Darcy Haines snapped a 1-1 tie with a goal midway through the second stanza and Brett Dusick added a cushion with a power play marker with less than seven minutes to play as Sudbury dumped the Abitibi Eskimos 4-1 Wednesday evening at the McLelland Arena in Copper Cliff.
Brandon Windsor opened the scoring at 17:54 of the first period for the visitors, only to see Martin Jolicoeur answer quickly for the homeside, knotting the contest at 1-1 just 58 seconds later.
Haines picked up his eighth goal in five games, netting the game-winner with assists from linemates Sebastien Leroux and Cory Vaillancourt as a stifling Sudbury defensive effort limited the Eskies to just 14 shots on net during the encounter.
Dusick provided some breathing room with his first goal of the new campaign, while August Jarecki capped off the scoring parade, adding the fourth Sudbury tally with just 26 seconds to play.
Alex Laino turned aside 13 of the 14 shots he faced in picking up the win in net for Sudbury while Marc Audet enjoyed another solid performance between the pipes for Abitibi, making 32 saves in a losing cause.
Coach Dave Clancy and the Nickel Barons will look to extend their winning streak to six games next Wednesday evening at home, with the Elliot Lake Bobcats providing the opposition.