Match Night Live 

20:38 - That's it from me tonight, Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Until next Saturday goodnight all Nos Da Pawb.

 

20:37 - going into overtime that one, and Fife still leading 4-2 in Dundee

 

20:36 - latest scores in other games Clan and Caps tied at 3-3 in Murrayfield.

 

20:34 - Join me next Saturday for MNL coverage of the home leg of the play off 1/4 Final against the Manchester Storm.

 

20:33 - Thanks to Phil Egan for his texts and period summaries.

 

20:32 - Devils MOM is Layne Ulmer

 

20:30 - Giants MOM James Desmarais

 

20:29 - Giants finish second. so could play Fife. Braehead should face Dundee as they are the seeded team

 

20:27 - Giants win a nothing game

 

20:27 - that's it game over.

 

20:27 - Belfast Giants clear for an ENG

 

20:26 - Ulmer Asselin causing chaos

 

20:25 - Ulmer scores

 

20:25 - GGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL

 

20:25 - and they get it!!!!

 

20:25 - Devils looking for a consolation goal

 

20:24 - as it was before the T/O was called

 

20:24 - Face off in the Giants zone

 

20:24 - by Devils

 

20:23 - time out now called.

 

20:23 - Face off in the Giants zone

 

20:23 - Murdy lifted

 

20:23 - 90 seconds left

 

20:22 - gametime last two minutes

 

20:22 - Haddad gets hit centre ice by Leduc

 

20:21 - Devils hanging on in this game

 

20:20 - benti shoots Hotham cant quite get his stick to the rebound

 

20:20 - Giants seem to want another goal

 

20:20 - Giants snuff out Devils chance

 

20:19 - Face off in the Giants zone

 

20:19 - Murphy covers

 

20:18 - Murdy saves from Desmarais

 

20:18 - Devils trying to set up but puck goes astray

 

20:17 - Face off in the Devils zone

 

20:17 - I have one thing to say to Murphy re Frozen Puck: :Let it go!!!!

 

20:16 - Face off in the Devils zone

 

20:16 - Murdy plucks puck out of the air

 

20:15 - Myers poked the puck through Murphys 5 hole when Murphy thought he had frozen the puck.

 

20:14 - but Murphy equal to it

 

20:14 - Haddad tries a backhander

 

20:14 - assists to Bentivoglio and S Hotham

 

20:13 - @50 45

 

20:12 - Myers Scores

 

20:12 - GGGGGGOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL

 

20:11 - I know its a effectively a dead game tonight

 

20:11 - They've got to play a whole lot better next weekend

 

20:10 - Giants comfortably clearing their D zone

 

20:09 - without carrying a real goal bound threat

 

20:09 - Devils going through the motions somewhat

 

20:08 - Face off in the Devils zone

 

20:08 - play down in Devils D zone now

 

20:07 - puck flies across Murphy's goal crease

 

20:07 - neutral zone face off

 

20:07 - puck cleared

 

20:06 - Scramble in Giants net

 

20:06 - and when they do its straight to a Giants player

 

20:06 - Devils working hard but not able to clear the puck

 

20:05 - Murdy saves from Rutherford

 

20:04 - game restarts

 

20:04 - @ 44:08

 

20:03 - Riley scores it

 

20:03 - Belfast score

 

20:02 - Asselin goes so close without scoring

 

20:02 - Rutherford denied by murdy

 

20:02 - Mark Louis clears the puck

 

20:01 - Walser shoots but murdy pads it away

 

20:01 - Devils under pressure on PK

 

20:01 - Face off in the Devils zone

 

20:00 - Riley thought he scored but no light behind goal from goal judge

 

20:00 - @41:37

 

19:59 - Devils pen S hotham 2 minutes for boarding

 

19:58 - Face off in the Devils zone

 

19:58 - Devils turnover leads to GIants breakaway. Murdy covers

 

19:58 - in the period break

 

19:58 - Lordo may have given them a rocket

 

19:57 - Face off in the Giants zone

 

19:57 - Devils picked up their intensity a bit

 

19:56 - we are underway in the 3rd

 

19:56 - and now are the players too

 

19:55 - officials back on ice

 

19:52 - Nottingham win Shoot out in Altrincham

 

19:49 - Caps 2-1 up against Braehead at Murrayfield . Fife leading Dundee 4-2 in Dundee.

