Neither team was able to crack the scoresheet in the first, as only 12 total shots were compiled by the two squads. The Grizzlies took the lead 6:15 into the third, when D Matt Clarke finished off a 3-on-2 rush by tapping a back door pass around G Jim Watt. F Michael Gergen evened the scoring just 1:46 before time expired in the middle frame. D Josh Burrows earned his first professional point with an assist on the play.
After neither side was able to earn the advantage in the third period or overtime, the game advanced to a shootout. Grizzlies F Paul McIlveen scored the lone shootout goal to lift Utah to a 2-1 shootout victory.
RW Erick Lizon served the final game of a two-game ECHL suspension tonight. He is eligible to return for the first game of the Kelly Cup Playoffs… D Josh Burrows skated as a forward for tonight’s game. He earned an assist, his first pro point… The Condors fired 20 shots in the second period, missing their season high by just one shot set on Feb. 20 against Ontario… The Condors held Utah to just 16 shots, the lowest amount allowed by the Condors all season… Power plays: BAK: 0/3; UT: 0/6… Three stars: 1. J. Lamoureux (UT); 2. M. Clarke (UT); 3. P. McIlveen (UT).
Next Home Game:
The Condors have locked up home ice advantage for the first round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs and will return home on April 8th against an opponent yet to be determined. Visit the Condors Kelly Cup Playoff page here http://bakersfieldcondors.com/web/kelly-cup-playoffs/ and stay tuned for updates, scheduling, ticket information and more.
Get your playoff tickets now before they go on sale to the public – call 324-PUCK(7825) for more information.
Individual tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena Box Office. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, with extended hours on game and event days. You can also call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit them online at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket packages start at just $28! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.