A win at home on Saturday night would see the Storm leapfrog Dundee into sixth spot in the Elite League standings. The Stars themselves were looking to break a five game losing streak. A fast paced, end to end first period ended with no real incident.

Despite slightly out shooting the visitors the hosts couldn’t quite convert their golden chances. Critchlow and Tremblay came the closest against young Brit Lucas Brine in Dundee’s crease – both forwards putting the puck just wide on both occasions. The opening period would remain scoreless heading into the first intermission. The deadlock was broken within the first two minutes of the restart when Elmer found himself one on one with Weninger, and casually placed the puck five hole to put the Stars up by one.

The game was levelled at one a piece as Hinam despatched a well placed shot high over Brine’s glove. A shorthanded goal assisted by Tremblay on a breakaway. The Stars regained the lead, with two minutes left in the period, through a simple cross crease passing play which left Weninger with too much space to try and cover – Naas combining well with fellow top scorer Valentini to take a one goal lead at the end of the second.

Another cagey opening first ten minutes passed until the Stars found themselves on the powerplay and took full advantage with some sustained pressure, which culminated in Beaudoin finding the twine to put his side up by two. A huge response by the Storm saw them raise the roof with two goals in less than a minute.

First through Corneil who somehow managed to get the puck over the line, followed by a nice play by Martan to tie the game at three all. A tense final five minutes played out with Storm coming close on several occasions but not converting, and the game headed to overtime. Chance after chance went by until finally Cam Critchlow roofed the puck past Brine to secure the two points.