you are having a good day. Please join me (Russky) from 6:30pm this evening for the Pre match build up, score updates from the other games going on tonight and Live Match text updates as our own beloved Cardiff Devils take on the Manchester Storm for the league match at the BBT this evening.
If you have any predictions or constructive comments please email them to Matchnightlive@gmail.com and I will do my best to include them in the MNL coverage this evening.
Until then I bid you all a relaxing day and look forward to hearing from you with your predictions from 6:30 onwards.
Welcome folks! to tonights coverage of your Cardiff Devils facing off against Manchester Storm. Good News as Chris Culligan ices for the Devils. Joey Martin is suspended for tonights game following the DOPS review.
Former Devil player Devin Didiomete signed for the Storm this week but he wont be icing as his international clearance hasnt come through yet
Thanks tonight to my texters Jon J, Gerald, Claire and Adrian who are providing me with updates.
An early prediction comes floodng in from Mark Gough who reckons the Devils will win by 2
Corwall Taffy in France predicts a 5-2 Devils win.
Kevin and Donna in Tenerife predicting a 5-1 Devils win
The other games tonight are Panthers V Giants; Fife V Endinburgh, Steelers V Dundee and Finally Braehead V Coventry
Awaiting news on identity of Officials.
Brent Walton is a scratch for the Devils!
its going to be a noisy night at the BBT as the crowd are in fine voice.
Lights out at BBT ahead of Intros
Minute silence as its Rememberance weekend!
Ref is Not Hicks but Hogarth
Hervato 2 minutes for boarding after 40s seconds
BAtch scores assist Hudson and Haddad
Bowns saves from Scarsella
Devils pressing forcing saves from Kalemba
Storm Icing at 6:50
Storm offiside @8:01
Bowns great Save again from Salazaar
Piggot pings the pipes of the Storm netminder
Storm Pen Davies 2 minutes for tripping @9:06
Correction it was the Netminder who was deemed to have tripped Storm's Matt davies serving penalty for him
Bowns saves from Caria with his legs.
Hotham shot saved by Kalemba
Bowns saves from Paton
Storm goal scored by Salazar
5 mins left in the first.
puck out of play in Devils end
Haddad goes close after being fed by Salters
Bowns covers puck
3:58 left in first
Phillips unwisely checks Haddad
Kurka now goes close having fashioned a chance from nothing
in Final minute of the first
Kurka goes close again after approach play by Cullen
thats the end of the Period 1-1
Latest scores: Braehead 1 Coventry 1; Panthers 0 Giants 0; Fife 0 Edinburgh 0; Steelers 2 Dundee 1
second period started now
Both Haddad and Hervato go close in quick succession
storms net falls off, that makes a change!!! its usually the Devils net!
morrisette now goes close
All devils at moment creating pressure on Storm D area
Hervato shoots high and wide
scramble in front of Storm net but still no goal
Bowns foils Storm breakaway with a fine save
puck out of play
Kurka shoots wide
8:08 gone in second period
Devils are pressing hard but to no avail
Devils Pen Haddad 2 minutes for holding
11:22 gone in second
Storm offside again
Bownsy saves again
Storm pushing Devils wide all the time
Culligan getting game fitness back
Lord goes as close as you can without actually scoring
Doucet goes close
followed by some handbags
Storm Pen 2 minutes for boarding #43
Hervato high sticked and cut
Sisca 2 + 2 for high sticks
Devils 5 on 3
Awaiting goal details
Lord scored Storm back to full Strength
Lord assisted by haddad and Culligan
Devils goal by Kurka waived off as goal was displaced
17:07 gone in second
GGGGGGGOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLL Lord scores again
assisted by Hotham and Morrisette @ 38:08
FIGHT Devils Jones and Storm's Bizinzky
Storm players losing discipline
Storm Pen Phillips 2 minutes for iilegal equipmemt
Doucet from Morrisette and Kurka
and thats the end of the 2nd Period!!! 4-1
Latest scores: Braehead 5 Coventry 0; Fife 5 Edinburgh 2; Nottingham 2 Belfast 3 and finally Sheffield 3 Dundee 2
Wow what a period that was!!!!! In the midst of the texts I was getting I may have overlooked a Hotham penalty for 2 minutes
cant be long to start of third period
3rd underway!!! and batch intercepts a storm goalbound effort
Marsh sends Scarsella into next week
with a big hit
Marsh shoots wide! well he is a D man usually!
and again close with another effort from Marsh
Storm getting Mesmerised by Kurka
Storm score from Davies at 44:52
Correction scored by Scarsella assists Philips and Davies
Salazar2 minutes for hooking
Devils Pen Haddad 2 minutes for tripping
@ 6:42 game time 46:42
Omar Pacha shoots wide
Storm back to FS
i think Storm on PP
Devils now FS
Devils major Pen for Hendrikx
confirmed Hendrikx 5+game for Boarding
game now resumed after clearing blood from ice
Hotham pen 2 mins not sure what for though! looking at the ref in a funny way, my texters are saying
Devils clear a near miss
puck slides along bownsy's goal line but stays out
no goal given as puck goes in and back out again
Devils killing a 5 on 3
BBT is rocking
and a riot of noise
Hothams pen killed but still 1:55 left on Hendrikx 5 min
Storm Pen 2 mins tripping for Toulmin
Storm call time out
Hotham not Toulmin called for Tripping! Strange calls by Hogarth
Penalties successfully killed Devils back to FS
3 mins left of regulation time
BBT in full voice carrying the Devils home
ole ole ole Devils ringing out around the BBT
sounds like a great atmosphere
final 2 mins
Bownsy Saves again
Storm nettie pulled
Pacha interceps Kurka's ENG attempt
We're gonna win rings out around the BBT
ENG by Salters @ 59:29
Game over Devils WIN!!!!! Wooooo hoooooo
Storm MOM Zac Kalemba
Devils MOM Andrew Lord
Thanks to my great texters tonight Jon J Gerald and Claire you all did a great job.
Join me (Russky) again tomorrow from 4:30pm as the Devils travel to Coventry for the 5:15 Face off and the final game of their Challenge Cup Group
Until then I wish you all a goodnight!!
Nos Da Pawb as OJ would say!
Almost forgot the Final scores in the other games: Braehead 6 Coventry 0; Fife 8 Edinburgh 3; Nottingham 4 Belfast 3 and Finally Sheffield 4 Dundee 2
Thank you for joining us for the coverage tonight