Match Night Live
Manchester Storm 2 - 4 Cardiff Devils

WElcome to MNL as the Devils travel to Manchester seeking another valuable 2 points.

Join me (OJ) from around 7pm for full uninterupted coverage of the game

Score predictions/comments always welcomed to

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Warmup in progress

David R says Devils win 3-2

Tom Pering is the referee tonight

No team news so far

Warmup over, Jamie says its freezing

Pat predicts a win tonight to set up the Devils for the Final on Sunday

RED ARMY have arrived, balloons and all

RED ARMY in full voice already

Keep it until its needed

So far more Devils fans than Storm fans, RedArmy huddled together like penguins

Leighton concurs RED ARMY in fine song

Russky says Devils will win in O/T

helping us out tonight are newbies Jamie & Leighton plus our stalwart texter Rachael

KettDevils couldn't make it - work committments

Lights out

It would appear that everyone took part in warmup

officials on the ice

Teams on the ice

We think Chris Culligan is the scratch

Storm intros taking ages

LETS GO DEVILS LETS GO ring around the rink

Storm intros still going on

Rod D calls it 6-3 to Devils

Leanne says 5-2 to Devils, Arron says it will be 5-1 to us

Ceremonial face off with captain Mark Richardson

Anthem time

puck dropped and we are away

Early pressure cfomStorm

Save Ben Bowns Face off in the Devils zone

Its Martin Benti and Kearney

Then Haddad, Asselin & Ulmer

Storm offside

No clear chances to either team so far

Mike Clemente glove save @ 2:44

Storm goal

Paul Swindlehurst

Breakaway from a Devils turnover

Assist Cody Cartier

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Puck out of play @ 4:14

Face off in the Devils zone

Time of Storm goal 2:54

Ben Bowns glove save

Layne Ulmer goes close

Problems with webcast I hear

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Save Mike Clemente @ 7:53

Devils struggling to keep puck

Ben Bowns covers @ 8:36

Webcast restored I am told

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Mike Clemente another save @10:00

Come on U DEVILS get going

Storm offside

Panthers 2 Clan 0

Lack lustre game by all accounts

Ben Bowns save @ 11:02

RED ARMY trying to rally DEVILS

Devils go close

Let's go DEVILS let's get on with it

Mike Clemente kicks net off @ 11:14

Mike Clemente glove save @11:51

Mario Trabucco & Sean Bentivoglio having words

Mike Clemente covers puck

Puck out of play @ 13:03

Better possession for Devils at long last

Guillaume Doucet foiled by Mike Clemente om a 1 om 1

Devils turned over yet again Bowns saves the situation

Devils go close 1500

Mike Clemente dislodges net again

Gametime 15:45

Devils are getting close to that all important equaliser

Devils penalty Guillaume Doucet 2 minutes for hooking @ 17:03


1 minute killed

great double save by Ben Bowns

Devils net off for a change

Devils Full Strength

In final minute

Mike Clemente net off again @ 19:33

End of 1st period Storm 1 DEVILS 0

Jamie,so period report. Devils being restricted to long range shots,they are struggling to hold onto the puck. Clement moving his net off moorings at regular intervals making the RED ARMY very irate

SoG Storm 10 DEVILS 12

Ice ready

Officials appear

Teams back

Remedial work on boards

Players & officials inspecting the wobbly boards

Everyone happy 2nd period starts

Come on U DEVILS get into overdrive

Mike Clemente dislodges net down the other end

Ref has had enough Storm penalty

Mike Clemente 2 minutes for delay of game

Lets have a powerplay goal U DEVILS

Storm breakaway Ben Bowns save

@ 21:50

Penalty was @ 20:42

Storm Full Strength

Ben Bowns covers @23:48

Devils go close but Puck out of play

Gametime 25:05

Storm offside

Mike Clemente covers @ 25:35

WE want a goal U DEVILS - PLEASE

Glove save Mike Clemente from Layne Ulmer @ 26:28

Ben Bowns stick save @ 27:05

Puck out of play @ 27:32

Referee stops game to inspect Storm crease

Storm Penalty @ 28:12 2 minutes for interference

Omar Pacha

Lets go DEVILS Lets Go

Patrick Bordeleau And Patrik Valcak tangle

1 minute killed by Storm

Guillaume Doucet goes close @ 30:00

Mike Clemente net off again

Storm Full Strength

Devils go close as Mike Clemente dislodges net yet again

This is a joke

Game restarts after work is done on Storm net

Storm offsise @ 31:11

Gleason Fournier has long range shot saved

Very scrappy game as neither team can maintain possession

Storm offside @ 33:41


@ 33:57

Andrew Lord with his 14th of the league campaign

Ben Bowns covers

Come on U DEVILS keep it tight no goals against

icing Devils @ 35:25

Assist for Guillaume Doucet on DEVILS goal

Apologies forgot to put up Devils goal

It's end to end

Mike Clemente covers @ 37:32

Ben Bowns deflects puck out of play

Gleason Fournier poke check foils Storm rush

Ben Bowns save @ 38:50

Final minute of 2nd period



Patrick Asselin assist Layne Ulmer

Eric Neilson chasing Andrew Lord round the rink, coach doesn't want to know

Eric Neilson given a misconduct penalty @39:31

Another Storm penalty @ 39:37 Dallas Ehrhardt 2 minutes for roughing

Guillaume Doucet also called for tripping

End of 2nd period Storm 1 DEVILS 2

Eric Neilson got a ten minute misconduct for unsportsmanlike conduct

SoG for 2nd period Storm 9 DEVILS 12 making it 19-24 after 2 periods

That's better but we mustn't fall into their trap and concede a goal

Jamie@s 2nd period report - Period was scxrappy again with the Devils nor controlling the puck like they usually do. THey are doing egh to edge it but Storm hitting on the break

Just 20 more miles then you can start planning for the Cup Final come on U DEVILS

Zamboni has done its bit

Officials back on ice having a close look at Clements goal

Devils back on ice as are the Storm

Puck dropped

Come on U DEVILS

Couple of chances for Devils early in period

30 secs of 4 on 4 left

Ben Bowns glove save from Patrik Valcak

Both teams back to FS

Devils icing @ 42:21

Lets Go DEVILS Lets Go

Puck hit rafter game stopped

Devils icing @ 43:04

RED ARMY in good voice saya Arron

Lets have a goal U DEVILS

Mike Clemente dave from Joey Haddad @ 44:01 (x2)

Both teams seem to struggle with puck

Ice doesnt look good

Storm penalty

Paul Phillips 2 minutes for boarding @ 45:23

Lets get that PP into overdrive we need a PPG

Devils working the puck

And then get turned over

Mike Clemente net off yet again

@ 46:48

30 secs of pp left

Good glove save Clemente from Gleason Fournier

Storm Full Strength

Gametime 48:02

Storm icing

Devils shoot just wide

Devils turnover after turnover

Gametime 50:30

Gametime 51:30

Game gone a bit quiet

RED ARMY trying to gell up the players


Sean Bentivoglio assist Denny Kearney

Benti 14 th of the season


Rachael convinced it was Joey Martin who scored

Puck out of play @ 53:09

Devils offside @ 53:48

Devils penalty Joey Haddad 2 minutes for holding @53;48


Bowns save @ 54:12

Devils penalty Matt Myers 2 minutes for high sticks @ 54:47

5 on 3 for Storm

Storm goal

@ 55:48 a PPG

Devils back to FS

Storm icing

Ben Bowns awesome as usual

gametime 57:50

Time Out Storm

Final 2 minutes

Mike Clemente looks to go

Hes gone


ENG goal clinches it hopefully

Layne Ulmer we think (17th)

@ 58:40

Final minute

23 secs


Finall Storm 2 DEVILS 4


Panthers 5 Clan 4 result

I don't know how tense you were but I have been on tenderhooks all night,

2 points in the bag thats what counts

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