TUCSON – The Bakersfield Condors (20-20-7-1, 48pts) never trailed and defeated the Pacific Division leading Tucson Roadrunners (28-16-2-1, 59pts), 3-2 on Monday afternoon at Tucson Arena. D Ethan Bear had two points and G Shane Starrett made 23 saves for his first AHL win. The win moves the Condors within five points of a playoff spot with 20 games left.
- THREE STARS: 1. Bear (BAK) 2. Simpson (BAK) 3. Starrett (BAK)
- POWER PLAYS: BAK – 1/6; TUC – 0/7
- SHOTS ON GOAL: BAK – 17; TUC – 25
- GOALTENDERS: BAK – Starrett (1-2-0; 25/23); TUC – Miska (15-6-0; 17/14)
- D Ethan Bear has goals in two straight and had a multi-point night (1g-1a)
- RW Ty Rattie has eight points (4g-4a) in five games
- D Dillon Simpson had two assists
- C Josh Currie has five goals in his last five games
- Bakersfield is home Friday night v San Jose and Saturday night against Ontario; both games start at 7 p.m.
- Scratches: Hamilton (inj.), Jones (inj.), Mantha (inj.), Betker (healthy), Callahan (susp.)