Coventry Blaze 3 - 1 Cardiff Devils
Faceoff: 17:15 - 19/01/14
Blaze completed a four-point weekend with a narrow win over Devils, with Kelsey Wilson’s insurance marker in the last second of regulation into the empty net securing both points on the night.
No scoring in the first but that all changed in the middle session with Blaze taking a 2-0 lead with two quick powerplay strikes. Marksman Ryan Ginand scored both at 25.07 and at 27.18 to put his side in the driving seat. Devils however, hit back and at 33.40 were back to within a goal as Mac Faulkner fired past Mike Zacharias in the Blaze net.
The third period looked as if it was going to end scoreless with Blaze effectively repelling any Devils offence and it was left to new signing Wilson to put the icing on the cake with his strike at 59.59 after Devils had pulled goaltender Kamil Kosowski for the extra skater.
Period Scores: 0-0, 2-1, 1-0
Penalty Mins: Cov 25+4+0=29, Car 29+4+2=35
Powerplay: Cov 2/5, Car 0/2
Shots On: Mike Zacharias 13+17+7=37, Kamil Kosowski 14+12+11=37 + 1 ENG
Referee: Tom Darnell