Devils Top HC Davos in overtime for first Champions League win

Devils Top HC Davos in overtime for first Champions League win

It might have taken overtime, but the Devils got their first Champions Hockey League win over Swiss powerhouse HC Davos on Sunday night.


HC Davos scored early, when Nando Eggenberger took a pass from Fabian Heldner to roof the puck past Ben Bowns at 3:23 of the opening period.  At 11:38, the Devils drew level when Andrew Hotham fed a perfect cross-ice pass to Mark Richardson who hammered the puck past Joren van Pottelberghe in the Davos net. 


With the clock ticking down in the opening period and the Devils on a powerplay, Joey Martin took a pass from Sean Bentivoglio and found a way past Pottelberghe to give the Devils a 2-1 lead at 19:41.


The middle period saw Davos score twice, first at 22:43 from Andres Ambuhl to tie the game, then at 33:27 from Dario Simion to take the 3-2 lead over the home side. But again, the Devils powerplay went to work, scoring in the final minute of the period to tie the game at 3-3, this time from Matt Pope with assists going to Andrew Hotham and Joey Martin.

The final period saw plenty of chances for both sides and despite powerplay chances for Davos and Cardiff, the goaltenders kept the score tied at 3-3, which set this one up overtime. 


The Devils got a late powerplay opportunity when Andres Ambuhl was called for tripping at 58:45, and the Devils thought they won the game when Joey Martin scored, but the goal was disallowed because Matt Pope was ruled to be in the crease.

The Devils remained on the powerplay into the extra period, and it only took 23 seconds for Drew Paris to blast the puck into the back of the Davos net to give the Devils the historic win. Watch the OT winning goal below:

Watch the postgame interviews with both coaches below:

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