Good Morning. 4 points is all the Devils need to clinch the League title. Join me (Russky) from 4:30pm approx. for the usual pre game build up and MNL shenanigans.
If you want to contribute to the proceedings please email your predictions and/or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to include them as long as they aren't too controversial or at all slanderous.
Hopefully the Panthers can do us a favour in Belfast as well.
Until then I wish you a good day whatever you may be doing.
Hi folks, I am on my way.home now after my car broke diwn. OJ will be your host to start with until I can get home and I can resume my hosting duties.
I have jumped into the hosts seat until Russky makes it home. OJ
RED ARMY TRavel has itslast trip of the season next Saturday for the Steelers game. Its (optional) fancy dress. The have al;most filled TWO buses and would like to filkkl a third
Its £38 adult. £35 concession, £19 kids, £95 family Buses leave Cardiff Bay at 12:00: Llanishen/ Coldra 12:30 Get booking by PayPal email@example.com
No goals after 5 mins at Belfast plus a fight at 2:19
Sarah cheering on the Devils from Orlando
Pat predicts 3-1 but adds score doesnt matter so long as DEVILS win
David R says DEVILS will win 3-2 in O/T
Every DEVIL in warmup
Giants 0 Panthers 1
Gerald, Maria & KettDevil on duty tonight
Come on you Panthers
I will take any help offered to secure the league title
Quiet on the prediction front. All too tense to type!!!
Huw Button in Detroit MI hopes Devils will do well tonight
So say all of us
Warm up completed
End of 1st period Giants 0 Panthers 1
To clear up a query the RED ARMY TRAVEL Prices for Sheffield next Saturday includes entrance
Roger W says 5-2 Devils
No Colton Fretter, Cole Shudra Yared Hagos for Steelers
Rachael is sitting with Panther fans at Sheffield
Steeler Dan getting abuse from RED ARMY - well booed anyway
Maria says her nreves are tingling
Some stingrays fans are alkso there to cheer on the DEVILS
Giants have a 5 on 3
Tiny, denise & Joe in Madrid wishing good luck to DEVILS & Panthers
DEVILS on the ice
Our fans in Madrid called it4-1 to Devils
No Guillaume Doucet tonight
Culligan gives us extra optrions on D
No Madrid is not by Machen
Its by Mumbles
Steelers slowly make their entrance
Panthers kill penalties
Texters want to know if swear words are acceptable tonight
Confirmed no Guillaume Doucet
Tom Pering is the referee
Giants tie up game at 1-1 after 25 mins
Patrick Bordeleau Matt Myers Andrew Lord start for Devils
False start by all acoounts I think there is a problem with clock
Well it gives Russky time to get in the hosts seat
Now puck is dropped
and we are underway
I will tell texters Russky is with us
Andrew hotham involved
Giants take the lead 2-1
Bownsy covers puck. Roy throws a tantrum
Steelers pen #76 2 minutes for tripping
Levi Nelso no less
more handbags at 2:15 Benti this time
Hotham shoots puck over the bar
Penalty was @ 1:29
Steelers pass goes astray to thwart breakaway
Desbiens elbows asselin
Moose covers puck
Face off in the Steelers zone
PP unit Culli Lord and Myers
ice clean up in Steelers crease. blood has been spilt
Giants lead panthers 2-1
Richies Shot kicked away by Moose
Sheffield throwing some big hits
Bowns covers after A hotham turned over puck
ignore game times as ARENA clock not working
game resumes at Devils end
Simmsy is announcing, hope he doesn't say anything too risqué!!!! or politically incorrect
Devils go close
neutral zone puck drop
Sheffield having better of play so far
Louis's shot hit side netting
Matt Roys line exerting lots of pressure
estimated game time 8:30. arena clock still misbehaving
Boooooooo steelers goal
scott hotham tried to block shot but it had too much power and pace on it
scored by R Dowd
Dowd assists Nelson & Valdix @ 9:16
no idea of goal time as arena clock has given up
Puck out behind Bownsy
Its Giants 2 Panthers 1 at end of 2nd period
Kettdevil reports atmosphere is dead
Ferrera shoots but saved
***OJ here helping Russky its too tense just to watch**
s Hotham shoots but saved @12:30 according to texter
Steelers stray offside
still 2-1 in Belfast
this game is so mad
Kearney and Richie working well
Big scramble in front of moose
Culli and S Hotham almost make the most of it
Sheffield too many men goes unnoticed by lino
Devils coming more into the game now, Steelers not so dominant
steelers #75 snaps his stick ouch painfull
3 mins left
Kearney showing some skills
2 mins left
gone quiet at the house of foil
puck out of play after a A hotham shot.
