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ICE HOCKEY PLAY-OFFS LIVE: Milton Keynes Lightning v Swindon Wildcats

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  • Wildcats visit Milton Keynes Lightning at the Skydome in Coventry.
  • Lightning hold a 3-2 lead from the first-leg last night.
  • Cats won 3-0 in their last visit to the Skydome earlier this month.

9:51pm

I'm going to sign off after another successful weekend for Cats.

They are heading back to Coventry on Saturday for finals weekend!

Read my full report and reaction in tomorrow's Adver.

9:49pm

Well Wildcats fans I've hope you've had a safe journey home and that you've started to get your voices back...you'll need them next weekend.

Ryan Aldridge said after the game: "We knew that we just had to win the game, not necessarily by two goals.

"Let us now concentrate on winning next Saturday before we start to think about winning the whole thing."

7:46pm

Stevie Lyle is Cats man of the match, he was immense

7:43pm

The players and fans have gone wild, they will all be back here next weekend

7:43pm

THAT IS IT CATS HAVE WON THE TIE, THEY'VE WON 3-1 ON THE NIGHT AND 4-2 ON AGGREGATE

7:42pm

Just 11 seconds left

7:41pm

Cats are back in front

7:41pm

Kostal was brought down in front of the Lightning goal ready to shoot, he runs the penalty and slips it past Wall on 59.33

7:40pm

GOAL CATS

7:39pm

There are just 36 seconds left

7:38pm

Oh dear, Lightning score with 2.02 remaining Carlon puts them level overall

7:36pm

GOAL LIGHTNING

7:36pm

Lascek shoots on 57.50, but Lyle saves

7:35pm

Sandvik was penalised for hooking

7:34pm

Lightning have called a time out

7:34pm

Now Sandvik is binned on 56.44

7:33pm

Three and a half minutes for Cats to hold on

7:32pm

Now Stevie Whitfield is binned for tripping Carlon as he was about to pull the trigger

7:31pm

Cats back to full strength

7:31pm

This back to the wall stuff from Cats with less than five minutes to go, Lyle is being immense

7:30pm

YOUR SAY
 

7:30pm

YOUR SAY
 

7:29pm

YOUR SAY
 

7:28pm

Sam Godfrey is binned for tripping, but if he hadn't Lightning would have scored, taking one for the team

7:26pm

This tie isn't over by a long shot, but it now favours Cats

7:25pm

YOUR SAY
 

7:23pm

Henri Sandvik fires Cats 2-0 up on the night, and 4-2 on aggregate, on 49.57 when he tucks away Kostal's pass

7:23pm

GOAL CATS

7:21pm

Both Smith and Jamieson are available to ice again

7:21pm

He was penalised for interference

7:20pm

Moore is sent to the bin on 48.22

7:19pm

Aaron Nell fires Cats into the lead on 47.08 and brings the tie level after he was played in by Jan Kostal.

7:17pm

GOAL CATS

7:17pm

YOUR SAY
 

7:15pm

Six minutes into this final period and it is still 0-0

7:12pm

Cats back to full strength

7:11pm

Emersic shoots from range but Lyle saves

7:09pm

Hoog gets a two minute rest for tripping

7:07pm

And it is Lightning who go on the attack, but Carlon's shoots wide

7:06pm

And we are underway for the final period

7:06pm

There is a huge cheer from the large travelling section of Cats fans as the players return to the ice

7:04pm

Here we go for the biggest 20 minutes of Wildcats season, the players are back out for the final period

7:03pm

YOUR SAY
 

6:59pm

The second period was a fiesty affair, but alas for Wildcats another goalless 20 minutes. They need a goal to force this play-off into overtime, or two to win it outright

6:58pm

YOUR SAY
 

6:49pm

End of period 2 it's still 0-0, Lightning still lead 3-2 on aggregate

6:48pm

Into the final minute of the period

6:46pm

Less than 2 minutes of the period remain

6:45pm

Bowers is back for MK

6:43pm

Hoog twice tries his luck from range but he can't find a way through Wall

6:41pm

Sandvik is sent crashing to the ice and now Ross Bowers is binned following another fracas

6:39pm

They both got binned for spearing

6:37pm

YOUR SAY
 

6:36pm

Smith and Leigh Jamieson get binned as tempers boil over

6:35pm

Six minutes of the second period remain

6:32pm

Pekkarinen tries his luck from range but Wall catches the puck

6:28pm

Carlon is back, but for how long?