 

19:46 - Phil Egan says: Bit Better that period Almost got a fight out of Bordy as Keefe wrestled him down to the ice from behind but nothing as they came out of the box. Shame really as he thinks it is needed. its a very flat. Devils don't seem very interested as they have nothing to play for. Lets hope for a bit more action in the 3rd.

 

19:42 - 2nd period SOGs Devils 5 Giants 11 so 22-10 overall

 

19:40 - Storm 2-2 Panthers at Altrincham going into OT

 

19:39 - incidentally the final score in Sheffield was 4-1 over the Blaze

 

19:37 - not the best I'd say for the Devils

 

19:37 - and thankfully that's the end of that 2nd period

 

19:36 - Devils struggling to regain the momentum they had earlier

 

19:35 - Devils FS

 

19:34 - I think its safe to say its not the best Devils display but it is a shortened bench tonight resting key players

 

19:34 - @37:00

 

19:32 - Devils pen Haddad 2 minutes for interference

 

19:32 - scoresheet has Higgins as scorer assists to Desmarais and Riley

 

19:31 - @36:11

 

19:31 - Belfast Score Desmarais with the goal

 

19:30 - Belfast FS

 

19:30 - game gone into lull

 

19:29 - and in Altrincham on Sunday

 

19:29 - Blaze have lost in Sheffield. so Devils play Storm at IAW next saturday

 

19:28 - 5 on 4 now for Devils

 

19:28 - neutral zone face off

 

19:28 - goes wide

 

19:27 - Benti fires a slapshot

 

19:27 - 5 on 3 for 40 seconds for Devils

 

19:26 - Giants pen Benedict 2 minutes for slashing @33:19

 

19:25 - miraculous Save by Murdy

 

19:25 - face off re started

 

19:24 - Face off in the Giants zone

 

19:24 - Benti crashes into Murphy and the net goes off its moorings

 

19:24 - Devils frantically try to create a chance

 

19:23 - Giants pen Chris Higgins 2 minutes for interference @32:08

 

19:22 - Crowd have woken up as the game has livened up

 

19:22 - Fournier shot goes wide

 

19:22 - impetus gone out of game again

 

19:21 - both teams return to FS

 

19:20 - Squeelers 2-1 up now

 

19:19 - Devils goal timed at 28:41

 

19:19 - Both Bordy and Keefe get 2 minutes for roughing all at 28:13

 

19:18 - Riley gets 2 minutes for boarding

 

19:17 - Ulmer from Asselin and Haddad

 

19:16 - GGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLLLL

 

19:16 - out of that skirmish, Devils get a Powerplay somehow

 

19:15 - waiting on confirmation of calls

 

19:15 - sorry Keefe not Riley

 

19:14 - Riley and Bordy head to sin bin

 

19:14 - Bordy involved

 

19:14 - Handbags

 

19:13 - Face off in the Giants zone

 

19:13 - the Physical element to the game seems to have returned

 

19:13 - Devils chasing shadows at the moment

 

19:12 - Riley goal timed at 25:56

 

19:11 - Giants goal blair Riley scores

 

19:10 - Quesnele gets a a ten minute misconduct for abuse of official

 

19:08 - Devils finding it hard to clear their zone and create anything of any note

 

19:07 - Face off in the Devils zone

 

19:07 - Belfast well on top now

 

19:07 - Murdy covers again.

