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Cardiff Devils 2 - 4 Sheffield Steelers
Faceoff: 19:00 - 28/09/13
Neil Francis Post Game Interview
Challenge Cup Group B
Cardiff Devils 2 Sheffield Steelers 4
Cardiff Devils and Sheffield Steelers meet this weekend in back to back Challenge Cup game and after this one it’s advantage to Sheffield. With the visitors hitting four straight by the end of the second period the hosts never recovered from that set back despite netting twice in the third.
It was the Steelers who went in after the opening twenty minutes with a two goal lead. They opened the scoring with a goal from Jeff Legue at 10.07. They doubled their lead with only 26 seconds remaining in the period as Drew Fata netted on the powerplay.
A brace from Robert Dowd in the second period increased the Steelers lead as he netted at 27.44 and then again on the powerplay at 29.21. The Devils got on the board at 37.12 with a strike from Mark Richardson.
With 55 seconds gone in the third period Cardiff pulled back another as Andrew Lord netted with a 5 on 3 powerplay. Despite getting this early strike the home side could not make any further in roads and the Steelers took the points.
Dan Lacosta 12+10+10=32
Frank Doyle 13+20+14=47
Mark Richardson assisted on Devils second goal to record his 200th all-time Elite League point.