Three different players scored goals as the Rockford IceHogs defeated the Utica Comets 3-0 in their American Hockey League game Saturday in Rockford.
It was the fourth consecutive loss for the Comets, their longest such string of the season, but they remain in first place in the North Division with 54 points at 24-11-5-1.
The Comets, who have scored just four goals in their last four games and 15 in their last nine, couldn’t get anything past Rockford’s Scott Darling, who stopped all 30 shots he faced. The IceHogs put 38 shots on Comets goalie Jacob Markstrom.
Klas Dahlbeck, Garrett Bass and Pierre-Cedric Labrie scored for the IceHogs, 25-13-4-2 for 56 points, in first place in the Midwest Division.
The Comets are off until Friday, when the Toronto Marlies visit the Utica Memorial Auditorium.