Sheffield Steelers sealed their first Conference win tonight - and they did it in some style.
Paul Thompson's men had suffered defeats on the four occasions they had played their own Erhardt Conference rivals, three of them at home.
Tonight, while starting against champions Cardiff Devils, and without the acclimatising, new signing Andre Deveaux, they started to put that right.
Mathieu Roy was icing in a new position, on the third line with Tim Wallace and Andreas Jamtin.
Devils began the night six points behind second place Sheffield, but have no fewer than five games in hand, despite the fact it's only October.
And they had an early chance on 90 seconds, with Josh Batch firing wide.
Levi Nelson had an effort straight into goalie Ben Bowns' chest as Sheffield dominated.
Then they went ahead on the penalty kill, John Armstrong feeding Colton Fretter, from behind the net after a distribution boob by Bowns.
Armstrong had been the first period's best player.
At 18:48 it was the Fretter show again, assisting on a Matt Marquardt goal.
Devils didn't react like champions in the middle period, creating little of value, while a clever Nelson tip brought the best out of Bowns.
Pressure around the visitors crease saw Steelers widen their advantage, Andreas Jamtin scoring his second goal in three games.
Devils were over-run..it was 4-0 at 43;58 when man of the match Marquardt helped himself himself to his second of the night by converting a Mark Matheson bounce of the end boards.
Saturday 21st October
Braehead Clan 4 Milton Keynes Lightning 3
Coventry Blaze 2 Dundee Stars 3 (OT)
Manchester Storm 3 Fife Flyers 2
Nottingham Panthers 5 Edinburgh Capitals 2
Sheffield Steelers 4 Cardiff Devils 0
Sunday 22nd October
Cardiff Devils v Nottingham Panthers - 6.00pm
Dundee Stars v Coventry Blaze - 6.30pm
Edinburgh Capitals v Milton Keynes Lightning - 6.00pm
Fife Flyers v Braehead Clan - 6.30pm
Guildford Flames v Manchester Storm - 6.00pm
Sheffield Steelers v Belfast Giants - 5.00pm