Braehead Clan avenged their heavy home defeat the night before to get back to winning ways on Tuesday as they continued Edinburgh Capitals’ Christmas misery with a 7-2 victory over the Murrayfield side.
After substantial losses to Belfast Giants and Fife Flyers, the Caps returned home hoping to arrest their recent slide in form, but Braehead were in no mood to let that happen.
Fuelled with a desire to put things right themselves following a dismal night at the Braehead Arena at home to the Giants 24 hours earlier - the Northern Irish side won 5-1 - Ryan Finnerty's side dominated proceedings in Edinburgh here.
The Capitals got the best possible start when Matt Tipoff scored within the opening couple of minutes, but Braehead were in front by the end of the first.
Goals from former Cap Callum Boyd and Mike Hammond soon turned the game in their favour and they built on it in the second period.
Two from Scott Pitt turned a single goal lead into a three-goal lead as Braehead began the make the scoreline more comfortable.
Then a Matt Beca penalty shot made it 5-1 before Michal Dobron pulled one back for the home team as the game moved into the third period.
Boyd missed a penalty shot later in the third period, but Edinburgh couldn’t cut into their opponents’ lead as Clan scored two more, through Matt Keith and Daniel Åhsberg to wrap up the game.
As a result of this two-point haul, it means Braehead now leap back up above Manchester Storm into fifth place in the EIHL standings, albeit having played three games more.
Edinburgh remain bottom with a run of five losses on the spin.
The frantic and cluttered fixture calendar now presents Finnerty's team with the chance to really build some momentum going into the new year.
With only a day off today, the Clan are back in action tomorrow night with the visit of Dundee Stars to the Braehead Arena before they set sail to Belfast the following day for the second meeting with Belfast in the space of a week.