Hey hey here we are again... The Devils are back in the big blue tent taking on last years big rivals and league champions, the Sheffield Steelers...
Now.... who thinks we're gonna STICK IT TO 'EM TONIGHT?!?!?! Thoughts, views, and predictions to email@example.com !
Players should be warming up just about now... not heard anything from my people yet...
Ref is Darnell.. woop de do... :| Mr Richardson is captain
Im sure most of you already know that Voth was given a 5 match ban for his "travesty of game" last week with Knight from Hull... In addition, Romfo, Birbraer and Hartwick were all given 1 match bans which means along with Stoney being out injured, we are five players down tonight. Romfo, Birbraer and Hartwick should be back tomorrow though.. Im not sure whether Smith is still sporting an injured shoulder after an incident with Hull last Saturday
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Intro time..... oooooo its getting exciting! Wish I could be at the match! I bet the atmosphere is immense considering the history between these teams!
Steelers are on the ice... all together now.. "boooo"
Smith is all better and playing tonight
Apparently there is a good crowd in the tent tonight... LOTS of noise :D
Andy from Newport on the email: I am going for devils 2 steelers 5. Just can't see us being able to cope with them with 5 players out. Just travelling home on the train from bristol temple meads. Red army, red army, red army.
And we're off.... Smith, Miller, Michel, Adams and Richardson on the ice
My spy hasnt yet spotted Basiuk or Dowd from the Steelers - perhaps theyre hiding!
Reiter saves from Davies at 1.03
2nd line is Jay, Hill and Davies
Hutchins from the Steelers gets a penalty at 2.10 - 2 mins for cross checking..
And Miller from the Devils also receives a penalty at 2.47 - 2 mins for interference
I have just been informed by David from Sheffield that Basiuk and Dowd are out injured but he isnt sure how long for
Devils Jarvis penalty at 3.33 - 2 mins for tripping.. leaving it 3 on 4 for 33 seconds
Steelers back to full strength
3 on 5 for 42 seconds
and the Steelers get one in
"Darnell is an idiot" from my other half at the rink tonight!
Goal on the PP at 4.26
Oh wait! Dowd IS playing!
Goal Dagenais from Legue and Sheppard
Steelers penalty at 5.18 - Philips 2 mins for hooking
Cruikshank also gets 2 mins for roughing at 5.18
On the email: <1> This is Michelle and Sheldon in Birch River Manitoba! Wanting to see a Devils win tonight! GO DEVILS!!
Devils goal at 6.09 on the PP. Michel from Miller and Adams
Another minute of the PP to go
I have just realised I havent put my chickens to bed..... oops... they'll just have to wait until the break! ha!
Devils miss an empty net!!
Steelers penalty at 8.28 - Cruikshank gets 2 mins for elbows
Apparently the Devils are allll over the Squeelers!
Theres a block full of Steelers fans - all SQUEEEEELING like mad!
On the email: Sue in Aberystwyth is always optomistic and hoping for a Devils win tonight. Come on DEVILS.
Steelers back to full strength
Boilbruck just cant get that puck from Towe. Steelers then offside at 11.16
Lyle saves at 11.45
Smith is looking quick tonight
Steelers goal at 12.15 Legue from Talbot and Sheppard
Steelers penalty at 13.32 - Hewitt gets 2 mins for boarding
Ben Davies is playing exceptionally well on the 2nd line apparently
the atmosphere has fallen slightly from the Devils... COME ON GUYS!!!
Handbags in the crease at 14.38
WOW!! intense! we're looking for lots of goals tonight methinks!
Apparently just before the goal Reiter got a bit desperate and threw himself on the floor to stop it!
Devils goal was at 14.56. Richardson skated from behind Lyle and scored! Amazing!
Richardson from Hill and Lyle...
The goal was on the PP and the Steelers are now back to full strength
Steelers get ANOTHER goal at 16.10
Dowd from Hewitt
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Our defence is looking a little wobbly in places..
