Condors drop Game 1, 2-1

ANCHORAGE – The Bakersfield Condors, owned by the Edmonton Oilers, could not hold on to a third period lead and fell, 2-1, to the Alaska Aces in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Friday night at Sullivan Arena.

1st Period
  • No scoring in the period
  • Shots: BAK – 8 | AK – 14


2nd Period

  • CONDORS goal: LW Chris Collins (2nd) from the left-wing circle snapped a shot past G Olivier Roy. Assists: Thurber, Cunningham; Time of goal: 14:45; Condors lead, 1-0
  • Shots: BAK – 8 | AK – 9
3rd Period 
  • Alaska goal: F Evan Trupp powered a loosed rebound off the goal line. Time of goal: 53 seconds; Game tied, 1-1
  • Alaska goal: F Jordan Morrison finished off a feed at the left-wing circle. Time of goal: 17:31; Aces lead, 2-1
  • Bakersfield pulled G Laurent Brossoit in the final minute and had a 6-on-4 power play, but could not equalize.
  • Shots: BAK – 10 | AK – 12

W: Roy (5-0; 26/25)

L: Brossoit (8-3; 35/33)

Condors droppings:

  • Three Stars: 1. Trupp (AK) 2. Roy (AK) 3. Brossoit (BAK)
  • Final shots: BAK – 26 | AK – 35
  • Power plays: BAK – 0/2 | AK – 0/4
  • The Condors fell for the first time in the postseason when leading after two periods (2-1)
  • The 35 shots against were the most surrendered by Bakersfield in the postseason
  • C Matt Thurber’s assist was his first point since returning from injury
  • It’s the first time the Condors have trailed in a series in the playoffs this season
  • Scratches: MacNeil, Joe, Gawryletz, Bennett, Holmberg

$5 Margaritas for the Conference Finals next weekend! 

The Condors invite everyone to cool down for Games 3,4, & 5 next weekend with $5 margaritas for every game. Friday, the team will hand out commemorative Western Conference Finals rally towels and everyone is asked to wear WHITE for a white out all weekend long! Tara, the super ninja cat, who saved a little Bakersfield boy and Condors fan two days ago, will drop the puck on Friday night.

 

Come watch history in the making and save $$ by calling 324-PUCK (7825)

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
Condors (#6) vs. Alaska Aces (#1) – all times Pacific

G1 – Fri, 5/16, L, AK 2 vs. BAK 1
G2 – Sat, 5/17, at Alaska (8:15 p.m.)

G3 – Fri, 5/23, in Bakersfield (7 p.m.)
G4 – Sat, 5/24, in Bakersfield (7 p.m.)

G5 – Sun, 5/25, in Bakersfield (6 p.m.)

G6 – Tues, 5/27, at Alaska (8:15 p.m.)
G7 – Wed, 5/28, at Alaska (8:15 p.m.)

 

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

Condors (#6) def, Stockton Thunder (#7) (4 games – to – 1)

G1 – Fri, 5/2 – W, BAK 3 vs. STK 2 
G2 – Sat, 5/3 – W, BAK 2 vs. STK 0G3 – BAK @ STK, Wed, 5/7 – L, STK 6 vs. BAK 2

G4 – BAK @ STK, Fri, 5/9, W, BAK 2 at STK 1

G5 – BAK @ STK, Sat, 5/10, W, BAK 5 at STK 3

 

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
Condors (#6) def. Utah Grizzlies (#3), 4-games-to-1

G1 – BAK @ UTA, Fri, 4/18 – W, 1-0
G2 – BAK @ UTA – Sat, 4/19 – L, 2-1
G3 – UTA @ BAK – Tues, 4/22 – W, 4-3
G4 – UTA @ BAK – Thurs, 4/24 – W, 3-2
G5 – UTA @ BAK – Fri, 4/25 – W, 5-0


Tune In:

  • 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.

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