Condors suffer OT heartbreak vs. Colorado, 4-3

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (25-22-2-3, 55pts) went toe to toe with the Colorado Eagles (27-16-6-4, 64pts) in a wild, physical affair Friday night, but the Eagles prevailed in overtime, 4-3 in front of 5,046 at Rabobank Arena.

Box score | Highlights | Post-game Troy Mann

1st Period
  • Eagles goal: RW Luke Fulgham with a wrist shot from the right circle at 4:24; COL leads, 1-0
  • Shots: BAK – 10 | COL – 12


2nd Period

  • CONDORS goal: C Matt Thurber (8th) with a slapper from the top of the slot under the crossbar (Cunningham assist) at 2:58; tied 1-1
  • CONDORS goal: LW Chris Collins (14th) wrist shot from the right circle (Neal assist) at 9:17; BAK leads 2-1
  • Shots: BAK – 16 | COL – 5
3rd Period
  • Eagles goal: F Kyle Ostrow tipped a shot past Brossoit for his 25th of the season at 3:01; tied 2-2 
  • Eagles goal: Fulgham came in 2-on-1 and took the shot himself from the right circle at 4:56; COL leads 3-2
  • Fight: BAK D Wes Cunningham vs. COL F John Ryder
  • CONDORS goal: C Gary Steffes (12th) jammed in a loose puck in the crease on the power play at 15:30; tied 3-3
  • Shots: BAK – 13 | COL – 10

 

Overtime

  • Eagles goal: Ostrow from the left circle under the crossbar just 20 seconds into overtime; COL wins 4-3
  • Shots: BAK – 0 | COL – 1
W: Cheverie (15-9-4-3; 39/36)
OTL: Brossoit (17-6-2-0; 28/24)
Condors droppings:

  • Three Stars: 1. Fulgham (COL) 2. Collins (BAK) 2. Steffes (BAK)
  • Final shots: BAK – 39 | COL – 28
  • Power plays: BAK – 1/2 | COL – 0/2
  • RW Chris Collins extended his point streak to three games with 1g-1a on the night. He has 3g-4a during the streak.
  • The Condors are 12-3-1-0 in their last 16 home games
  • C Gary Steffes has 12 points in his last 11 games
  • F Ryan Watson returned to the Condors lineup for the first time since Jan. 17
  • Tonight’s loss was the first on the season for the Condors when leading after two periods. They are now 16-0-1-0 when leading after two.
  • Scratches: Pageau, Gawryletz, Little

 

NEXT HOME GAMES   

Sunday, Mar. 2 – Hockey Puck Soap Giveaway 

  • Condors vs. Idaho Steelheads
  • The first 2,000 fans 5 and older will get a bar of soap that resembles a hockey puck
  • Sponsored by 1560 AM & 97.7 FM KNZR
  • Doors open at 3 p.m., the puck drops at 4
Tuesday, Mar. 4 – $1 Hot dogs, 1/2 priced beer and Bright House Networks Night

  • Condors vs. Stockton Thunder
  • $1 hot dogs all night long
  • 1/2 priced beer through the end of the first intermission
  • Bring your Bright House cable bill to the box office and receive up to four free tickets
  • Sponsored by Bright House Networks and HOT 94.1
  • Doors open at 6 p.m., the puck drops at 7 p.m.

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