Jarrod Skalde: “We found a way,” after Cardiff Devils last-gasp win

The Cardiff Devils celebrate after Josh Batch's winner. Credit: Cardiff Devils

Jarrod Skalde’s Cardiff Devils fought right until the death to earn a huge two points against Glasgow Clan.

It seemed like the Devils were going to drop points and find themselves slip out of a tight title race.

Five minutes and 55 seconds later that was no longer the case for Skalde’s side.

That’s all it took for an extremely impressive comeback from the second placed team.

Goals from Cole Sandford, Stephen Dixon, Josh Batch and Josh Waller were the difference makers for Cardiff.

However, Glasgow Clan were by no means poor scoring two of their own in 32 seconds.

Mitch Jones and Mathieu Roy providing two for their side in what was looking to be a massive win for the team.

The Clan had been on somewhat of a comeback of late finding their form in the Elite League.

It wasn’t meant to be for them however as with seven minutes left to play Sandford knocked in a rebound for 2-1.

And with the home ice advantage filling the team with confidence they went for more.

From here it must’ve seemed like a whirlwind for Cardiff fans who watched their team knock three more in.

Coaches Reaction: Cardiff Devils

An understandably jovial Skalde said of the performance: “I think we had some good momentum in the first period, we had a lot of puck possession, we had some offensive zone time, we just couldn’t find the back of the net.

“The message was, let’s play fast, let’s get some pucks to the net, I don’t think we challenged their goal-tender enough with some bad-angled shots.

“We waited until the end there, but once we got that first we were on our way.”

Coaches Reaction: Glasgow Clan

In contrast to this Malcolm Cameron, Head Coach of Glasgow said: “It was a great game for 51 minutes, but four goals in nine minutes, that’s pretty tough to take.

“It’s not the first time it’s happened against these guys, we’ve had a lead late in the third period against them all three times we’ve played and we find a way to just shoot ourselves in the foot.”

A frustrating night for the Clan and their fans, but an extremely memorable one for Devils fans.

Glasgow are now just three points ahead of Dundee Stars in ninth putting their playoff dreams in danger.

Cardiff on the other hand sit two points behind the Sheffield Steelers who have four games in hand on them.

Watch both sides coaches react here courtesy of Cardiff Devils YouTube Channel.

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