FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Leave it to the Fort Wayne Komets to spoil the fun.
The Komets beat the Quad-City Mallards 4-1 Saturday night, snapping Quad-City's three-game winning streak.
The Mallards are now 1-6-1 against the Komets this season.
"We can't win them all," Mallards head coach Phil Axtell said. "We didn't get the bounces tonight, and they're the top team in the conference for a reason."
Garrett Thompson scored the first two goals of the night, both coming in the first period as Fort Wayne took a 2-0 lead.
Thompson's second goal came shorthanded as the Mallards failed to capitalize on the power play, going 0-for-2 on the night.
The Mallards' penalty kill, however, continued to be a bright spot as it killed off all four Komet power plays and has now killed off 33 of the last 35 power plays it has faced.
Justin Hodgman scored in the second period to give Fort Wayne a 3-0 lead. Thompson had an assist on the goal to finish with three points on the night.
Alex Globke broke the shutout, scoring at the 2-minute, 49-second mark of the third period, but Marc-Olivier Roy scored at 7:00 to pad the Komets' lead back to three goals.
C.J. Motte made 34 saves on the night for the Mallards, while Garrett Bartus made 26 for the Komets.
The Mallards were without Tristan King, who scored two goals in Friday night's win, but Ryan McGrath returned to the lineup after an illness.
"I think the flu is starting to spread through the team," Axtell said. "We need to regroup and execute the game plan tomorrow."
The Mallards return to the TaxSlayer Center today to play the Toledo Walleye at 4 p.m.