The Syracuse Crunch dropped their third straight game to the Laval Rocket, 5-1, on Saturday afternoon at Place Bell.
Crunch goaltender Amir Miftakhov turned aside 20-for-24 shots. Kevin Poulin stopped 38-of-39 shots for Rocket.
Both teams were unable to convert on their power play opportunities as Syracuse went 0-for-3 and Laval finished 0-for-3.
Charles Hudon scored the lone goal for the Crunch.
Jean-Sébastien Dea scored twice for the Rocket while Justin Ducharme, Joel Teasdale and Gabriel Bourque also tallied.
The two teams meet again next Friday night at Upstate Medical University Arena. Face-off is slated for 7 p.m.