Published Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 | 10:38 p.m.
Updated Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 | 10:22 a.m.
It might have taken 10 games, but the Las Vegas Wranglers finally got on the board first.
Unfortunately, it did little to stop their losing streak, which stretched to five after a 6-4 loss to the Alaska Aces on Saturday in the Orleans Arena.
The Aces scored four goals in the second period to send the Wranglers falling to 3-6-01 on the season.
Scott Campbell broke the curse of giving up the first goal when he scored at the 11:33 mark on a power-play opportunity.
The Aces (8-4-0-0) answered with a shorthanded goal in the waning seconds of the first period when Nate Thompson found the back of the net.
Nick Mazzolini scored the game's third goal at the 3:25 mark of the second period, only to be answered by Las Vegas' Andrew Sarauer moments later.
Then Alaska went on a tear, scoring the next four goals.
William Wrenn started things off with a goal in the 17th minute. Mazzolini scored his second goal of the game less than three minutes later to cap off the four-goal second.
Tommy Mele finished off the Aces' scoring with a goal eight minutes into the third period.
The Wranglers frantically attempted a comeback, getting goals from Eric Lampe and Jamie Fritsch in the third, but it was too late.
Las Vegas is set to travel to Bakersfield, Calif., for another two-game set with the Condors. The two teams split the first two meetings — both in Bakersfield.
The first game is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
CORRECTION: Scott Campbell, not Eric Lampe, scored the Wranglers' first goal. | (November 11, 2012)