TOLEDO, Ohio — The Quad-City Mallards showed much more fight Saturday night, but the result was still the same.
The Mallards fell 4-2 to the playoff-bound Toledo Walleye at the Huntington Center, one night after suffering an 8-0 loss to the Walleye, their worst loss since 1998.
The Mallards have now lost five straight games and 10 of their last 12.
Alex Globke scored the first goal of the game for the Mallards, burying a shot against his former team just 5 minutes, 26 seconds into the first period.
It was Globke's 10th goal of the season, and he now has 17 points in his last 18 games.
The Walleye came storming back, scoring three goals in the final 10 minutes of the period to take a 3-1 lead.
Kyle Bonis scored at 10:58, then former Mallards defenseman Kevin Gibson scored at 11:34 and Ryan Obuchowski ended the scoring at 19:23 of the period.
Both teams played even hockey in the second period before the Mallards attempted a late comeback.
Greg Amlong scored his third goal of the season at 17:36 to cut the Walleye lead to 3-2.
The Mallards pulled goaltender Eric Hartzell, who made 31 saves in the game, late for an extra attacker but Tyler Barnes ended the comeback with an empty net goal with 16 seconds left in the game.
Pat Nagle made 32 saves for the Walleye, who outshot the Mallards 35-34 a night after outshooting the Mallards 34-17.
The Mallards return to the TaxSlayer Center to host the Walleye Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.