Match Night Live
Belfast Giants 5 - 2 Cardiff Devils

WELCOME - CROESO to MNL as the DEVILS travel to Belfast for their 3rd game against the Giants in five days

A DEVILS win is called for that would ensure that the League title battle will go to the final weekend of the season.

Score predictions/comments/prayers to

Hopefully we will find additional texters for tonights game

KettDevil has made the trip to Belfast and Giants fan David Mercer will also be updating us

If you have travelled to Belfast and can help us out please text the MNL number 07527 625206

If you are watching the Giants TV webcast your comments/updates are also welcomed

Join me (OJ) from around 6:30 for MNL much acclaimed service

Waiting for KettDevil to report in with team news

Tom Darnell is the referee

Tom Darnell is the referee

Russky doesnt care how it comes about just bag 2 points

Allen W says Devils will win 4-2

Rob Batch eternal optimist goes for a 4-0 win for Devils

Made contact with KettDevil & David M

I am surprised we have Swedish officials for the game in Manchester on Saturday as they will not be accustomed with the type of game played in the EIHL

Thankfully the Storm have got nothing to play for

I hope everything goes OK tonight withlimited texters

Warmup is done

Trying to get team news

Thanks Nicky H nice double 11/1 & 11/2 a 78/1 double at Cheltenham

And Niget T-D of course

Quiet on prediction front

Do you know in 18 days 2015/16 season is history

I hate it when its this quiet

KettDevil has spotted THREE DEvils fans

Lets hope they have big lungs

SSE Arena half full

It would be amiss of me not to thank KettDevil on behalf of all MNL followers - throughout the season he has ventured to away games that not many if any RED ARMY members have travelled to.


Now get me team news - who is a scratch for DEVILS

It would appear that there is some delay to FO as team only now start to appear

Is there a time difference between Cardiff and Belfast

Margaret tells me Leigh Salters is not playing

Lets hope everyone else is

Puck dropped

Joey Haddad Chris Culligan Zach Hervato start

Joey Martin & Chris Culligan both icing

Strong start by Giants

No Benedict, Derrick Walser or Craig Peacock for Giants

Jake Morissette have first chance of game @ 1:56

Effective forecheck by Joey Haddad

Johan Ejdepalm is another scratch for Giants - injured

Cagey start but Devils getting plenty of time in Giants zone

Gametime 4:22

Ben Bowns covers from a rare Giants attack

Gametime 5:11

Devils penalty Matt Nickerson 2 minutes for high sticks @ 5:45

Correction it was elbowing

Gleason Fournier coughs up puck as gives Giants a chance @ 6:28

Handbags near Devils net

Poor PP by Devils

Joey Haddad has shot saved @ 7:39

Giants Full Strength

Phil E thinks Devils will win 3-2

Its all Devils so far

A bit of Giants pressure @ 9:46

Carl Hudson tries to squezze puck home from a tight angle @10:30

KettDevil says its low key so far

Andrew Hotham fires a shot @ 11:52

Come on U DEVILS give yes a GOAL - please

The tension is getting to me already

Trevor Hendrikx getting booed by Giants faithfull

Water off a ducks back

Devils on top but nothing to show for it

Against run of play Giants goal @13:51

Devils penalty Chris Culligan 2 minutes for cross-checking @ 13:59


Kris Beech also gets a penalty 2 minutes for holding

Devils goal scored by Rutherford assists Radja & James Desmarais

Devils penalty Guillaume Doucet @ 15:21

2 minutes for holding


5 on 4 for Giants for 1:05


Devils Full strength

Plenty of shots on Ben Bowns but they are long range

Gleason Fournier tries his luck @ 19:16

Patience Devils it will come

End of 1st period Giants 1 DEVILS 0

KettDevil says Devils on top but not tranferring that into shots and goals

Teams back on ice

Panthers 0 Blaze 0 after 11 minutes

2nd period underway

Scramble around Devils net, Devils clear zone

Jake Morissette misses for 2/3 feet

Chris Higgins misses a great chance @ 23:42



@ 24:14

Joey Martin scores his 30th of the season whilst on his knees

Assists Andrew Lord & Tomas Kurka

KettDevil says we needed that


Giants Goal @ 26:21

Why do we always concede a goal after scoring

Scored by Radja, assists Rutherford & Desmarais

Jake Morissette blocks a cannonball shot @ 28:38

Ben Bowns saves from James Desmarais @ 29:26

SoG for 1st period Giants 9 DEVILS 8

Gametime 30:28

Ben Bowns needs to be on his A game as Giants have upped their game this period

Stephen Murphy save

Gametime 31:04 and another great save by Stephen Murphy

Giants penalty James Desmarais 2 minutes for slashing @ 31:17

Come on U DEVILS lets have a PPG

Still 0-0 at Nottingham after 1st period

Devils penalty Ryan Russell 2 minutes for high sticks @ 32:23

Giants Goal a PPG

@ 32:32

Mike Forney scored assist Mike Wilson

KettDevil says Devils look flat

Ben Bowns save @ 34:42

not happenning for Devils at the moment

Devils penalty Kris Beech 2 minutes for slashing @ 35:43


That last penalty might have been for holding

Belfast FS

Devils penalty Carl Hudson 2 minutes for hooking @ 38:11

Devils look more dangerous SH than on PP

End of 2nd Giants 3 DEVILS 1

KettDevil says - We need a spark everything feels flat at the moment

SoG for 2nd period Giants 12 DEVILS 5 making it 21-13 after 2 periods

Waiting for teams to reappear

Come U DEVILS you can do it - big effort this period

Officials back on the ice

Panthers 2 Blaze 0 after 28 minutes

Team back on ice

Puck drops for 3rd period

Jake Morissette shoots just too high

Devils go looking for those goals

Gametime 40:55

Tomas Kurka tries his luck @ 41:24

Devils are certainly battling but Giants D standing firm

Gametime 43:07

Carl Hudson has shot blocked @ 44:32

Its all DEVILS at the moment

Come on U DEVILS give us a goal - PLEASE

Good work by Joey Martin & Tomas Kurka almosr paid off

Trevor Hendrikx hasnt iced this period after a big hit in 2nd

Ryan Russell weaves towards goal, saved by Stephen Murphy @ 46:24

Devils are throwing the kitchen sink at them


Joey Martin inches wide

Great save Stephen Murphy @ 49:02 from Chris Jones

Stephen Murphy having a stormer

Devils dominating but NO GOALS

Come U DEVILS please give a hope and some hope

Get that next goal U DEVILS and we can win this game

Devils penalty Gleason Fournier 2 minutes for interference @ 51:50


Panther 2 Blaze 0 after 2 periods

Goal Giants @ 53:47


Its looks as we have to hope that Panthers win in Sheffield on saturday

Mike Wilson scored assist Mitch Ganzak

Darryl Lloyd 2 minutes for boarding @ 54:20

Ben Bowns pulled

Its all or nothing now

So much pressure from Devils and nothing to show for it


Joey Martin @ 55:35

Assist Andrew Hotham

Joeys 31st of the season

Joey Martin has been superb tonight

Ben Bowns still pulled

Giants hit post

Giants penalty Matt Nickerson @ 57:31

Time Out Devils

Game restarts

Giants Goal

@ 57:57

Scored by Adam Keefe

Assist Jim Vandermeer

31 secs left

Final score Giants 5 DEVILS 2

Our thanks to Giants fan David Mercer and our very own KettDevil


Giants MoM - Matt Nickerson

Join us on Saturday when the Devils taking on the Storm up north

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