The Fast and the Furious

Devils 4 – 3 Blaze After a gritty, physical road win against the Blaze on Friday, the Devils had a two goal lead coming into this second leg. But if anyone thought their place in Nottingham was assured, they were disavowed of that belief within 30 seconds. The Devils lost…

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Refocus required

Photo courtesy of Helen Brabon Devils 4 – 7 Storm After the constant pressure to get results every week to maintain their position at the top of the league, no-one could begrudge the Devils a couple of comedown games. They probably didn’t realise the psychological toll that pressure takes until…

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Back to back

Giants 2 – 3 Devils The victory against Sheffield on Wednesday, and superior regulation wins meant that a win against Belfast tonight would seal the league and the conference titles for the Devils. A Friday night game in Belfast meant that even with the championship up for grabs, like most…

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Violent fires

Devils 6 – 3 Steelers After a perplexing defeat away to Sheffield on Sunday, when the Devils dominated most of the play, outshot the home side by a considerable margin, but still came away with nothing, there was a sense that tonight they wanted to rectify any impression of crumbling…

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Tooth and claw

Giants 6 – 3 Devils Last week’s league encounter between these two teams had easily gone the way of the Devils, but no-one thought this Cup final would be so one-sided. Not least in this was the return of Rutherford who had been the scourge of the Devils in Belfast.…

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Oh, Justin Faryna

Photo courtesy of Helen Brabon Devils 7 – 3 Panthers After an efficient road win the previous night in Milton Keynes, it was back to business at the IAW, after Wednesday night’s legendary comeback. With Louis still out, it provided another opportunity for Paris to demonstrate his continued improvement since…

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Lazarus 2.0

Devils 7 – 1 Steelers After going down 6-2 last week in the semi-final first leg up in Sheffield, there was a sense the Devils could still make the final of what they have come to regard as ‘their’ cup. But it would take a monumental effort. And that was…

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On the title causeway

Giants 4 – 3 Devils (OS) Giants 2 – 3 Devils (OT) This fixture weekend last year witnessed the Miracle of Belfast (as nobody is calling it), when the Devils came from 3-0 behind in the third period to win 4-3. That win more than any other made the title…

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Just the business

Devils 4 – 1 Fife With an away defeat last night, and with the memory of that 8-6 reversal from Fife’s last visit still raw, there was a necessity for a win and dominant performance tonight. Josh Batch returned, sharing the fourth line with Myers, who is having a gritty,…

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