The Stena Line Belfast Giants made an impressive start to a three game weekend with a 5-1 defeat of the Milton Keynes Lightning in Belfast on Friday night.
A game winning goal from Kyle Baun as well as three final period goals gave the Giants two valuable Elite League points.
Both sides will come face-to-face again on Saturday night, face-off 7pm at The SSE Arena, before the Giants travel to Coventry on Sunday.
The Giants dominated the opening period in Belfast and got their deserved breakthrough at 16:09 through Francis Beauvillier.
Then Georgs Golovkovs’ shot squeezed it’s way into the Belfast goal at 24:43, assisted by Eric Neiley.
The Giants regained the lead at 36:23 through Kyle Baun.
The Giants came flying out of the blocks in the final period and Jonathan Boxill scored.
Pat Dwyer made it 4-1 on the powerplay at 47:29 with a fine finish, assisted by Dustin Johner and Kyle Baun.
Captain Blair Riley made it five on the night at 48:45, assisted by David Rutherford, as the home side made it two powerplay goals.