Mixed record for the Devils

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Cardiff Devils seem to rely on "get out of jail" play to win their games. It worked once last weekend, but failed at the second attempt, writes Steve Pinder. The victims were Fife Flyers, who took a 2-1 lead in the first period. Cardiff netted four in the second, but conceded three and the period ended 5-5.

Chris Palmer restored Fife's lead only for Doug McEwen to equalise. Devils finally upped the tempo and a slapshot by Jason Stone, with two minutes left, was claimed by Randy Smith whose stick touched it.

Cardiff were found out the next day, at Basingstoke Bison. The first period ended 2-1 to Bison but a straight hat-trick from Kevin Conway in the second saw Bison win 6-3.

It is autumn - so Tony Hand must be leading scorer. The former Murrayfield player has moved to Sheffield Steelers and their 8-2 dismissal of Slough, with Hand scoring once, took his total to 100 points.

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