Condors Comeback falls short
Wrap up road trip in Stockton tomorrow
Stockton, Calif. – A third period comeback by the Bakersfield Condors (4-5-0-0, 8pts) was thwarted by the Stockton Thunder (4-1-1-1, 10pts) as the Condors fell 4-2 in front of 9,015 fans on Saturday night at Stockton Arena.
Late in the second period, Stockton would break the scoreless tie. C Chris D’Alvise curled around the net to get his own rebound and knocked the loose puck past Tordjman. The goal was scored with just 3:36 left in the middle frame.
After Bakersfield killed off a 5-on-3 penalty, RW Carter Smith hopped out of the penalty box and put the Condors on the board at the 11:05 mark of the period. Stockton answered with two goals, one of them shorthanded, to gain a two goal lead. RW Stephane Goulet made things interesting by notching a goal off a nice feed from RW Vladimir Nikiforov with the goalie pulled to bring the Condors within 1, but it would not be enough as D’Alvise secured his hat trick with and empty net goal with just one second left on the clock.
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