Condors rally fall short in OT, 4-3 in front of 8,000

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (25-22-4-2; 56pts; .528) rallied in the third from two goals down, but fell in overtime, 4-3 to the San Diego Gulls (29-20-2-2, .585) in front of 8,000 fans Tuesday night at Rabobank Arena.
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  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Anton Slepyshev (8th) redirected a shot from the left point to open the scoring. Assists: Betker, Ford; Time of goal: 11:44; BAK leads 1-0
  • GULLS GOAL: C Chris Mueller (15th) put a shot up under the crossbar on a breakaway. Assist: Kerdiles; Time of goal: 4:20; tied 1-1
  • GULLS GOAL: LW Nic Kerdiles (11th) finished off a 2-on-2 rush with a rebound chance. Assists: Mueller, Megna; Time of goal: 19:38; SD leads 2-1
  • Shots: BAK: 10 | SD – 13
  • GULLS GOAL: Mueller (16th) chipped in a rebound from the left circle on the power play. Assists: Kerdiles, Noesen; Time of goal: 8:11; SD leads, 3-1
  • Shots: BAK: 5 | SD – 10
  • CONDORS GOAL: D Jordan Oesterle (3rd) finished an odd-man rush with a wrist shot from the right circle while shorthanded. Unassisted; Time of goal: 8:42; SD leads, 3-2
  • CONDORS GOAL: D Brad Hunt (10th) ripped home the tying goal with a wrist shot from the right circle. Assists: Yakimov, Slepyshev; Time of goal: 12:05; tied 3-3
  • Shots: BAK: 13 | SD – 5
  • GULLS GOAL: RW Stefan Noesen (8th) scored with a backhand on a breakaway. Assists: Theodore, Sgarbossa; Time of goal: 3:40; SD wins, 4-3
  • Shots: BAK: 1 | SD – 1
Three Stars: 1. Noesen (SD) 2. Hunt (BAK) 3. Mueller (SD)
Final Shots: BAK: – 29 | SD – 29
Power plays: BAK: – 0/3 | SD – 1/4
BAK – Lundstrom (1-1-1; 29/25)
SD – Khudobin (13-6-3; 29/26)
– D Ben Betker picked up his first AHL point with an assist in the first period. It was his first game back after being called up from Norfolk (ECHL)
– LW Zach Boychuk and G Niklas Lundstrom both made their Condors debut tonight
– D Brad Hunt reached double digits in goals for the third straight campaign
– LW Anton Slepyshev recorded his first multi-point game of the season with a pair of assists
– The Condors now have 10 shorthanded goals on the season
– Scratches: Platzer, Roy, Pageau, Currie
– Attendance:
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