Saints 7, Skipjacks 6
NEWMARKET, Ontario (AP) _ The Baltimore Skipjacks set an American Hockey League record with their 16th straight lost, dropping a 7-6 decision to the Newmarket Saints Tuesday night.
The streak broke the previous mark of 15 straight defeats set by the 1948-49 Washington Lions and the 1961-62 Pittsburgh Hornets. The NHL record is 17 set by the 1974-75 Washington Capitals.
Baltimore, which set the league’s consecutive victory mark of 16 two seasons ago, was playing the final game of an eight-game, 13-day road trip. The Skipsjacks return home to play Utica on Friday night.
Marty Dallman led the Saints with three goals. Tim Bean added two while Chris McRae and Wes Jarvis scored one each.
Byron Lomow, Terry Perkins, Keith Miller, J.F. Nault, Gary Sampson and Sean Toomey scored for the Skipjacks, who rallied from a 7-2 deficit after two periods.
Newmarket, now 4-9-2, outshot Baltimore 29-24.