and the buzzer signals the end of a frantic period.
Maria says the Steelers are taking their chances. and are closing down the devils players every time they get the puck with 2-3 Steelers players on our guy when we get possession.. She hopes its just a repeat of the first period last week
SOGs 10 each
SoG for 1st period Steelers 10 DEVILS 10
Suprisingly only 1 pen called that period and that was on Levi Nelson for tripping at 1:29
its still 2-1 to Belfast at the SSE. they are in 3rd period
just got time for a cuppa
Now 3-1 to Belfast at SSE
Edinburgh and Fife about to start at Murrayfield Ice Arena and Dundee and Manchester face off in half an hour in Dundee
long period break this
Devils back on the ice. A repeat of the 2nd last week would be nice
Lets go U Devils
no news yet re steelers
scoreboard still not functioning at house of foil.
Our texters tonight are Gerald KettDevil and Maria, and a great job they are doing too.
delay to start of 2nd due to scoreboard clock
and we are underway for the 2nd
quiet start to it
Asselin goes close
Geralds back on texting duty
Its now Giants 5 Panthers 2 after 55 minutes
he was held up in food queue
and there was me thinking he was at the bar
Lordo scores after a scramble
a wraparound effort
Its now Giants 5 Panthers 2 after 55 minutes
assist to Josh Batch
looks like the champers is put back on ice for another weekend
Sarich pushes A Hotham into Bownsy
Medic on checking Bowns
Bowns slowly getting back to his feet
Simmsy trying to stir up the Steelers crowd while Bowns is receiving medical attention
Bowns looks a bit shaken
he's ok to carry on
More handbags at 24:00 according to KettDevil
Giants win 5-2
Come on U DEVILS
Both Fitzgerald and Kearney sit out for 2 mins
Kearny 2 for holding Fitzy 2 for roughing
Murdy takes over in goal as Bowns still shaken up
Lordo taken Bowns off as a precaution
texter says Bowns took a knock to his ankle but it doesn't seem serious
Joint Kearney and Fitzy pen at 24:03
Devils pen Ulmer 2 for interference
correction holding at 25:30
Steelers starting to play rough
trying to unsettle Murdy
Kearney out of the sin bin now as is Fitzy
Good Devils PK so far.....
its gone into a lull again
Haddad 2 for tripping
soft call on Haddad
Desbiens was the scorer
goal timed at 29:38
Steelers player was in crease at time of goal,. it should have been washed out
Kearney receives a big hit
Pering has penalised Kearney!!!! Unbelievable
apparently Kearneys pen was for elbows, an alleged retaliation
Lets Kill this pen U Devils
Desbiens should have got pen for boarding
Our discipline is being tested as a result of some iffy calls
Louis lays a great big hit
Steelers pen Moose 2 minutes for hooking served by one of his team mates
#71 for steelers
aka C Walker
then Steelers score a 3rd
caused by sloppy Devils defensive work
R Dowd again
Nelson assist Dowd
5 mins left in period
2nd Devils goal Richardson from Bordeleau and A Hotham at 34:52
game gone into Scrappy mode. wheres Scooby?
