STOCKTON, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors, owned by the Edmonton Oilers, saved their best for last in a 2-1, Game 4 win over the Stockton Thunder on Friday night at Stockton Arena. RW Jordan Knackstedt and C Joel Broda potted goals in the final minutes of the third period to snatch the victory.
With the win, the Condors lead the best-of-7 series, 3 games-to-1 with Game 5 set for Saturday night at Stockton Arena.
- No scoring
- Shots: BAK – 8 | STK – 12
- Thunder goal: D Marc Cantin, joining an odd-man rush,finished off a feed at the bottom of the right-wing circle. Time of goal: 10:10;Stockton leads, 1-0
- Shots: BAK – 11 | STK – 10
- CONDORS goal: RW Jordan Knackstedt on the power play, scooped home a loose puck that trickled through off a point shot. Assists: Broda, Steffes; Time of goal: 12:09; Game tied, 1-1
- CONDORS goal: C Joel Broda wheeled a shot from the blue line past G Brian Foster in the waning minutes. Time of goal: 18:21; Condors lead, 2-1
- Shots: BAK – 9 | STK – 7
W: Brossoit (7-2; 30/29)
L: Foster (5-3; 28/26)
- Three Stars: 1. Brossoit (BAK) 2. Broda (BAK) 3. Foster (STK)
- Final shots: BAK – 28 | STK – 30
- Power plays: BAK – 1/4| STK – 0/4
- The Condors are 6-5 in ECHL Game 4’s.
- C Joel Broda set a Condors playoff record with his third game-winning goal
- G Laurent Brossoit leads all ECHL netminders with seven playoff wins.
- It is the fifth time in nine games (4th when trailing) that the Condors have been tied or trailing entering the third period and won in the playoffs this season
- Scratches: Thurber, Joe, Gawryletz, Bennett, MacNeil
- All games, home and away, can be heard on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM (www.foxsports970am.com), through your mobile device on iHeartRadio, or pay-per-view online at www.AmericaOneSports.com. “Condors Countdown” starts 15 minutes prior to the drop of the puck.
- “Condors Unleashed” weekly live webcast produced by the Bakersfield Californian will not air next week due to team travel. The show regularly can be seen onwww.Bakersfield.com Wednesdays from Noon – 1 p.m.
- “Condors Insider” weekly radio show, live Thursday from 4 – 5 p.m. on Fox Sports Radio 970.