Condors power past Thunder, 4-1

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (15-34-4-2, 36pts) scored four unanswered tallies to take down the Stockton Thunder (27-22-1-4, 59pts) 4-1 in front of 6,092 at Rabobank Arena Saturday night.

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Stockton took the 1-0 lead with a power play marker at 11:41 of the first frame, but after that they could get nothing more past G Bryan Pitton. F Tyler Helfrich put Bakersfield on the board with 1:15 left to play in the period, using his skate to angle a centering feed from F Parker Stanfield past G Thomas Heemskerk to make it 1-1 after one.

The Condors pulled in front at 7:34 of the second, with F Peter Boyd jamming in a rebound attempt for his 12th of the season. Then at 10:53 D Justin Pender’s slap shot from just inside the red line – about 95 feet away from the Thunder cage – beat Heemskerk to make it 3-1 after 40 minutes of play.

Stanfield put the game out of reach early in the third with a singular effort in which he stripped the puck from D Nathan Deck and spun around to slip home his eighth of the season at 2:38. Pitton finished the night with 27 saves, including 10 in the final frame to hold the lead. The Condors improved to 5-2-1 in their last eight contests.

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Matt O’Dette post-game comments 
Condors Droppings: F Parker Stanfield extended his point streak to nine games with 1g-1a tonight. He has 5g-9a during the stretch… F Tyler Helfrich has a goal in three straight games… LW Kyle Calder and F Ian McKenzie both have points in their last three games… Shots on goal: BAK- 28, STK- 28… PP: BAK 1/4, STK 1/3… Three Stars: 1. Stanfield (BAK), 2. Pender (BAK), 3. Pitton (BAK). 


Canned Food Collection and 1/2 priced beer Tuesday

The Condors travel to Stockton for a 4 p.m. contest Sunday afternoon at Stockton Arena. After that, they host the Utah Grizzlies on Tuesday for Canned Food Collection Night. Bring two non-perishable food items and get in for just $1, sponsored by My 45 and 92.1 Max FM. Also, enjoy half-priced beer through the end of the first intermission, sponsored by Bud Light.

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