The Stena Line Belfast Giants edged Friday’s Elite League encounter in Fife. David Rutherford’s game winning goal at 8:21 in the second period was enough to see the Giants leapfrog the Flyers into first place.
Blair Riley opened the scoring at the end of the opening period – firing the Giants in front at 18:23, assisted by David Rutherford and Darcy Murphy.
Rutherford then grabbed a goal of his own at 28:21, assisted by Guillaume Gelinas and Riley.
Paul Crowder pulled one back for the hosts at 44:54, though Tyler Beskorowany and the Giants defence held firm for an opening win in their weekend triple header in Scotland.
Fife Flyers 1-2 Stena Line Belfast Giants
Man of the Match
#91 David Rutherford (1 Goal + 1 Assist)