Elite League: Fife Flyers 4, Manchester Storm 1; Manchester Storm 5, Fife Flyers 4 (after overtime)

Fired-up Fife Flyers earned revenge over Manchester Storm for Saturday’s 5-4 overtime defeat in the Storm Shelter thanks to a 3-0 first-period platform.

It took under-pressure Fife, with newcomer Dominik Salama making his home debut in goal, only eight minutes to register on the scoreboard with Johan Eriksson latching onto a pass from Kyle Osterberg and 18 seconds later it was 2-0 with the same player providing the finishing touch but this time being fed by Lucas Chiodo.

The Kirkcaldy club, with only 18 games left in the league during the regular season, desperately need points to stay in the play-off chase and they secured their third goal after 14 minutes, Troy Lajeunesse on the mark after a pass from Osterberg.

Storm went 4-0 down 12 minutes after that, Johan Eriksson netted on a power play with Teemu Pulkkinen and Chiodo involved in the move, but Storm opened their account with a goal from Cameron Crithlow after 35 minutes.

That proved to be their only counter on a night in which the English side were outshot 41-37 and Fife fans celebrated a welcome win and a welcome three-point weekend.

Meanwhile, netminder Kevin Lindskoug has joined Glasgow Clan just days after being released by Fife. He replaces Jake Kielly.

PICTURE: Fife at Manchester on Saturday courtesy of the Elite League

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