Hull Stingrays finally got their season going with a first outright victory in the Elite League after a 2-1 success in Dundee.
The Rays trailed early-on but got back on level terms thanks to player-coach Sylvain Cloutier.
The points were secured by Jason Silverthorn's short-handed strike.
A relieved Cloutier told BBC Radio Humberside: "It's been a long time coming and after seven straight losses, it's good to finally win."
It was their first win in regulation time this season, with their only other two-pointer came after a penalty shoot-out at home to the Fife Flyers.
The victory came off the back of a disappointing 3-2 home defeat by the Edinburgh Capitals 24 hours earlier.
The side from Scotland started the game as the bottom-placed side in the Elite League and goals from Dominic Osman and Silverthorn could not paper over the defensive cracks as the Rays hit a season low at the Hull Arena.
BBC Radio Humberside Sport understands that coach Cloutier is expected to make changes to his line-up after a start to the season that has seen them pick up just five points from their first 12 games of the league season.
Add to that, a four-game winless run in the Challenge Cup which leaves them bottom of Group B and unable to qualify for the semi-finals of the competition and Cloutier has indicated a need for change on the ice.