Good Afternoon Hockey fans. Join me(Russky) from 7.OOpm for live text commentary on this evenings game, the first period if you like, of this weekend triple header weekend.
Dont forget to send your predictions and comments to matchnightlive.com and I will do my best to include them at some point during the coverage.
Until then I hope you enjoy your friday afternoon/evening.
Colin, Kettdevil and Gerald have reported in as arrived at the Murrayfield Ice Arena
They are our assembled texters for tonight.
The warm up is underway. Both Scott Hotham and Asselin are there and involved.
Our first prediction comes from a very confident Rob Batch who goes for a 4-2 Devils win
Its the only game on tonight so no scores from elsewhere tonight.
just a heads up, OJ is in the hosting hot seat tomorrow for the Dundee game and I am back on sunday to cover the Fife V Devils game.
The warm up has now finished.
Tonights ref is scheduled to be Neil Wilson, with Ward and Flockhart as the Linos
Colin reports a 150+ throng of the Red Army present.
Scott Hotham still out tonights game but all of the roster present.
KettDevil states the Caps Rink PA is inaudible
Another prediction trickles in , Richard Tarr predicts a 6-2 all the way from sunny Weston Super Mare
Drew in Warrington predicts a 4-2 Devils win
Devils take to the ice
Red army chanting We got more fans than you, other than the RED ARMY, a sparce crowd in tonight
Anthem time. Sing Loud and Proud
Caps are looking short benched. 5 on the ice and 10 on the bench + back up NM
1st line out morrisette Martin and Doucet
2nd line Lordo Ulmer and Bentivoglio
3rd line Jones Bordeleau and Myers
then Brine Haddad and Asselin
Devils started well
Myers gets away an early shot but saved
Devils pen ASsselin 2 minutes for delay of game
Asselin I meant
Comfortable PK so far
Asselin hooked as he came out of box to prevent breakaway no call by ref
Haddad shoots wide
Lous shoots after a beauty of a drop pass
from Lordo at 6:32
both teams even strength but it feels like a devils pp as they are pressing so much
All Devils at the moment
Brine goes close, Deveils exerting lots of pressure.
Devils I meant !!!!
Devils laying siege to the Caps goal
Game time 10:51
Louis shoots and pings the post
Asselin running the show like Tom Brady!!!
NE Patriots Quarterback for those who don't know
Caps briefly break out. KettDevil says Fyodorov for the Caps looks a class player
Doucet fires one over the net
under 6 mins remaining of period
Fournier shooting on sight of the Caps goal as are most of the Devils players to be fair
lights gone out in the seating area, anyone got 50p for the meter?
Brine shoots at 25:38
that was meant to be 15:38
Devils on PP
Lots of shots on PP but alas none going in.
the caps pen was 2 minutes for interference by caps by Dorazio
The Caps is looking overworked but u have to admire their effort.
Ulmer misses a great opportunity
Asselin hits a Caps player into next week
Haddad hauled down when shooting, no Penalty shot though
and that's a wrap on the first period, only thing missing was a goal!
No SOGs stats yet.
Gerald reckons the game is pretty even so far, both teams are getting turnovers and breakaways. Devils have had the better scoring chances but Caps are fast up the ice. Hopefully the short shifting 4 lines of the Devils will soon wear out the 3 line Caps
SOGS Devils 13 Caps 7
Devils will start 2nd period on PP as Dobron was called for tripping at 19:59
cant be long before the teams are back out
The Devils are back on the ice
and we are underway in the second
PPG by Mark Richardoson at 20:45
awaiting confirmation on the assists
2nd assist was thought to be Martin, Texter couldn't hear the first assist details
Myers goes close
1st assist given to Morrisette
socred by Haddad
scored by Doucet @ 23:46
assist to Assselin on 2nd goal scored at 23:10
ASSIST ON Doucets goal goes to Martin
game slowed up enough for KettDevil to get his breath back
Brine gets an additional assist on Devils 2nd goal
Brine goes close again
game time 27:30
Great hockey from the Devils as Hotham A goes close
Louus shoots and a very brave Caps player takes a puck to the body
Louis that is
Bordeleau getting in on the shoot on sight of goal
game time 30:07
end to end hockey as the game has really opened up
A Hotham shoots straight at the Caps NM
Horham is shooting on sight of Fullerton in the Caps goal
Sorry folks my typing is atrocious tonight
Fournier hits the post and the puck then hits the cross bar off the one shot
Bownsy is responding well when called into action.
Devils pen Myers 2 minutes for interference 34:26
Lordo goes close with a shorthanded chance at 35:00
Morrisette blocks a Caps shot ar 35:56
another Devils PP as Wilgosh got 2 minutes for 2 minutes for slashing
witn 2:27 left in period
Hotham has a great chance on the powerplay
Doucet just misses with a chance. Devils firmly in control of the game
under a minute left.
of this period
Bentivoglio misses a chance just before the buzzer
Great period for the Devils
and that's it for the 2nd period.
Awaiting confirmation of the SOGs
Gerakd says 3 quick Devils goals haven't rattled the Capx. Still taking chances but Bowns stopping everything. Most of the play has been in the Caps end with devils dominating play. Lord and Marting appear to be resting but both out for PK. Caps returned to take a shift after receiving the puck where no male player wants to get hit
Correction to scorer of Second goal: Culligan scored assisted by Brine and Asselin at 23:10
2ne period SOGs Devils 15 Caps 7
Teams back out for the 3rd
and we are off in the the 3rd
Myers sets up Lordo but he cant get a shot away
Bentivoglio not Myers
Devils so quick to get back in position when Caps break
Bentivoglio blocked on a breakaway but no call by Wilson
game time 45:00
Devils pen Louis2 minutes for cross-checking @ 46:12
Kill Devils Kill
Bownsy will be gutted giving that on up.
HaddaD feeds Asselin but loses the puck at wrong time
Ulmer gets a stick to a shot but its saved
game is very lively Caps have woken up again. Hotham throuwing his weight around
Caps goal scored by Dorazio
game tiem $9:30
49:30 that should be
Piggot putting in a few good checks too
Caps are trying to get back into the game
a little under 8 minutes left now
Caps exerting a litte pressure
Haddads shot is blocked
Devils looking a bit rocky at the back.
Ulmer and |Asselin both miss from close range.
Asselin and Bentivoglio putting in bids for Devils MOM
Joey Martin with a solo effort at 57:09
2 mins left of the game
KettDevil is gutted he didn't win 50/50
Haddad just killed another Caps player, no not really but it must have hurt
less than a minute left now
Game over good win for Devils
KettDevil says anyone of Doucet Asselin Haddad or Bentivoglio deserve to win MOM
all were outstanding
Haddad gets the MOM
Gerald said a sold 4-1 win for the Devils in a rink that has troubled us over the last few triple headers. This win should helo boost the confidence and morale for the next 2 games
Caps MOM was I Schultz.
Thanks as ever to our texters, KettDewils, Colin and Gerald with his intermission and game synopsis.
Final SOGs were Devils 36 Caps 26 for the whole game
That's it from me for tonight. I leave you in the capable hands of OJ for tomorrow nights game. Until them NOS DA PAWB.