C Phil Mangen and D Mike Little gave the Thunder a two-goal lead in the second period, 3-1, with goals at 1:37 and 12:02 respectively. The Condors would cut into the lead though, 3-2, 50 seconds after Little’s tally, when F Brett Perlini uncorked a devastating wrist shot from just inside the blue line to beat Thunder netminder Jimmy Spratt glove side. The Thunder held the shot advantage, 9-7.
LW Peter Boyd converted an odd-man rush on the power play at the 12:19 mark to tie the game at 3-3, but 37 seconds later F Garet Hunt put Stockton ahead for good at 4-3 off a shot from in tight. The Condors pulled the netminder late, but were unable to convert on their offensive zone pressure. Shots in the third favored Bakersfield, 15-12.
Tonight’s box score: click here.
Condors droppings: RW Zach Cohen fought Hunt late in the 3rd period..Bakersfield concludes the pre-season 1-1…The team is in San Francisco on Friday to begin the regular season…The Condors scratched D Ryan Annesley, D Olivier Malka and F Evan Trupp… Shots on goal: BAK – 30, STK – 34… Power plays: BAK – 1/4, STK – 1/4.
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LA KINGS STANLEY CUP CELEBRATION OCT. 14
The festivities will begin at 2 p.m. with inflatables, games, and more out on the plaza in front of Rabobank Arena. In addition, the first 2,000 children, 12 & under, will receive a LA Kings Stanley Cup Champion pennant to hang on their wall. For more information or to reserve your group for opening night, please call 324-PUCK (7825).