THe regular season is over and it's playoff time for the Elite League starting Saturday Night in Cardiff.
A three goal surge in the first period was all the Devils needed to seal the win over the Panthers on Sunday Night.
The Devils scored five minutes into the game when Joey Haddad finished off a great passing play between Layne Ulmer and Patrick Asselin at 5:10.
Pictured below: Goal scorer Joey Haddad deflects the puck in front of the goal
The Devils powerplay doubled the lead at 9:43 when Layne Ulmer finished off a pass from Andrew Hotham with Joey Martin drawing the second assist.
Pictured below: Layne Ulmer's powerplay goal
Three minutes later, Mark Richardson made it 3-0 when Matthew Myers found him with a perfect pass to fire it past Jindrich Pacl in goal for the Panthers at 12:04. That was all the scoring for the period and the Devils took their 3-0 lead into the first intermission.
Pictured below: Mark Richardson scored the Devils' 3rd goal
The Panthers had two powerplay opportunities in the second period, but failed to convert with the man advantage. The Devils killed all three chances the Panthers had on the powerplay while the Devils went 1 for 3 on the powerplay.
Pictured below: Bowns celebrates the shutout with Lord and Murdy
Ben Bowns stood tall for the final period of play, turning away all 9 shots he faced in the 3rd and finished with 28 saves for his second shutout of the season, both coming against the Panthers.
Photo Credit: Helen Brabon & Richard Murray