The Devils took back first place in the Elite League standings with a shutout win over the Glasgow Clan on Sunday Night in Viola Arena.
Ben Bowns stopped all 25 shots he faced to lead the Devils to victory. Sunday was Bowns’ 4th shutout in the last 6 games.
Pictured Below: Ben Bowns makes one of his 25 saves on the night (credit Helen Brabon)
After a scoreless opening period, the Devils finally broke the deadlock at 28:23 when Mike Hedden set up Sean Bentivoglio to make it 1-0.
Pictured Below: Sean Bentivoglio celebrates his opening goal (credit David Williams)
The Devils doubled their lead with a powerplay goal at 47:07 when Stephen Dixon tipped a shot from Charles Linglet past Joel Rumpel to make it 2-0.
The Devils penalty kill had to be on form in the final 12 minutes when they found themselves in some penalty trouble. The Clan had a 5 on 3 advantage for over a minute but the Devils blocked shot after shot and when the Clan got through, Ben Bowns was there to shut the door.
Pictured Below: Goalscorer Stephen Dixon battles with a Clan defender (credit Helen Brabon)
The Devils hung on for the crucial 2-0 win and Bowns picked up the Man of the Match for his 25 save shutout victory.
Photo Credit: Helen Brabon & David WIlliams