Fife Flyers hopes of a maximum point weekend were dashed by Cardiff Devils who won 6-4 at The Fife Ice Arena.
The visitors led 4-1 late in the second period but Fife rallied with three unanswered goals in 11, third period minutes to level at 4-4 before two goals in the dying minutes sealed their fate.
Dundee Stars playcaller Omar Pacha saw his squad skid to their fourth straight defeat and leave the Tayside team pointless after back-to-back home games.
And former Dundee player Charles Corcoran was heavily involved in the 5-3 defeat to Midlands combine Coventry Blaze which leaves the Tayside team propping up the ten-strong Elite League.
Stars travel to Glasgow Clan on Wednesday for the second-leg of the Challenge Cup quarter-final looking for a much-needed lift with the scoreline level at 1-1.
Meanwhile, Fife Flyers Danick Gauthier has been suspended for two games after an incident in the Kirkcaldy club’s 5-1 win at Dundee on Saturday involving Shawn Boutin.
No penalty was assessed by the referee but the incident was reviewed by the the league’s Department of Player Safety.