CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (18-16-4-1, .526) returned home to earn an intense 2-1 victory over the Stockton Heat (19-17-3-1, .525) Friday night at Rabobank Arena. Goaltender Nick Ellis earned his third straight win, stopping 27 on the night. Taylor Beck picked up a goal and an assist, as the Condors leapfrogged Stockton in the standings and inched closer to playoff position. Bakersfield will face the Heat again tomorrow night in Stockton.
- HEAT GOAL: LW Morgan Kilmchuk (13th) flipped the puck in from above the crease; Assists: Shinkaruk, Wotherspoon; Time of goal: 13:15; STK leads, 1-0
- SHOTS: BAK – 9 | STK – 11
- CONDORS GOAL: LW Joey LaLeggia (10th) deflected the puck in from between the hashmarks; Assists: Beck, Musil; Time of goal: 3:53; Tie game, 1-1
- CONDORS GOAL: RW Taylor Beck (13th) slammed the puck home from above the right wing circle; Assists: Oesterle, Hamilton; Time of goal: 12:41; BAK leads, 2-1
- SHOTS: BAK – 14 | STK – 10
- No scoring.
- SHOTS: BAK – 7 | STK – 7
- THREE STARS: 1. Ellis (BAK) 2. Beck (BAK) 3. LaLeggia (BAK)
- SHOTS: BAK – 30 | STK – 28
- POWER PLAYS: BAK – 0/4 | STK – 0/6
- GOALTENDERS: BAK – Ellis (7-7-2; 28/27) | STK – Gillies (11-10-3; 30/28)
- RW Taylor Beck is now third among AHL scorers this season with 44 points (13g-31a).
- LW Joey LaLeggia has seven goals in his last 10 games.
- LW Ryan Hamilton is on a three-game scoring streak (3g-1a).
- C Josh Currie’s four-game point streak (1g-4a) came to an end tonight.
- The Condors lead the AHL in penalty killing on home ice with 90.8% (69/76).
- Edmonton assigned C Henrik Samuelsson to Bakersfield, after acquiring him from the Arizona Coyotes in a trade for F Mitch Moroz.
- D Mikael Tam was assigned to Norfolk earlier today.
- Scratches: Betker, Rechlicz, Christoffer, Aneloski, Descheneau
- Attendance: 5,083