Taz Burman made 28 saves and Ben O’Connor bagged the overtime winner to help Flames record a 3-2 win at Fife Flyers.
Just over 5 minutes in, Drake Pilon set Flyers to a lead they would hold through the opening frame.
At the 27 minute mark, Patrick Bajkov pulled the visitors even. O’Connor had them in a lead at 29:27, but a Flyers reply through Max Humitz just 25 seconds after that levelled it at a pair each and that score help up for the remainder of the 2nd and the entirety of the 3rd.
63 seconds into overtime, O’Connor converted a Ryan Tait feed and put it behind former Flames netminder Kevin Lindskoug to secure the extra table point.
Burman turned away all but 2 of the 30 shots he faced, while Lindskoug was 24 for 27.
“It has always been a difficult place to collect points at Fife, and after they shut us down entirely on our visit earlier this season it was nice to be able to close out overtime with both points tonight,” said Head Coach Paul Dixon.
“The key tonight was hanging in there against the early pressure and not allowing them to get a lead that was too big to come back from before we turned the ice a bit more in the 2nd and 3rd periods.”
“Taz made some excellent saves to keep the score at a place where we could be a bit patient and wait for some offence to come.”
“It’s a great way to start this set of games but a long trip back ahead of tomorrow’s key game at home against Manchester.”