The Soo Greyhounds find themselves in a position where wins are hard to come by.
Heading into Friday night's Ontario Hockey League contest in Sarnia, the Greyhounds had lost both games on the current road swing and have collected only two victories in the past 10 games.
Against Sarnia, the Sting built a 3-0 lead early in the second period and then buried the Hounds in the third period for a 7-2 win.
After Michael Haley gave Sarnia a 1-0 lead in the first period, John Hecimovic scored two goals, including a power play marker, 1:03 apart early in the second period to give the Sting a 3-0 edge.
Local product Jacob King scored the power play to put the Greyhounds on the scoreboard before Dan Sisca scored on the power play for the Sting. Jeff Carter added his 29th goal of the season on the power play late in the second period to cut the lead to 4-2.
In the third period, Sarnia sealed the win with three more goals as Haley scored his second goal of the game while Daniel Carcillo and Joey Tenute scored a power play goal each late in the period.
With the loss, the Greyhounds fall to 22-28-3-1 and remain two points behind the Windsor Spitfires, who were blanked 3-0 by the London Knights on Friday, for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Windsor opened the two point lead with a 6-0 win over the Greyhounds on Thursday.
The Greyhounds conclude their road trip on Sunday against the Plymouth Whalers beginning at 2 p.m.
The Soo begins a three-game home stand on Wednesday against the Sudbury Wolves at 7 p.m. at Memorial Gardens. The Belleville Bulls visit on Friday at 7:30 p.m. before the Guelph Storm arrive on Sunday for a special 6 p.m. start.