An early goal in each of the 1st and 2nd periods put Flames in front by a margin they would never fully give up before adding 3 more to secure a 5-2 road win at Cardiff Devils.
95 seconds into the opening frame, Peter Crinella staked Flames to a lead they would still have to start the middle set.
Just over 2 minutes into the 2nd, Bradley Lalonde doubled the visitor’s advantage. At 28:33 Joey Martin cut Devils deficit to a single, but a 36th minute Ryan Tait goal had Flames up a pair as the period closed.
Jordan Klimek all but put the game away with his strike at 43:50 and an empty need add on by Daniel Tedesco with just over 3 minutes to go widened the gap before Devils final counter less than a minute from time through Ryan Penny.
Eamon McAdam made 27 saves on 29 shots while Devils' netminder Taran Kozun was 28 of 32.
“We certainly feel a lot better coming out of this game than we did on Wednesday night,” explained Paul Dixon.
“We all really wanted a good bounceback performance and we definitely got that tonight.”
“Timely scoring helped us play nearly the whole night with a lead, and we played so much tighter in our own end than just a few days ago. We got in lanes, tipped pucks, blocked shots and tried to make it difficult for a highly skilled Cardiff team to get through. When they did break through, Eamon stood tall to make sure we could translate the game to a win.”
“Like Wednesday though, it is just one game and now it is back to home ice where we need to set ourselves for another solid test against Coventry Blaze.”