Todd Dutiaume, coach to Fife Flyers, whose side entertain Belfast Giants on Saturday at Kirkcaldy

Elite League: Dundee Stars 2, Belfast Giants 5

Dundee Stars suffered their third straight Elite League defeat when they were outshot by high-flying Belfast Giants on Tayside.

The 5-2 scoreline was set-up by a quickfire double either side of the first break.

And the Northern Irish side, who visit Fife Flyers tonight (SAT, 7.15pm) in the Elite League and Challenge Cup, Group B, kept their cool to claim their eighth win in regular time in 14 league fixtures.

Stars, who are second-bottom of the 12-strong table, brought the scoreline back to 3-1 but fourth-placed giants comfortably earned their fifth win in a row.

Earlier, injury-hit Giants raced to a 3-0 lead. The opener came in eight minutes when Seb Sylvestre was set up by Glasgow-born Colin Shields and Brendan Connolly.

And it was 2-0 with 41 seconds from the opening session when Sylvestre became playmaker form Connolly.

Steve Saviano netted unassisted only 33 seconds after the opening of the middle period.

Just under minutes later Stars opened their account when Riley Stadel netted with Gabriel Levesque and Marc-Olivier Mimar involved in the move.

The home side’s joy was short-lived as Shields scored after 32 minutes after Connolly and Giants’ skipper Blair Riley were involved in the build-up.

And Connolly popped in No 5 unassisted 13 minutes later to underline the visitors’ superiority.

Brian Hart scored three minutes later to give Stars a second after being set-up by Malcolm Gould.