CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Mighty Ducks scored three first period goals, and then held off a late Utah Grizzlies rally to prevail 4-3 Saturday night.
The loss was Utah's sixth straight, and 12th in their last 15 games.
Trailing 4-1, Marc-Andre Thinel and Eric Landry scored third period goals to make it close.
Utah, who holds is clinging to the 10th and final playoff spot with 16 games remaining, did get some good news Saturday. The Dallas Stars have reassigned John Erskine and David Oliver to the Grizzlies.