 

19:06 - Lord not a happy coach on the Bench

 

19:06 - Devils seem a bit disjointed in their play

 

19:06 - giants goal timed at 21.49

 

19:05 - Face off in the Devils zone

 

19:04 - Murdy covers after Giants attack

 

19:04 - Storm 2-2 Panthers

 

19:03 - Face off in the Giants zone

 

19:03 - Myers trying to free the puck from Murphy with Bordy looking on

 

19:03 - Scot Hotham goes to dressing room

 

19:02 - Giants score. Colin Shields

 

19:01 - Face off in the Devils zone

 

19:01 - Devils clear but called for icing

 

19:01 - keeping the Devils penned back in their own D zone early doors

 

19:01 - GIants have upped their intensity some already

 

19:00 - Smejkal drops the puck

 

18:59 - teams back and ready to face off at start of 2nd

 

18:57 - Hazel has been in touch direct from the IAW, she says its a very different game tonight but predicts a 2-1 Devils win.

 

18:54 - correction the game in Manchester is still in play in 2nd Period

 

18:53 - Both the games in Altrincham and Sheffield enjoying the second period break with the score locked at 1-1 in BOTH games.

 

18:52 - very quiet tonight on the predictions.

 

18:48 - Also A get well soon message for Dave 'Kipper' Newton who is recovering at home from a broken leg. Get well soon Kip.

 

18:47 - A shout out and big Happy Birthday to Phil Thomas who is a big Devils fan. Hope you are having a great day Phil.

 

18:46 - Phil Egan says : a really flat 1st period. neither team seems to want to win. CJ and Piggot getting lots of icetime. Murdy doing well in the net. Other than that I've had a cup of tea and a biscuit - nice.

 

18:42 - SOGs Devils 5 Giants 11

 

18:41 - 1-1 in Manchester too.

 

18:41 - and that's a wrap for the first period.

 

18:40 - Devils breakaway, Haddad shoots and Murphy pads it away.

 

18:39 - in last minute of first period

 

18:39 - then Belfast regroup and force a great save out of Murdy

 

18:38 - Forney shot goes well wide of Murdy.

 

18:38 - neutral zone face off

 

18:38 - offside Giants

 

18:37 - Devils get a turnover and jones denied infront of goal

 

18:37 - Face off in the Devils zone

 

18:36 - Murdy covers

 

18:36 - Ulmer Asselin and Haddad are the main offensive force tonight

 

18:36 - Murdy stands tall to deny a Giants chance

 

18:35 - Riley tries to create a chance but cleared by Devils

 

18:34 - definite feeling of 'after the Lord Mayors show' about this game.

 

18:33 - Giants clear

 

18:33 - Face off in the Giants zone

 

18:33 - Fournier's shot deflected over Murphy's net

 

18:33 - Asselin msses on back door , Murphy saves

 

18:32 - cleared by Devils

 

18:32 - Face off in the Devils zone

 

18:31 - Lets go Devils and get a PPG

 

18:31 - @13:05

 

18:30 - Giants pen Benedict 2 minutes for interference

 

18:30 - Murdy prevents a wraparound

 

18:29 - Ulmer shoots wide

 

18:29 - I get the impression that both teams are just going through the motions somewhat

 

18:29 - a lot of neutral zone face offs not really making for an enticing game.

 

18:28 - 1-1 now in Sheffield

 

18:27 - just been told MNL has had a mention on icetime tv

 

18:26 - not much really happening. texter says its like a testimonial exhibition non contact game

 

18:25 - Devils FS I forgot to add

 

18:25 - Devils and Giants meandering in this game

 

18:23 - Giants in 2nd gear on PP

 

18:23 - Devils clear puck down to Murphy!!!

 

18:23 - Kill Devils Kill

 

18:22 - Devils pen S Hotham 2 minutes for slashing @7:40

 

18:21 - comes to nothing more than another Face off in the Giants zone

 

18:21 - another neutral zone face off

 

18:20 - Devis offence misfiring some

 

18:20 - no real big hits so far

 

18:19 - Devils cannot seem to get a sustained period of pressure going

 

18:18 - Leduc shoots but padded away by Murdy

 

18:18 - neutral zone face off

 

18:18 - Murdy collects the puck with easy and then recycles it

 

18:17 - Face off in the Devils zone

 

18:17 - Face off in the Giants zone leading to Giants breakway

 

18:17 - bit stoccato now with the game

 

18:16 - Devils offside again

 

18:15 - Devils offside

 

18:15 - Benti is on a line with Doucet

 

18:14 - quite a lively opening says our texter

 

18:13 - Chris Jones and Dr Piggot taking alternate shifts on wing

 

18:13 - Devils clear to neutral zone.

