Good day to all MNL viewers. Join me (Russky) from 6:30pm for build up and full text commentary of tonights clash between the Storm and the Devils from Altrincham.
Please feel free to send your predictions to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to post them during the build up pre-face off time. I will also be posting the latest scores from the other two games taking place this evening.
Until then I bid you all a good day.
Welcome Back! Its nearly time.
Its that moment the Devils fans have been waiting for! After 7 pre season games, The season starts - properly!!!
Going by the amount of predictions, you guys have been counting the months days hours and now minutes to the start of the Hockey Season.
so far Rob Batch goes for 6-2 Devils win, Pat goes for 3-1 to Devils,Mark in Caerphilly says 4-1 to Devils
Hazel in Southend has a 4-2 Devils win as does Neil Ford. Elliot says 5-2 to Devils Gaz G has it as 6-2 Devils win
and Brian Parker in Calgary has it as a Devils to win by 3 goals
Jason Manly reckons on 4-1 Devils win
KettDevil and Colin K are our texters this evening.
All apart from Culligan are warming up
Doucet was in the warm up
The officials tonight are Liam Sewell Paul Staniforth and Phil Sewell
Ben Maidment predicts a 6-3 Devils win
where as Matt Ingram has it as a 4-2 to the Devils
sorry Daniel Ingram with 4-2 and Matt goes for 6-3 to Devils
Warm up done and dusted
Laura and Rhys Jenkins predict it as 7-2 to Devils
KettDevil reports about 200 Devils fans in attendance.
Craig goes for a Devils OT win after 2-2 draw in regulation. Tom predicts 5-2 with Bordeleau to put his name on the score sheet
Devils are on the Ice for the Intros
To clarify that Liam Sewell is the Match Ref
Anthems now Sing it loud and Proud!!!
We are underway
Doucet fires over earlydoors
over the storm goal that is
Bordeleau on the line with Myers and Lord
No more predictions please.
Haddad battles to get a shot on goal
Bowns halts a Storm breakaway
Now Andrew Hotham goes close as Devils dominate early stages
Hope Devils can get some reward for their early advantage
Pacha sits out for 2 mins @ 3:59
Lets get that Power play moving!!!!
Bentivoglio goes close
Pacha pen was for tripping
Storm shg against run of play
Devils PP very scrappy
Bordeleau beats 3 players with some classy play
Storm goal scored by Dziurzynski assist Johnson
Devils not quite clicking yet
13:20 remaining in first
easy save for Bowns from Johnson
Devils pen Fournier2 minutes for hooking @10:33
KILL KILL KILL the Penalty
Brine goes close with a shorthanded effort
Josh Batch nails a Storm player with a peach of check
Devils are coughing up the puck too much
Devils are not seemingly firing on all cylinders.
they are trying to score the 'perfect' goal where as Storm are shooting on sight
Asselin and then Batch just fire the puck wide.
scrappy phase of play with passes going astray by both teams
3:28 left in the first
Bowns saves again
Storm Pen Harding 2 minutes for interference @ 16:53
Lets get that PP working
A Hotham tries 3 quick shots then gets flattened, no call from Sewell
guilty storm player was Valcak
That's a wrap on the first, Devils dominating but not quite clicking. The game becoming abit chippy towards the end of the first.
no goals yet in the other two games tonight: Panthers @ Braehead Giants @ Flyers
correction Braehead 1 Panthers 1
time for a cuppa methinks
The teams are back out for the 2nd Period
as are the officials
and we are underway again
Bordeleau lays a big hit early on
Fournier lets rip with a long distance slapshot
with Doucet sniffing around for any rebounds
Devils dominate possession but Storm stand firm.
Bordeleau introduces himself to Storm's Varley
Doucet denied after Devils breakaway
Devils still not firing
Storm pen 2 mins for Swindlehurst for holding @25:17
Lots of Devils pressure ended with Hotham firing wide
Haddad breaks his stick on a slapshot
Devils need to go back to basics and stop the razzle dazzle stuff.
Latest score Fife 1 Belfast 2
Fournier almost gifts Storm their second goal
with a bad pass
Haddad and Ulmer both have chances in quick succession
game time 29:15
scored by Ulmer @ 29:57
goal actually credited to Haddad with assists from Ulmer and A Hotham
game gone quiet for a moment
Doucet is troubling the Storm D and fires another shot at 34:14
Scramble in Devils D zone but puck cleared
Bentivoglio not happy about something.
it was more heated words than actual handbags
Mark Louis goes forward but leaves a massive gap in Devils D and Storm almost score.
Lordo and Nielsen exchanging words
Devils Pen 2 minutes for holding for Asselin
KILL KILL KILL the penalty
Storm PPG by M Bissonette
Now where have I heard that name before????
3 mins left of 2nd Period.
game gone quiet again at 37:54
Kettdevil reckons we need a plan B as Plan A is not clicking
and that's it for the 2nd period. Texter states that the Devils are playing sloppy hockey and need to get back to basics
and its rather frustrating watching it
Latest scores: Braehead 1 Panthers 2; Fife 1 Belfast 2
The Devils need a storming third period to turn this around.
Chris Stone confirmed to me that there he will be hosting MNL coverage of tomorrow nights game at the IAW between the Devils and the Braehead Clan. It may not be as detailed as tonights coverage due to the continued mobile reception problem at the IAW but it will be informative and interesting I am sure.
C'mon Devils!!!!! Lets have one of your Legendary third period performances!!!!
surely the teams must be ready for the 3rd by now?
yep the teams are back.
and we are off and skating in the third
Asselin with an early chance
Devils are passing the puck better so far.
Devils exerting a lot of pressure.
game time 43:28
Richardson has a good shot and general play is better.
storm pen too many men
Devils PP in action
Devils cant set up their approach play
good shot from Doucet @45:17
Devils fans getting praised on Storms twitter feed for loudly supporting their team
Haddad has a shot saved at 45:25
Doucet and Haddad have been stand out players tonight for Devils
Haddad shoots and Fournier pounces on the rebound
Additional assist to Ulmer.
game time 47:51
Bordeleau flattens two Storm players with one check, What a player
Lordo has two quick shots. Devils asserting their authority on the game
game time 50:23
Ulmer fires the puck just over the Storm's pipes
game has gone end to end. Chance after chance. game time 52:43
Storm are visibly tiring but dangerous on the counter attack
c'mon Devils keep at it
Louis has a searing slapshot but Storm NM was equal to it
just over 5mins left.
Bownsy saves a storm shot 4:03 left
Bisonette scores again for storm
C'mon Devils, crash the Storm net and score!!!
Asselin and Martin both have chances
last 2 mins
Devils peppering the Storm goal but none getting past the NM
Bownsy pulled for the extra skater.
Devils time out
41 secs left
Storm NM kicks net off moorings
Storm ENG @59:55
its a game to learn from.
Devils MOM Joey Haddad
Storm MOM Dziurzynski
Thanks to KettDevil and Colin K for their excellent text updates.
Be sure to join Chris tomorrow night as he hosts MNL coverage of Devils V Braehead at the IAW
Safe Journey home to all Devils fans and Nos Da Pawb