Boilbruck floored Jay - so Hill returned the favour :D
Word is that the 2nd line with Adams and Davies is working really well
Devils penalty at 17.38. Davies gets 2 mins for interference
Final minute of the first period
and WHAT a period! Im all worn out already just typing it!
Steelers icing at 19.29
Devils back to full strength
Good save by Lyle right on the buzzer
Go get yourselves a cup of tea people and everyone meet back here in 15 minutes
Devils 2 -3 Steelers
Chickens are now in bed :D
Apparently the Steelers are pushing really hard, and its very end to end, but the Devils are clearly missing their defensemen
On the email: 'FPxDevils26' Fern is in Bargoed ill in bed, Gutted that i cudn't come tonight, lovin the-inferno. Looking for an awesome win tonight for the Devils, So mad at the league for the bans tbh, cant wait untill Brad and the others are back, Red Army FTW tonight! x
Steelers are back on the ice
Devils back out
2nd line starts
Handbags! Devils offside at 22.13
Apparently Philips has a lovely pink handbag... must clash awfully with the jersey though O.o
Penalties at 22.33 - Steelers Hewitt and Devils Fisher get 2 mins for roughing each
woo hoooo!!!! everyone get up and PART-AY!!
We have got ENL stand ins and apparently they have been throwing some big hits
I think Fisher must be an ENL lol... that confused the hell outta me!
Devils 3rd goal at 22.39. Jarvis from Smith and Miller... Awesome play!
Smith is ON FIRE apparently!
4th goal at 24.03 - Smith AMAZING from my spies! Goal from his own rebound! From Towe and Hill
Steelers have another goal too and have called a timeout
oops no, apparently not.. confusing
Hill has floored Sheppard mid-ice
The Devils 4th goal was whilst it was 4 on 4
Apparently the Devils are really going for it and the Brits are looking exceptional
Hectic over in the tent by the sounds of it! such excitement!
Devils icing at 26.51
Devils are looking dangerous on the attack
Puck out of play at 27.31. Reiter deflected out after Hill and Davies breakaway
Hutchins having handbags with Towe and Davies.. annnnnddd...
Towe is going for it!
I think Hutchins is winning
Both benches were on the ice but it stayed calm
Penalties will be timed at 28.08
Hutchins (Steelers) gets 2 mins roughing and 2 mins illegal equipment, and 5 mins fighting. Towe gets 5 mins for fighting
Getting tense and heated now
Dowd is sitting one of Hutchins' 2 mins
Devils hit pipes
Gah... a really good Devils goal washed out as the whistle was blown
Disallowed due to players in the crease apparently at 29.26
One of Hutchins' penalties has finished; 2 more mins of PP
Reiter deflects Adams shot out of play at 31.02
Devils are starting to look a bit tired and Steelers are putting their efforts into defence
Dowd back on the ice, back to 5 on 5
Devils icing at 32.50
Steelers are trying hard to exploit those tired legs of the Devils and pushing hard
Devils penalty at 32.56, Jarvis gets 2 mins for delay of game
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Michel floors Cruikshank
Refs dont blow
Handbags after Lyle saves at 35.06
Towe is back but theres another penalty coming
Penalties at 35.06 - Devils Miller and Steelers Hewitt both get 2 mins for roughing
back to 4 on 4 play
Steelers penalty at 35.25 - Legue gets 2 mins for slashing and its down to 4 on 3
Towe almost did a replay of the amazing earlier Richardson goal but was slashed down
Richardson is everywhere - he is a one man defence and playing exceptionally well!
5th goal was at 35.43. Jarvis from Jay. It was announced as Smith scoring but was in fact Jarvis
Back to 5 on 5
Steelers 4th goal
at 37.46 - 2 on 0 breakaway. Sarich from Legue and Sheppard - they are working hard tonight!
