Condors oust Ontario in overtime, 3-2

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (26-21-5-1) defeated the Ontario Reign (29-16-9-0) in an exhilarating 3-2 overtime win Friday night at Rabobank Arena. LW Joey LaLeggia scored the overtime goal just seconds after a crucial save by G Jonas Gustavsson. The Condors face the Stockton Heat at home Saturday night with a chance to extend their lead in the Pacific Division playoff race.

Boxscore | Highlights
Post-game interview: Gerry Fleming

  • No scoring.
  • SHOTS: BAK – 11 | ONT – 3

  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Scott Allen (8th) slammed the puck in behind the back of G Jack Campbell; Assists: Fontaine, Dupont; Time of goal: 16:44; BAK leads, 1-0
  • REIGN GOAL: RW Teddy Purcell (8th) shot from in close; Assist: Hensick; Time of goal: 18:17; Tie game, 1-1
  • SHOTS: BAK – 12 | ONT – 11
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Josh Currie (15th) knocked home a rebound from the top of the crease; Assists: Oesterle, Platzer; Time of goal: 12:31; BAK leads, 2-0
  • REIGN GOAL: RW Jonny Brodzinski (22nd) shot from the point on a power play; Assists: LoVerde, Purcell; Time of goal: 13:42; Tie game, 2-2
  • SHOTS: BAK – 11 | ONT – 12
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Joey LaLeggia (15th) zoomed down the ice to rocket the puck past the stick of G Jack Campbell; Assist: Currie; Time of goal: 1:05; BAK leads, 3-2
  • SHOTS: BAK – 2 | ONT – 2
  • THREE STARS: 1. LaLeggia (BAK), 2. Currie (BAK), 3. Allen (BAK)
  • SHOTS: BAK – 36 | ONT – 28
  • POWER PLAYS: BAK – 0/3 | ONT – 1/3
  • GOALTENDERS: BAK – Gustavsson (4-3-1; 28/26) | ONT – Campbell (25-12-6; 36/33)
  • Tucson lost tonight and Stockton was idle, allowing Bakersfield to stretch their lead for the Pacific Division playoffs to 5 points over the Heat and 6 over the Roadrunners
  • The Condors have won 7 of their last 8 overall and 4th straight on home ice
  • C Mark Olver made his debut tonight after being loaned by Tucson in exchange for D David Musil.
  • RW Justin Fontaine has five points (1g-4a) in just four games with the Condors this season.
  • Every matchup between the Condors and Reign this season has been decided by one goal.
  • Scratches: Samuelsson, Hamilton, Pochiro, Rechlicz, Christoffer, Aneloski, Sallinen
  • Attendance: 5,285
This Saturday March 11th, the first 2,000 fans five and older will receive a full set of Condors Team Trading Cards. Additionally, the Condors will play in the Outdoor Classic Specialty jerseys with a post-game jersey auction. Presented by 23 ABC.