By Kris Smith
The Stars were missing injured forwards, Ben Brown and Hugo Reinhardt from their line-up and faced a Clan side with the same number of available players, but that did not stop the visitors from scoring straight from the opening face-off.
After just 24 seconds of play, Gabriel Chabot shot home a loose puck that had drifted to the right side of Anton Svensson’s goal and that sent the large travelling support of the Clan into eruption.
Although, the visitor’s noisy atmosphere was soon combatted by Dundee forward, Ian Parker as he dropped the gloves with Glasgow’s Brad Kennedy and the two went toe-to-toe at centre ice.
Six-foot-nine-inch, Parker would hold an extra seven inches over his opponent and his long reach allowed him to land some heavy and devastating blows that forced Kennedy to the ice and then to the dressing room for repairs as he was leaking blood.
The big Canadian’s bout had done exactly what he hoped for and turned the atmosphere and momentum fully into Dundee’s favour and they began hounding the Clan net with shots as they searched for the equaliser.
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All images: Derek Black.