Indians too good for Devils
Cardiff leave Gothenburg with heavy defeat
If there was anyone wondering why Frölunda Indians have won three out of five Champions Hockey League trophies, then they saw it live on FreeSports this evening.
Cardiff arrived in Gothenburg top of Group H, but after a Matt Pope giveaway was converted by Patrik Carlsson after 35 seconds, the Devils had more than a mountain to climb against the defending champions.
One down after 20 minutes, captain Joel Lundqvist put the Devils two behind at 23:30, although a fine effort from Joey Martin pulled the Devils back into the game just over a minute later. Frölunda however added goals from Karl Stollery at 27:07 and LA Kings draft pick Samuel Fagemo in the period, however Ben Bowns' unreal save to deny a 2-on-0 was undoubtedly the highlight for Cardiff and their 200 travelling fans.
Joey Haddad pulled the score back to 5-2 at 44:21 after Jacob Peterson had scored for the hosts, but after Lundqvist made it six the Indians ran riot. Brandon Gormley, Fagemo again, and another from Lundqvist to complete his hat-trick gave the home side a commanding 9-2 win.