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Daccord posts first career shutout in Utica win

Joey Daccord posted his first career AHL shutout as the Belleville Senators won 4-0 in Utica Saturday night.

Daccord made 26 saves for the Senators as Max Lajoie, Morgan Klimchuk, Parker Kelly and Joseph LaBate had goals. The Comets’ Zane McIntyre stopped 14 shots.

The power play was working in the first period for the Senators as they converted twice to build a 2-0 lead. Lajoie’s second of the season at 8:02 came from just inside the blue line as he used some traffic in front to get the puck past McIntyre. The Sens lead was doubled through Klimchuk’s seventh of the campaign as he had his stick on the ice to re-direct Michael Carcone’s slap pass home at 13:00 for a 2-0 advantage.

The Senators had the lone goal of the second as on an odd-man rush, Jonathan Aspirot found Josh Norris who teed up Kelly to hammer home his fourth at 12:30 for a 3-0 advantage.

Daccord made half of his 26 saves in the third period and the win was secured by LaBate with 2:16 to play as he scored the empty-net goal.

Norris extended his point streak to 11 games, a rookie franchise record.

Belleville is back in action Monday night when they visit Manitoba. The Sens aren’t home until Jan. 25 when they host the Comets on Bell Let’s Talk night. Tickets are available by clicking here.

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