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Devils Lose in Overtime to Fife Flyers

Devils Lose in Overtime to Fife Flyers

The Devils ended up on the wrong side of a 5-4 overtime loss on Wednesday Night at Ice Arena Wales.

The Fife Flyers opened up a two-goal lead after 20 minutes of action, with goals coming from Joe Basaraba at 3:46 and then former Devil Paul Crowder at 19:19.

The Devils got back into the game with 2 powerplay goals in the middle period, first Joey Martin scored with Layne Ulmer and Matt Pope combing on the first goal for Cardiff at 24:00, then Bryce Reddick tied the game just 24 seconds later Charles Linglet and Mike Hedden picking up the assists.

Picture Below: Joey Martin scores the Devils first goal of the game

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But the Flyers got their lead back at 35:01 with a powerplay goal of their own from Mike Cazzola who banged the puck in past Ben Bowns to give the visitors a 3-2 advantage after 40 minutes of play.

It took the Devils just 78 seconds into the third period to tie the game when Layne Ulmer picked up a rebound off of a Joey Haddad shot, making it 3-3 at 41:18.  Again the Flyers took the lead with another powerplay goal, this time from Danick Gauthier at 50:04.  

Picture Below: Bryce Reddick scored a goal and an assist on Wednesday Night

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Matthew Myers tied the game up at 4 apiece when he tipped in a shot from Mark Richardson with Josh Batch getting the other assist at 53:11. The final 7 minutes ticked down without either team pulling off the win in regulation time.

Just 1:42 into overtime, Crowder skated through the Devils defence and although he didn’t score, Brett Bulmer picked up the rebound and fired it into a wide-open net to give the Flyers the 5-4 overtime win.  

Picture Below: The game-winner from Fife in Overtime 

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The Devils are in action on Saturday with an away trip to Milton Keynes then back on Sunday at Ice Arena Wales to take on the Belfast Giants.  The puck drops at 6:00pm.

Photo Credit: David Williams

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