 

18:13 - Face off in the Devils zone

 

18:13 - Murdy saves again from Garside

 

18:12 - early sparring phase to the game

 

18:12 - Belfast shot high and wide

 

18:11 - as is Ulmer

 

18:11 - Asselin and haddad kept on same line

 

18:11 - Desmarais causing havoc behind the Devils nettie.

 

18:10 - Murdy called into action straight away

 

18:10 - we are underway.

 

18:09 - It was announced who the minutes silence was for but apparently for a former Devils fan who has passed away, our texter didn't catch the names

 

18:08 - Squeelers 1-0 up against Coventry in 2nd period

 

18:07 - Anthem time

 

18:07 - Minutes silence at the IAW, I assume for those that died in the atrocity in London last week

 

18:04 - Bordy is playing!!!

 

18:03 - Another full house at the IAW which has become the norm of late, well since Christmas for sure

 

18:02 - regular player intro on now

 

18:01 - Storm are 1-0 up over Panthers as it stands at the moment Coventry will miss out on the play offs and we will be playing Manchester

 

17:57 - 0-0 in Sheffield at end of 1st period

 

17:55 - videos being played on screen at IAW

 

17:54 - lights down at the IAW

 

17:54 - Culligan and Morrisette are also rested

 

17:53 - Andrew Lord is on the Bench

 

17:53 - Joey Martin Andrew Hotham are also Scratches

 

17:49 - thanks to Rhys Bennett for that bit of Info.

 

17:48 - Apparrently Ross Miller is the Back up Nettie for the Devils this evening.

 

17:47 - very quiet on predictions front tonight: first one is from Pat who goes for a 3-2 Devils win

 

17:46 - Bowns is completely rested and and is a healthy scratch.

 

17:43 - It looks like Murdy is a starter with an un-named backup on the scoresheet. Just wondering if Joe Myers is still contracted with the Devils

 

17:38 - Storm v Panthers now underway too.

 

17:37 - still 0-0 in Sheffield. Moose and Godfrey both called on Tripping and Cross Checking pens respectively

 

17:34 - Warm up has been undwerway for last 14 minutesn at the IAW

 

17:33 - Devils fan Huw Button is at the joe Louis arena in Detroit getting ready to watch the Red Wings in action and folowing MNL today

 

17:31 - The officials scheduled for tonight are Jan Smejkal with Lee Young and Matt Rose as Linos. Hicksy is at BBT's twin in Altrincham and Dean Smith is at Sheffield's house of Foil.

 

17:27 - along with his end of period summaries.

 

17:26 - Our lone texter this evening is Phil Egan, who will keep us updated on events at IAW

 

17:25 - The Sheffield game has already started and the current score is 0-0, The other game in Altrincham faces off in the next ten minutes or so

 

17:23 - it will be interesting to see how competitive tonights game is. There are four other games this evening but I will be focussing on the latest scores featuring the Sheffield v Coventry game and the Storm v Panthers game, the results of which will determine our opponents next weekend.

 

17:21 - Its a glorious Spring like early evening here in Treharris.

 

17:20 - Welcome back

 

10:02 - That's it for now, I will leave you to enjoy your sunday as best you see fit to, until 5:20pm

 

10:01 - Unlike a certain webcast company we wont be asking you to send in your pics of your pooches dressed in Devils kit.

 

10:00 - Don't forget to send your comments and/or predictions to matchnightlive@gmail.com, and the most printable ones will be included in the build up to face off.

 

09:54 - Challenge Cup (tick) League (tick) Conference (tick) with just 1 left to go to complete the grand slam. It will be interesting to see just how competitive tonights game is. Going by last night it might be surprisingly feisty?

 

09:52 - Good Morrning Hockey Fans on this first day of BST this year. Hope you remembered to put your clocks forward! I did. Join me (Russky) from about 5:20pm as we build up to the last game of the regular season

 
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