Good Morning all. Well the Winter Classic is done and dusted for another year, unfortunately the Bruins failed to turn up and the Habs effectively skated all over them. Join me (Russky) for the usual pre game fun and shenanigans at 6:30pm as the Dundee Stars come to town.
Please send your predictions and comments to Matchnightlive@gmail.com. Until i resume coverage from 6:30pm I bid you all a good day, whatever you may be doing to kill the intervening time.
Evening all, online a bit earlier than expected. I have it on good authority that whilst there is no organised fan bus travelling down from Dundee one or two devoted fans are making their own way to the BBT.
I have been trying to find out from the Elite League website who is due to referee tonights game at the BBT with little success. if anyone has any clues as to who is wearing the orange armbands tonight please email it to Matchnightlive@gmail.com
I would also like to welcome any Dundee fans unable to make the pilgrimage to the BBT, who are tuning into this coverage of tonights game. I will endeavour to remain politely objective but I cant guarantee it!
Awaiting the news of the safe arrival at the BBT of the on duty texters Adrian and Claire.
The first two predictions have arrived in the gmail box from Pat who predicts winning margin of two goals and Matthew Moore, who forecasts a more emphatic 7-2 win
both for the Devils. Simon Dooley reckons on a 6-2 Devils win.
Cardiff City fans are hard to please, they win 1-0 despite an 'awful display cardiff city put on this afternoon'. He should be thankful he is not a Liverpool supporter!!!
The warm up is drawing to a close.
Rob Batch is confident in forecasting a 4-0 Devils victory
Fife and Braehead have faced off in Kirkcaldy.
Hazel from Southend wishes all Devils supporters a Happy New Year, along with a 6-3 Devils win.
Braehead are quick out of the Blocks with two quick goals in the opening period. Other games tonight see Belfast entertain Coventry; Nottingham home to Edinburgh;Manchester travel to Sheffeld.
must be close to the Anthems now. Texters now reported in.
Referee is Mike Hicks tonight
Dundee on the ice for the intros
as are the Devils
Fife and Braehead now tied at 2-2
Early shot from Dundee but saved by Bowns
Devils Pen Hudson 2 minutes for slashing at 0:22
Matt Rose and James Kavanagh are the Linos
Starts building early pressure
Bownsy saves again.
Haddad goes close
Stars go close on counter attack
texter reports Devils look disjointed
Kurka shooots straight at Dundee Net minder
Bowns glove saves a shot from Mitchell
Face off in the Devils zone
Bownsy saves again.
Scramble in front of Stars goal
The BBT crowd trying to rouse the Devils
Richie Shot saved by Lakosil
Stars Pen McClusky 2 minutes for holding
Stars clear their own zone twice in quick succession
10:51 remains in 1st
Chris Jones clears Devils goal zone.
Stars Icing again
Stars shot deflected away from goal
Plumpton feels the force of a Hendrikx hit
Stars shoot over Bowns net
Stars try wrap around effort leading to a scramble which is then cleared
Wetmore and Hotham have words
but no gloves dropped
Morrisette effort blocked
2 stars players collide leaving one injured on the ice
Hotham and Wetmore are warming up for some handbags
Salters floors Lidhammer
Devils seem to have woken up
Lust tries to hit Hervato but misses
final minute in the period
Bownsy saves. Game getting a little feisty now.
thats the end of the the first just in the nick of time
texter reports that the Devils need to improve their passing and up their game some.
Two more Predictions: The Gaming Hazard reckons on a 5-2 Devils win
Where as Graham Clark foresees a 3-1 Devils win.
SOGs 12 on Lakosil 9 on Bowns
Latest Scores: Belfast 2 Coventry 0; Fife 4 Braehead 2; Nottingham 1 Edinburgh 0; Sheffield 1 Manchester 1
Karl Hocking, a Devils fan unfortunate enough to be in Sheffield reports that the game against Manchester is very even and that the Storm are playing well!
his son must be have had a juniors match earlier this afternoon.
Teams out for the second period
puck drops at start of 2nd
Bowns saves early doors
Face off in the Stars zone
Kurka off ice receiving medical attention
just a patch up i guess as he is back on his shift
Kurka shoots but deflected and Stars net minder covers.
Bownsy makes another glove save.
Hendrikx lays a hit on Leinweber
Haddad clears away from his own goal line.
another Face off in the Stars zone
Stars Pen McClusky 2 minutes for hooking
Devils PP unit need to click
Stars clear the puck away
Lord with a backhanded shots
Devils keep losing possesion of the puck
Bownsy Saves again
Devils passing is poor according to my texters
Haddad shot is saved by Lakosil
now Hendrikx having a shot
Haddad tries a wraparound
Batch and Fury exchange shoves
Bownsy makes a great save
Another save from Bownsy
icing leading to a Face off in the Devils zone
Bowns saves from Dougie Clarkson
assisted by Martin at 32:54
a 5 hole goal
Lakosil save denies another goal
scored by Dickenson assisted by Leinweber
caused by loose play from Devils leading to a turnover
Stars pen Plumpton 2 minutes for tripping
last two mins of 2nd
Hotham shoots but its saved
then Clarkson clears the D zone
thats the end of the 2nd period
Latest scores: Belfast 4 Coventry 2; Fife 4 Braehead 2; Nottingham 4 Edinburgh 1; Sheffield 2 Manchester 1
second period SOGs 11 on Lakosill; 13 on Bowns
making the Devils 1 shot ahead out of 45
just time for a cuppa methinks.
I wasnt expecting the game to be this close but hey ho.
It seems that Fife have beaten Braehead.
Dundee and Devils are back on the ice.
Devils pen Joey Martin 2 minutes for interference
Stars shot wide of Bownsy's goal
Devils pen Hendrikx2 minutes for slashing
Lakosil saves a Hotham Breakaway
Devils were killing a 5 on 3 , now just on 1 man pK
Richie's shot is saved
end to end hockey as its Bownsy's turn to save the Devils
culligan down on the ice.
Devils back to FS
Mark smith stops a clarkson raid
Stars shot deflected over plexi, Face off in the Devils zone
Bownsy saves in his own crease.
Chris Jones hesitated at a crucial time in front of goal
Time out called by the Devils
Stars Pen @49:03
Mitchell 2 minutes for tripping
Stars clear their D zone
10 mins left in game
c'mon you Devils
Clarkson outmuscles Kurka
Lakosil ssaves a Devils shot.
Stars back FS
Stars scramble in fromt of net
Devils passing is still poor
Huge hit by Haddad
Linos get in the way of a devils attack
Stars back to FS
Devils scramble puck clear.
Martin shot saved
Dolan shoots into the side netting.
Morrisette try to get a devils attack started
Still end to end hockey
at a frantic pace
Martin shoots wide
Stars Pen Chaumont delay of game
mo loses the puck
puck out of play
39 secs remaining
into overtime we go
Devils start OT on a powerplay
Stars back to FS
Doucet with a chance and gets robbed
stars play keep puck
end to end
stars pen Lust
Devils 4 on 3
2:05 left of OT
Hooking the call on the Stars pen
martin shot saved again
stars clear their zone
devils keep losing possession
final min of OT
end of OT
Pen shoot out
dundee shot saved
Leinweber scores shot
chaumomt hits the post.
Doucet s shot saved
Stars win shootout!
well at least we get a point
Thanx to my texters tonight Claire and Adrian who did a great job
Stars MOM Lakosil
Devils MOM. Martin
Join OJ tomorrow night for the game coverage as the Devils travel to Braehead
Goodnight all Nos da Pawb