Dundee Tigers faced high-flying Aberdeen Lynx on Saturday with both teams defending unbeaten records in the SNL this season.
Tigers had the better of the early stages but ran into penalty trouble which allowed the visitors a foothold in the game.
The hosts successfully killed the penalties and soon got their own powerplay chance as first Aaron Thomson, then Callum Smith were assessed minor penalties.
However, the Lynx defence held firm and the first period ended goalless.
Lynx killed the rest of the penalty at the start of the second and gradually took control of the game, launching wave after wave of attack towards the Tigers’ net.
Mark McGill produced a string of fine saves to keep Lynx at bay and send the teams in level at the end of the second session.
Callum Turnbull eventually broke the deadlock for the home side in the final period, producing a fine finish after good work by Andy Henderson.
Further opportunities for both teams were turned away, before Paul Guilcher was sent to the penalty box for a hooking infringement.
Tigers absorbed the pressure well until Iain Malcolm pounced on a loose puck in the crease to poke it home and tie the game at 1-1 with less than four minutes remaining.
Both teams pressed for the win in the final minutes, but neither could find a way through and the points were shared.
North Ayrshire Wild bounced back from last weekend’s heavy defeat at Paisley Pirates with a 4-1 home victory over Kilmarnock Storm on Sunday.
Dundee Tigers 1-1 Aberdeen Lynx
North Ayrshire Wild 4-1 Kilmarnock Storm
(Image permission: Derek Black)