Derrick Walser claimed the difference between the Belfast Giants' two performances in their double header against the Coventry Blaze was the mindset of his players.
The Giants responded to Friday night's 2-1 defeat to win 4-1 on Saturday.
"Friday's game was just a disappointment. We came out flat and the guys got the message," said player-coach Walser. "We've got a veteran crew. We've got a lot of guys with character in there and they guys stepped up, everyone stepped up and did a great job.
"It was a team effort, we played exactly how we've been playing on the road and it proved that when we did it right we're going to be a great team, when we don't do it we're going to struggle."