Three goals early in the final period gave Fife Flyers a timely boost as they took two Challenge Cup points in a 5-2 win over Edinburgh Capitals.
The home side took the lead inside the opening five minutes as Liam Heelis backhanded an effort into the Capitals net to draw first blood.
Pavel Shegalo was forced into making some key saves in the first for the visitors, the best of which coming from a chance from Chase Schaber.
Capitals equalised early in the second when Dens Trakhanov teed up Sergei Banashkov, who slotted a low shot beyond Fife goalie Andy Iles.
The home side restored their lead through Schaber, who buried a chance from close range and Fife were in front again.
Flyers killed the game off with three goals in the opening five minutes of the third session as Evan Bloodoff, Danick Gauthier and Heelis with his second all found the net.
The Caps hit back through Marek Tvrdon to close the gap to three, but he saw his night end early when he was overly aggressive with an official in protesting over an offside call.
In the end, Fife’s goal rush proved to be the difference they got an important home win to begin their campaign.
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