Condors come up short in Idaho

BOISE – The Bakersfield Condors (22-22-1-3, 48pts) pulled to within one early in the third period, but could not equalize and fell, 6-3, to the Idaho Steelheads (26-17-2-3, 57pts) on Saturday night at CenturyLink Arena.

Box score | LISTEN: Bennett Goal | Carroll Goal

1st Period
  • Condors LW Spencer Bennett had an apparent goal waived off after it was deemed the puck went in off a distinct kicking motion.
  • Idaho goal: D Charlie Dodero completed a two-on-one rush at the right-wing circle on the power play. Time of goal: 15:45; Steelheads lead, 1-0
  • Shots: BAK – 7 | IDH – 8

2nd Period

  • Idaho goal: F Rob Linsmayer tucked home a loose puck at the side of the net on the power play. Time of goal: 2:23;Steelheads lead, 2-0
  • CONDORS goal: D Wes Cunningham (4th) with a power-play goal of his own from the high slot. Assist: Collins; Time of goal: 4:39; Steelheads lead, 2-1
  • Idaho goal: F William Rapuzzi deflected a D Patrick Cullity shot from the point on the power play. Time of goal: 6:09;Steelheads lead, 3-1
  • Idaho goal: Rapuzzi potted his second of the night less than a minute later, all alone in front of the net. Time of goal: 6:54;Steelheads lead, 4-1
  • CONDORS goal: Bennett (4th) deflected a pass from RW Chris Collins in the crease over the line. Assists: Collins, Steffes. Time of goal: 11:14; Steelheads lead, 4-2
  • Shots: BAK – 12 | IDH – 9
3rd Period
  • CONDORS goal: F Andrew Carroll (7th) deked past G Pat Nagle and found the back of the net. Assists: Schaber, Bennett. Time of goal: 5:34; Steelheads lead, 4-3
  • Idaho goal: F Anthony Nigro from the left-wing circle deflected off a body past G Chet Pickard. Time of goal: 15:08; Steelheads lead, 5-3
  • Idaho goal: F David de Kastrozza added an empty-netter.Steelheads win, 6-3
  • Shots: BAK – 18 | IDH – 9
W: Nagle (16-10-1-2; 37/34)
L: Brossoit (14-6-1-0, 14/10)
– Pickard in relief (31:53; 11/10)

Condors droppings:
  • Three Stars: 1. Rapuzzi (IDH) 2. Linsmayer (IDH) 3. Nigro (IDH)
  • Final shots: BAK – 37  | IDH – 27
  • Power plays: BAK – 1/8  | IDH – 3/6
  • The Steelheads power play goal in the first period broke up a streak of 33 straight penalty kills for the Condors.
  • LW Chris Collins extended his point streak to eight games with an two assists (3g-7a)
  • D Wes Cunningham has goals in two straight
  • C Gary Steffes has 3g-5a in his last six games
  • F Andrew Carroll fought for a team-leading 10th time
  • Bakersfield is now 5-3-0-0 (4-3-0-0 in Boise) against Idaho this season with three more meetings in the season series
  • The Condors have scored a PPG in five straight games
  • Scratches: Pageau, Gawryletz, Little, Tremblay, Watson


Monday, Feb. 17 vs. Alaska Aces 
  • The Condors host the Aces for a Presidents Day Matinee Game starting at 1 p.m.
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