Thomas Murdy started in goal and got the shutout win for the Devils over the Edinburgh Capitals.
The Devils dominated the opening period, outshooting the Capitals 14 to 3. Despite the lopsided shot count, Edinburgh weathered the storm until midway through the period. Josh Batch wristed a shot in on goal and Matthew Myers tipped it to put the Devils up 1-0 at 11:03. Just over a minute later, Layne Ulmer found Patrick Asselin in front of the net at 12:12 to double the lead.
The Devils made it 3-0 at 16:19 when Joey Haddad rifled a shot over the shoulder of Jordan McLaughlin with Joey Martin and Matt Pope drawing the assists on the goal. The Devils scored a powerplay goal to finish the period with Martin finding Jake Morissette at the side of the net who made it 4-0 with 31 seconds left in the period.
The Devils made it 5-0 when Paul Crowder found Mark Richardson streaking in from the blueline who had enough time to walk around a sprawling McLaughlin to tuck it in the net at 23:38. At 36:39 Matt Pope scored goal number six for the Devils, then Gleason Fournier made it 7-0 when he collected his own rebound and put it past McLaughlin at 38:17.
The lone goal of the final period came from Patrick Asselin with 1:34 left on the clock with Matthew Myers and Andrew Hotham assisting on the goal. His assist on the goal was Myers’ 500th career point in the EIHL. Thomas Murdy got the shutout win for the Devils making 15 saves for the 8-0 win.
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