Match Night Live
Nottingham Panthers 1 - 2 Cardiff Devils

Thanks to Panthers fans Cheryl, Viv and Trevor we are able to bring you MNL coverage of the game.

Score predictions welcomed to

Join me (OJ) from around 6:45 for MNL coverage of a League game that the DEVILS need to win if they have aspirations of retaining their league title

WE are grateful to Panthers fans Cheryl, Viv and Trvor who as usual help us out at Nottingham.

Gerald has also stepped into the breach for his seasonal debut

David Rees predicts a close hard game with a Devils victory 4-3 in O/T

Rob Batch calls it 3-2

Mark Gough says Devils by a single goal but would accept a point

Russky also tinks Devils will win in O/T.

Russky also wants to thank all those who have sent him their condolences

Robert Tyler predicts a 5-4 win for Devils in O/T

Its a win in regulation we need as they matter in a close run for the title

I know that Mark Louis is a sratch tonight waiting for team news

Graham refresh your Inferno page

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Waiting for the teams at the NIC

I believe we have Tom Darnell as referee tonight, lets hope his whistle has lost it pea and he lets the 2 teams get on with it

Devils take to the ice

Rod D says 6-4 to Devils


No Batch or Faryna, Rutkis playing for Swindon

Puck dropped

Patrick Asselin backhanded shot saved by Galbaith

Mark Richardson fires a rocket from blueline

Panthers icing @ 0:42


@ 1:06 - gone to review

Goal given

Paul Crowder assist Andrew Lord

Some arguement over assist

Assist might be Joey Haddad not Andrew Lord

As usual PA at NIC almost impossible to understand

Ben Bowns saves from Alexander Mokshantsev

Gametime 2:44

Gleason Fournier produces glove save @ 4:24

Tim Billingsley shot blocked

Luke Piggott takes a shift

Out with Matthew Myers & Patrick Asselin

Jake Morissette on a 3 on 2 shoots just wide

Joey Martin dances through Panthers D passes to Patrick Asselin who misses empty net

Panthers icing

Ben Bowns covers @ 7:44

Its a fast flowing gam so far

Darnell seems content to let it flow - well so far

Devils Penalty Andrew Hotham @ 9:12 2 minutes for tripping


Joey Martin goes coast to coast SH

Panthers offside @ 10:44

Devils Full Strength

Good PK in fact Devils had the most chances

Devils Penalty Andrew Lord 2 minutes for interference @ 11:20


Come on U DEVILS

Devils Full Strength

Stay out of the box U DEVILS you have shown us the PK is operating well tonight

Andrew Lord shoots mm wide

Gametime 15:04

Sean Bentivoglio now goes close

Andrew Hotham shots from point Galbaith saves @17:37

Panthers Penalty Dan Spang 2 minutes for interference @ 17:41

Come on U DEVILS lets have a PPG please

Final minute

Gleason Fournier shot toed away

Panthers Full Strength

End of 1st period Panthers 0 DEVILS 1

Devils buried puck on hooter being reviewed

No goal says at 1-0 to DEVILS

SoG for 1st period Panthers 7 DEVILS 14

Good period for Devils say texters

Latest scores (all after 1 period) MKL 4 Stars 0; Blaze 1 Clan 1: Storm 1 Giants 0

Teams back on ice

Puck dropped and we are away

All you have to DEVILS is not lose a period


Devils icing @ 21:23

Gametime 21:55

Andrew Hotham hits the post

Shoots rebound wide

We want a goal from U DEVILS

goes through traffic, shot tipped wide by Mark Richardson

Drew Paris shot saved by Galbraith


Big shot from blueline

Joey Martin assist Drew Paris & Patrick Asselin

@ 25:44

another goal will do nicely

Devils icing @ 29:18

Luke Piggott shot blocked

Panthers icing @ 32:21

Cheryl says Panthers are struling to pass the puck, lets hope it continues

Joey Martin shot saved by Galbraith

Not the full story as Joey had skated past 3 Panthers glued to the ice

Robert Farmer hoving Joey Haddad

Doesnt come to anything

Robert Farmer then has a shot brushed aside by Ben Bowns

Gametime 34:44

Mathieu Gagnon trying to get Tyson Strachan to go

No point Tyson

Mathieu Gagnon then wanders offside and has a heavy collision with another Panther

Sauve has Matt Pope round the neck

Its getting feisty

Sauve gets 2 + 2 for slashing + roughing

Panthers SH breakaway

Penalties were @ 35:59

Come on U DEVILS lets have a PPG

2 minutes killed weak PP effort by DEVILS

Final minute

Mark Richardson shoots from point easy glove save by Galbraith

End of 2nd period as Panthers go Full Strength

Panthers 0 DEVILS 2

Ollie Betteridge took a heavy knock at the end of period it doesnt look good

SoG for 2nd period Panthers 7 DEVILS 12 making it 14-26 after 2 periods

Another great period by DEVILS could easily have scored another one or two

Only negative from Gerald - PP effort stank

Latest score Blaze 2 Clan 2 after 2 periods

MKL 4 Stars 0; Storm 3 Giants 4 late in 2nd period

Ice ready waiting for teams

Teams back on ice

Same again U DEVILS

3rd underway

Panthers offside


Panthers Penalty Mark Derlago

@ 42:44

Unsportsmanlike conduct the call

Lets get that PP into gear U DEVILS

Cheryl not happy with her Panthers

Panthers Full Strength

Drew Paris shoots wide

Panthers Penalty Brisbois 2 minutes for tripping @ 45:22

Come on U DEVILS get that PPG now

Devils have a 5 on 3 as the Panthers Bemnch gets a minor as well

Galbraith save

Panthers clear zone

Panthers clear zone again

Panthers Full Strength

Another crap pp says Gerald

Gametime 48:02

Joey Haddad shot deflected out of play by Galbraith

Dan Spang shoots wide when the net was at his mercy

Another crap pp says Gerald

Mark Richardson gets away with holding the stick

Panthers all over Devils

Panthers Penalty Derlago 2 minutes for hooking @49:40

Penalty was x check at 49:57

Glbraith loses stick

Apologies that was another penalty Sauve for x-checking

Devils 5 on 3

Panthers back to 4 skaters

Matthew Myers shot goes wide

Panthers score @ 52:27

Zack Phillips assist Alexander Mokshantsev

Come on U DEVILS stand firm

Ben Bowns has to scramble to cover puck

Mark Richardson loses stick

Re-group U DEVILS

Devils finally clear their zone

Gametime 55:08

Devils penalty coming Sean Bentivoglio 2 minutes for tripping @ 55:17


Devils clear zone

Devils clear zone again

Andrew Lord dives to clear puck out of zone

Devils Full Strength

Final 2 minutes

Its all Panthers

Come on U DEVILS

Alexander Mokshantsev shoots high

Ben Bowns covers

Time out Panthers

@ 58:29

Game restarts

Galbraith pulled

Face off in the Devils zone

Final minute

last 20 secs



Our thanks to Panthers Cheryl, Trevor & Viv and our very own Gerald

Panthers MoM - Patrick Galbraith

Final SoG Panthers 21 DEVILS 37


Join me next weekend when we have two games at home, our arch rivals the Steelers on Saturday and the Clan on Sunday

Thats all from me NOS DA - GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE