By Kris Smith
The Stars were five players short of a full line-up as Ben Brown and Jonathan McBean fulfilled their two-way contracts and Ben Sokay, Kris Inglis and Craig Garrigan all sat out through injury.
However, Dundee made the better start to the match out of the two teams and shortly after an early powerplay chance expired, they took the lead through Hugo Reinhardt.
The Swede took a pass from Chris Gerrie in the 10th minute and from the slot, he fired high over the shoulder of Zach Driscoll to put the Stars ahead in Glasgow.
From then on, the rest of the first period was dominated by penalties as both teams had a few minors to kill off and did so successfully, but the first signs of what would turn out to be a feisty affair in this Scottish rivalry match, showed in the final seconds of the opening stanza.
Displeased after being caught with Ryan Verrier’s stick, Glasgow’s Jordan Buesa rushed at the Stars defender and checked him in the head before dropping the gloves, as the pair went toe-to-toe quickly.
The fight was over swiftly after a few blows, and Buesa’s night also ended there as he was ejected from the game for checking his opponent in the head, while Verrier was assessed the standard five-minute major for fighting.
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Banner and feature image: Al Goold.