Glasgow Clan vs Cardiff Devils

Braehead Arena, Glasgow (Face off 6pm)

Ticket details:  Glasgow Clan

Webcast:  Clan TV

It comes down to this.  Our final home game of the season and a final chance to end the season in Nottingham among the last four standing, but that big Welsh barrier remains in Clan’s way.

After Saturday’s 4-3 win in Ice Arena Wales, it’s all to play for and as the buzz around this game continues, it’s going to be one hell of a final push.

Clan’s win may have raised a few eyebrows, but if anyone thinks it’s foregone conclusion at this point, then they should seriously think again.

Devils have won two out of three in Glasgow and have shown throughout the season they have the players that can make a difference.

Losing the home leg will be disappointing, but it’s only half time, as the cliche goes and we could see quite the game as a trip to Nottingham next week awaits the winners.

FORM GUIDE

GLASGOW CLAN

Last Six Games:

Sat 23/04 POQF 1L vs Cardiff Devils (a) W 4-3

Sun 17/04 PSEL vs Fife Flyers (a) W 4-3

Sat 16/04 PSEL vs Fife Flyers (h) W 7-2

Wed 13/04 PSEL vs Sheffield Steelers (h) W 2-0

Sun 10/04 PSEL vs Coventry Blaze (a) L 0-2

Sat 09/04 PSEL vs Manchester Storm (h) W 7-4

CARDIFF DEVILS

Last Six Games:

Sat 23/04 POQF 1L vs Glasgow Clan (h) L 3-4

Sun 17/04 PSEL vs Nottingham Panthers (a) W 7-3

Sat 16/04 PSEL vs Dundee Stars (h) W 4-1

Sun 10/04 PSEL vs Manchester Storm (a) W 4-1

Sat 09/04 PSEL vs Guildford Flames (h) L 1-2 (After Overtime)

Sun 02/04 PSEL vs Guildford Flames (a) L 5-6 (After Overtime)

THE SEASON SO FAR

Sun 19/12 Glasgow Clan 2 Cardiff Devils 5

Wed 12/01 Glasgow Clan 2 Cardiff Devils 3

Wed 09/02 Cardiff Devils 4 Glasgow Clan 2

Sun 27/02 Glasgow Clan 6 Cardiff Devils 3

Sun 06/03 Cardiff Devils 3 Glasgow Clan 1

Fri 18/03 Cardiff Devils 4 Glasgow Clan 2

Sat 23/04 Cardiff Devils 3 Glasgow Clan 4

BEST PLAY-OFF RECORD

Cardiff Devils – Winners 2018, 2019

Glasgow Clan – Semi Finalists 2014

(PHOTO: David Williams)

PLAYER TO WATCH

#43 Matt Register

The Devils defenceman has brought a lot of experience and as he’s shown against Glasgow Clan this season, he tends to be handy around the goal as well.

Register has three goals and six assists against Malcolm Cameron’s men, but when you consider they’ve come in the last five meetings between the teams – including a goal and an assist in Saturday’s play-off first leg, it’s an impressive record.

The 32-year-old was brought in by Jarrod Skalde last summer and integrated himself well in the Cardiff line-up, with good vision in the play and solid defensive displays.

His scoring record is an added bonus and maybe something Devils can lean on as they look to negotiate a way past the Clan.

THE NUMBERS GAME

0

Number of goals scored by Glasgow Clan in their last two home play-off quarter finals, against Dundee Stars (2017) and Guildford Flames (2018)

65

Number of combined shots on goal in Saturday’s first leg at Ice Arena Wales, with Devils having 39 attempts and Clan with 26.

7

Number of points picked up by Clan’s #37 Nolan LaPorte in his last four games for the Clan, including his two goals in Cardiff on Saturday

56

This is Clan’s 56th game of the season since returning from the Covid pandemic in November and have won 24 of those games under Malcolm Cameron

Photos by Al Goold unless stated