Fife Flyers scored a goal in each period, including a pair on the powerplay, as the home team blanked the visiting Flames by a 3-0 count.
Flyers opened the scoring at 4:19 through Kyle Osterberg. A late Flames goal that looked to tie it was reversed on video review and the home team began the 2nd still ahead by a single.
In the 26th minute, a Ben Hawerchuck extra man goal was the only goal of the set and the Flyers had a 2 goal margin through 40 minutes despite being down 34-26 on shots at the break.
About midway through 3rd, Troy Lajeunesse, on another Fife powerplay, cemented the win with the final goal of the contest.
Eamon McAdam turned away 36 of 39 shots while Shane Owen was perfect for Fife on all 47 Flames shots.
“We had a good number of shots, but obviously you just are not going to win when you don’t score at all,” said Head Coach Paul Dixon.
“We are going to need some guys to help lead us out of that. We gave up a couple of powerplay goals and didn’t score on any of ours so special teams has to be a part of that too.”
“We are beyond frustrated, but we have to work around those feelings and try to be productive despite the circumstances and we will start again tomorrow night when at home to Coventry.”