Condors drop a heartbreaker to San Jose, 4-3

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (24-21-2-2; .531) held leads of 2-0 and 3-2, but couldn’t hold on, falling to the San Jose Barracuda (23-17-6-3; .561) Friday night at Rabobank Arena. The game-winning goal came with just 1:17 to play in regulation.


  • CONDORS GOAL: C Tyler Pitlick (5th) wrist shot from the left circle. Assists: Hamilton, Simpson; Time of goal: 9:38; BAK leads 1-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: D Dillon Simpson (2nd) slap shot from the left point. Assists: Pitlick, Roy; Time of goal: 14:03; BAK leads 2-0
  • SAN JOSE GOAL: RW Ryan Carpenter (12th) punched in a rebound from the top of the crease. Assists: Goodrow, Stollery; Time of goal: 18:27; BAK leads 2-1
  • Shots: BAK: 12 | SJ – 8
  • SAN JOSE GOAL: LW John McCarthy (9th) redirected a shot from the right point. Assists: Ryan, Lerg; Time of goal: 7:53; tied 2-2
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Rob Klinkhammer (10th) from the low slot found the top shelf. Assists: Winquist, Miller: Time of goal: 12:42; BAK leads 3-2
  • SAN JOSE GOAL: LW Michael Haley (13th) wrist shot from the slot off the rush. Assists: Carpenter, Stollery; Time of goal: 14:55; tied 3-3
  • Shots: BAK: 7 | SJ – 14
  • SAN JOSE GOAL: RW Ben Smith (8th) banged in a rebound from the side of the crease. Assists: Lerg, McCarthy; Time of goal: 18:43; SJ leads 4-3
  • Shots: BAK: 5 | SJ – 11
Three Stars: 1. Smith (SJ), 2. Simpson (BAK), 3. Carpenter (SJ)
Final Shots: BAK: – 24 | SJ – 34
Power plays: BAK: – 0/3 | SJ – 1/3
BAK – Laurikainen (4-6-0; 34/30)
SJ – Dell (11-10-5; 24/21)
– RW Rob Klinkhammer extended his point streak to 7 games (6g-4a)
– D Dillon Simpson had 1g-1a for his 2nd multi-point game of the season
– C Tyler Pitlick extended his point streak to three games with 1g-1a tonight (2g-2a during streak)
– The Condors will play San Jose three times in their next six games
– Scratches: Gernat, Moroz, McRae
– Attendance: 4,455
Superhero Cape Giveaway Saturday night
The Condors host the San Antonio Rampage Saturday night and the first 2,000 kids 12 and under will get a Condors Superhero Cape, presented by Energy 95.3 and Three-Way Chevrolet & Cadillac. Contact the Condors for more information at 324-PUCK (7825).