Devils penalty at 38.02. Davies 2 mins for hooking
Sounds like the refs are giving Shuff loads of leeway
End of 2nd period - Devils lead 5-4
Devils have been looking good and giving the Brits a lot of ice time
Steelers back out
Reiter save at 41.02
oo Jarvis was close
Steelers icing at 43.27.
Steelers offside at 45.01
on email: Just got in off a twelve hour shift and couldn't see a more eye pleasing scoreline thus far... I'm here for the third so COME ON DEVILS from me :)
Devils starting to look tired
Devils penalty at 46.22. Adams gets 2 mins for cross checking
Lyle save at 47.38
Towe and Richardson are playing so well they are practically indistinguishable from the imports... nice to hear it boys, keep up the good work!
Hill went onto defence during the penalty kill.... Adams is now back
Steelers penalty at 49.55. Thomas gets 2 mins for interference
Reiter save at 50.10
Puck out of play at 52.22
Reiter saves again at 51.42
Lots of mistakes creeping in...
Lyle saves at 52.49
Almost on the home run now... can we keep it at 5-4!?
If we can roll them over tonight with so many key players out, just think what tomorrow is going to be like with them back!
Smith missed an empty net!!
Linesman got in way of puck and causes a faceoff in the Devils zone... grrrrrr!!!
Talbot gets in Adams face.. penalties are a coming!
55 mins gone.... Devils are having lots of chances and despite their tiredness, its still end to end
Adams gets 2 mins for roughing at 54.52
Talbot also gets 2 mins for roughing
The ref isnt calling anything against the Devils at the moment
Devils icing at 56.12
Not long now.... tension building
Lyle saves of the faceoff
Michel just missed
57 mins, the Devils are looking on form for another goal.. can they do it?!
Lyle save at 57.47
Followed by handbags
Into the final two minutes
RED ARMY RED ARMY!
Lyle saves at 58.03
The crowd are going mental!
Devils icing at 58.11
"Red Army" is filling the tent now!
Reiter save at 58.59
Atmosphere INTENSE AS... !!
We're gonna win! Yeah we're gonna win!
Reiter pulled at 59.04
59.04 puck out of play
59.04 - Devils Michel gets 2 mins for delay of game
Devils have four men on the ice, Sheffield have 6 after pulling Reiter... oooooooo!!!!!
My God its 6 on 4 for almost the whole of the last minute!!!!
STEELERS GET ONE IN
"Darnell is a joke" from my spy
We think it was Legue was its so loud my spies cant hear the announcements!!
goal at 59.12
penalties on their way
handbags at 59.25
4 on 4 for 35 seconds
Sarich got 2 for slashing
Michel gets 2 mins for charging
End of regulation
Claims that the ref is for the Squeelers tonight.....
and its going absolutely mental in the tent!
3 on 3 for 1.26 in OT
and off we go into OT
Wrap around from the Devils doesnt find an open man
Smith breakaway - Reiter saves
Darnell just isnt calling anything
Steelers knock Lyles net off its moorings
back to 4 on 4
Miller breakaway - Reiter saves
Steelers Hutchins gets 2 mins for roughing at 61.45
Devils have a timeout
Devils faceoff in Steelers zone
They stuffed it to them!!!
Game ended at 62.52
Hill scored the winning goal and on a powerplay too!! Cheeky lil Devil!
Hill from Michel and Adams
What a night!
Cardiff Devils win 6-5 against the Sheffield Steelers
Man of the match for Steelers is Doug Sheppard
Michel is stripping his shirt for shirt off his back.... now now ladies
Man of the Match for the Devils is Mark Richardson
Very well deserved there Mark
Devils have stuffed the Shuff, four imports down
Voth got a standing ovation from the crowd
Thats it from MNL tonight guys. Thanks for watching and emailing.
Remember the Devils will be in Sheffield tomorrow (Sunday) night, facing off at 7pm and hopefully (!) MNL will be keeping you up to date with the details again!