Steelers Pen Desbiens 2 minutes for Delay of game
DEVILS Go on PP
Devils on PP. Lets have another PPG
2 mins left in period
Richie has another PP chance
not our best PP that one, says KettDevil
and that's a wrap for the 2nd period.
More Handbags as buzzer goes
O Connor and Myers have a spat but its all cooled down
Maria says it was a better period for the Devils who upped their game abit but let themselves down with the Steelers 3rd goal. Its a bit fisty ( or should that be feisty?) so hopeful of good 3rd period
SOGs Steelers 10 Devils 7 so 20-17 overall so far
Lets hope its set up for a classic Devils 3rd
Latest scores from the later starting games Edinburgh 0 Fife 1; Dundee 1 Storm 2
How Ironic it would be if Sheffield beat Belfast next Friday to help the Devils step closer to the League title
lets not get too far ahead of ourselves now!!!
It appears that O'Connor and Myers wont be punished for their little altercation after the buzzer.
A texter reports that Bownsy has been spotted using crutches. That sounds worrying
Devils back on the ice. And Hoooray the scoreboard has been fixed.
or should I say the clock
puck dropped and we are off
Wonder if the Steelers have abandoned the idea of the Kiss cam
quiet opening exchanges in the 3rd
Fitzy tries to check Bordy and is made to miss
Bordy sees it coming
Benti been hit in the face AGAIN
Steelers pen Roy 2 minutes for slashing
Come on and lets get that PP unit in overdrive
scoresheet has it as Ratchuk not Roy
Fournier 2 minutes for hooking after Dowd was 'holding' him. no call against Dowd
Bordy tries a 'dipsy doodle'
Devils Breakaway stopped by Moose.
Fitzy elbows haddad no call
Steelers are targeting Kearney for some rough stuff now.
Devils pen Joey martin 2 minutes for high sticks @ 48:38
make that 2+2 for high sticks
Kill Devils Kill
Steelers score another PPG
Valdix scored it
Brine has a shot saved
10 mins left in period
Come on You Devils
Richardson on Shot blocking duty tonight.
what a Devils Legend Richie is
Devils 2 on 1 breakaway stopped as Steelers go offside. how can that be????
Devils Pen Benti 2 minutes for cross-checking
Fitzy 2 minutes for boarding
How can Benti be called for cross checking when he is face down on the ice?
Texter says this is the worst officiating outside of Scotland. his words not mine.
O Connor scores it
We seem to have lost our discipline in the face of some very questionable calls
Moose saves from Asselin
best put this down as a 'bad day at the office'
Haddad goes coast to coast
game is now 5 on 5
according to the 'official scoresheet' Benti was called for diving. surely that's a joke
5 mins left in the game.
time for damage limitation i'd say
Fitzy lays a big hit on A Hotham and then elbows Ulmer, no call
Steelers pen Dave Phillips 2 minutes for Delay of game
Moose grabs the puck out of the air.
and there is an ENG for the Steelers
my mistake I misread the text
to re iterate the Steelers did not score an ENG
Final two minutes.
please put us out of our misery and end the game now
oooohhhhhh Roy throws his stick into the crowd in temper
Devils call a time out
1:01 left on the clock
Now the Steelers do score and ENG
Dowd gets his hat-trick
Game over Steelers win BOOOOOOOOOO
Maria says she is satisfied to take the loss this weekend with next weekend in mind. She thinks that results elsewhere influenced tonight. Not the best performance by any stretch hoping Bownsy is ok
Devils MOM is Lord
KettDevils says it bizarre given lack of icetime
KettDevils reckoned on Richie Kearney or A Hotham for MOM
well what a disappointing way to end the weekend. OJ will be with you next Saturday as the Devils return to the house of foil.
Thanks to our excellent texters as ever!!!! safe trip home to all the Devils fans.
Steelers MOM is unsurprisingly R Dowd
Put it down as just one of those games and move on. Goodnight All Nos Da Pawb.
Thanks to OJ for stepping into the breach. Many Thanks OJ.