Condors prevail over Idaho in a shootout, 2-1

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – G Scott Greenham made 36 saves and added nine more in the shootout to lead the Bakersfield Condors (8-22-1-2, 19pts) to a 2-1 victory over the Idaho Steelheads (20-7-1-4, 45pts) Wednesday night at Rabobank Arena.

Post-game Condors interviews

Highlights from the game

The Condors killed off the only two power plays in a scoreless first period of action, highlighted by some key early stops by Greenham. C Peter Boyd had the best scoring chance, on a two-on-one in tight, but was denied point blank by Idaho G Tyler Beskorowany. The Steelheads outshot the Condors, 10-7.

Bakersfield had three full power plays in the second period, but could not covert and the game remained scoreless after two frames. Shots favored the Condors, 13-12.

The scoreless tie was snapped near the midway point of the third. F Liam Huculak picked up his second of the season at 9:54. The Steelheads bounced back, however, leveling the score at 13:05 on a goal by C Justin Dowling. The goalies handled the rest of the game, stopping a combined 30 shots in the third period and overtime. Neither club could light the lamp in the extra session, and the game went to the shootout.

Beskorowany and Greenham dueled back and forth through nine rounds of the shootout. But finally D Deron Cousens, the 18th shooter of the shootout, ended the contest, providing the Condors with the extra point on the evening.

Tonight’s box score: click here

Condors droppings:
G Scott Greenham is now 25-for-26 in shootouts this season, and leads the league with a 5-0 shootout record… D Dale Warkentin made his Condors debut after being acquired from Toledo on Monday. He wore #44… Zach Cohen, normally a forward, played for the second straight game on the blue line… Condors scratches: New acquisitions F Max Campbell, D Kyle Haines and F Francis Verreault had not arrived in time for the game, D Tyson Gimblett (susp.), F Jacob Lagace (inj.), D Ryan Annesley (inj.), F Brett Perlini (inj.), D Trevor Hendrikx (inj.)… Shots on goal: BAK – 38, IDH – 37… Power plays: BAK- 0/6, IDH – 0/5… Three Stars: #1 Greenham (BAK), #2 Cousens (BAK), #3 Huculak (BAK).
Computer Tablet Giveaway and Maury Wills in the house
The Condors return to home ice against Idaho next week with Computer Tablet Giveaway on Friday, Jan. 11, sponsored by KBAK Eyewitness News, 106.1 KRAB Radio and Best Buy Mobile. All fans will have the chance to win one of 20 Kindle Fire tablets we’ll give away.

Dodgers Night, presented by HOT 94.1, is Saturday, Jan. 12. Dodgers Great Maury Wills will sign autographs and pose for pics in the Photo Booth.

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