6:26pm

Carlon returns but is quickly back in the bin for high sticks

6:24pm

Cats piled on the pressure but could not force the puck home

6:21pm

Hoog goes on the attack but Wall saves

6:21pm

Lascek is back for Lightning

6:21pm

Nell should have done better there but skies the puck

6:20pm

Tom Carlon gets a rest for elbowing

6:18pm

Harding tries his luck for Cats by Wall saves

6:16pm

And is tripped by Lascek, who is binned

6:15pm

Sandvik is back

6:15pm

Farn shoots but Lyle saves

6:13pm

Lightning back to full strength 

6:11pm

Sandvik is binned for boarding

6:11pm

Kostal shoots but his effort is saved by Stephen Wall

6:10pm

Grant McPherson is binned for slashing

6:07pm

YOUR SAY
 

6:07pm

And we are underway again

6:06pm

A big 20 minutes is required by Cats

6:05pm

The players are back on the ice for the second period

6:02pm

Cats players are starting to emerge for the second period

5:59pm

YOUR SAY
 

5:56pm

It was an even first period, Cats are desperately trying to overhaul this deficit

5:49pm

End of period one it's 0-0, Lightning lead 3-2 on aggregate

5:48pm

YOUR SAY
 

5:47pm

Just under 2 minutes of the first period remain

5:46pm

Lightning back to full strength

5:42pm

It's all getting a bit feisty here

5:41pm

Ross Green is binned for the hosts for interference

5:39pm

Cats are trying hard but Lightning are being patient with their build up play

5:39pm

Nell is back on the ice

5:37pm

Aaron Nell is binned for tripping, he didn't even wait for the official to tell him

5:32pm

Stevie Lyle makes a save after Jordan Cownie shoots

5:30pm

Both teams back to full strength as Jan Kostal tries his luck

5:29pm

YOUR SAY
 

5:28pm

Both teams have had players sent to the bin, Smith and Lascek

5:27pm

5:18pm Sun 30 Mar 14

antandhelen says

Who are the officials tonight?

O'Hallaran, Earl, Hamilton and Matthews

5:26pm

There is a nervous edge to Cats in the opening few minutes

5:24pm

YOUR SAY
 

5:24pm

Sam Smith has Cats first shot, it goes wide

5:21pm

And we are underway

5:20pm

Here we go, an hour for Cats to turn this tie around and book their place at finals weekend

5:16pm

Now the Lightning have taken to the ice

5:16pm

YOUR SAY
 

5:15pm

Cats players are on the ice

5:14pm

Cats players are on the edge of the ice, and I'm afraid to say Sam Bullas won't play.

5:11pm

5:11pm

YOUR SAY
 

5:11pm

YOUR SAY
 

5:07pm

YOUR SAY
 

5:05pm

Don't forget it is easy to get in touch.

Simply leave your comments below, but please keep it clean it is a family show after all.

Or use #wildcatslive on Twitter

5:03pm

When I got here, Sam Bullas was hobbling around the Skydome with his ankle heavily strapped.

He didn't take part in the warm-up either.

Bullas sustained the injury in the first period last night, but came back to play through the pain barrier.

Just how much that has taken put him I don't, as soon I as I know whether he is playing or not I'll let you know.

5:00pm

4:59pm

Good evening and welcome to ice hockey live.

It is all pretty for Wildcats tonight, win by two clear goals or the play-offs are over for another year.

Lightning won the first-leg at the Link Centre last night 3-2, however, Cats won 3-0 here earlier this month.

3:23pm

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5:18pm Sun 30 Mar 14

antandhelen says...

Who are the officials tonight?
Who are the officials tonight? antandhelen
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8:54pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Di kanny oh says...

I make it 5-4 on aggregate surely.
I make it 5-4 on aggregate surely. Di kanny oh
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11:36pm Sun 30 Mar 14

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