TOLEDO, Ohio — The Quad-City Mallards hit another low point in a season full of them.
The Mallards lost 8-0 to the Toledo Walleye on Friday night at the Huntington Center, the team's fourth straight loss.
It's the worst loss for the Mallards since a 12-2 loss to Thunder Bay on Jan. 3, 1998, when the team was in the United Hockey League.
The Mallards were also shutout 7-0 by Fort Wayne earlier this year, part of a franchise-record 13-game losing streak that knocked the season off the rails.
Austen Brassard and Mike Borkowski each scored two goals for the Walleye, who grabbed their league-leading 41st win of the season and are now 25-4-1 at home this year.
Borkowski opened the scoring at the 9-minute, 55-second mark of the first period with a power-play goal. Zach Nastasiuk gave the Walleye a 2-0 lead heading into the second period with his seventh goal of the season.
Borkowski scored his second goal at 3:06 in the second period, and Brassard grabbed his two goals to close out the period and give the Walleye a 5-0 lead.
Colin Jacobs, Kyle Bonis and Shane Berschbach all scored in the third period for Toledo, which outshot the Mallards 34-17 in the game.
Eric Hartzell made 26 saves for the Mallards, who were shutout for the fifth time this season.
The two teams play again today at 6:15 p.m.