Condors earn point in shootout loss to Idaho, 5-4

BOISE, Idaho – D Olivier Dame-Malka had a season-high three points with a goal and two assists, but the  Bakersfield Condors (4-7-1-1, 10pts) relinquished a two-goal, third period lead and fell to the Idaho Steelheads (8-2-0-2, 18pts) in a shootout, 5-4, on Saturday night at CenturyLink Arena.

Neither team found the scoreboard in the first period as the Condors had the only full power play of the frame which was unsuccessful. G Brian Stewart made an early point blank save on F Jacob Cepis, but was not tested much after that as the Condors outshot Idaho, 16-7.

A strong start to the second period led to two quick goals from the Condors. First, D Olivier Dame-Malka fired a shot from inside the circles on a four-on-three power play to put Bakersfield in front 1-0 at the 1:12 mark. Dame-Malka had a hand in the team’s second goal as well when his blast from the left point was deflected home by F Jacob Lagace four minutes later to give the Condors a 2-0. Then, Cepis forced a turnover and drew a penalty shot, but was denied by Stewart to keep Idaho off the scoreboard. It would not stay that way though as F Austin Fyten at 13:21 and F Kael Mouillierat at 15:45 tied the game at 2-2. The Condors would inch back in front at 3-2 when C Levi Nelson banged home his own rebound, 18:54 into the period. It would stay that way into the intermission as Idaho outshot Bakersfield, 11-9. 

The Condors regained their two-goal advantage at 4-2 when F Peter Boyd stuffed home his own rebound on the power play at 7:04. However, Idaho turned to their vaunted power play and scored two man advantage tallies to tie the game at 4-4. F Tristan King scored the first of the two goals at the 9:21 mark and the game was equalized by F Justin Dowling with under five minutes remaining off a rebound. With the game tied at 4-4, the teams headed to overtime for the second consecutive night.

In overtime, the Condors killed off an Idaho power play to force the game to a shootout. Bakersfield was unable to score on four attempts as Idaho got shootout goals from Mouillierat and F Sam Carrick to take the extra point, 5-4. 
Tonight’s box score:  click here
Condors droppings:
F Peter Boyd now has goals in two straight games… RW Tyler Brenner (2g-2a) and F Jacob Lagace (1g-2a) are on three-game point streaks … D Olivier Dame-Malka tied a Condors season-high with three points (1g-2a) and seven shots… F Nick Prockow assisted on C Levi Nelson’s tally for his first professional point… The 36 shots was a Condors season-high… The Condors are now 3-1 in shootouts this season… Tonight was just the second shootout loss in 16 career shootouts for G Brian Stewart…  F Brett Perlini (21-IR), C Parker Stanfield, D Ryan Annesley, and F Zach Cohen were scratched tonight… Shots on goal: BAK -36, IDH- 44… Power plays: BAK – 2/6, IDH – 3/6… Three Stars: #1 King (IDH), #2 Dowling (IDH), #3 Dame-Malka (BAK)

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