Condors rally falls short, 5-4

AUSTIN – C Josh Winquist (1g-1a) and D Brad Hunt (2g-0a) each recorded multi-point nights, but the Bakersfield Condors (2-4-0-1, .357) fell 5-4 to the Texas Stars (6-2-0-1, .722) on Friday night at Cedar Park Center.
MEIDA | Box Score  >> HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Ryan Hamilton Goal
  • CONDORS GOAL: D Brad Hunt (1) scooped up a loose puck in the neutral zone, beat the defenseman, and sniped home a power-play goal. Unassisted; Time of goal: 6:15; BAK leads, 1-0
  • STARS GOAL: RW Matej Stransky (3) took a centering feed and beat G Laurent Brossoit. Assists: Dickinson, Bystrom; Time of goal: 15:40; Game tied, 1-1
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Ryan Hamilton (3) received a pass from behind the net and beat G Maxime Lagace. Assists: Ford, Miller; Time of goal: 16:41; BAK leads, 2-1 
  • Shots: BAK – 12; TEX – 10
  • CONDORS GOAL: Hunt (2) on a power-play point shot from the slot. Assists: Nikitin, Winquist; Time of goal: 1:59; BAK leads, 3-1
  • STARS GOAL: LW Derek Hulak (3) shorthanded from the high slot. Assist: Morin; Time of goal: 2:34; BAK leads, 3-2
  • STARS GOAL: D Stephen Johns (1) off a rebound. Assists: Shore, Morin; Time of goal: 3:50; Game tied, 3-3
  • STARS GOAL: RW Branden Troock (2) from the right-wing circle on an odd-man rush. Assist: Kane; Time of goal: 16:53; TEX leads, 4-3 
  • Shots: BAK – 9, TEX – 16
  • STARS GOAL: C Travis Morin (3) on the power play, patiently crept through the slot and tucked a low shot in from the side of the crease. Assists: Dowling, Ranford; Time of goal: 1:44; TEX leads, 5-3
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Josh Winquist (2) finished off a two-on-one breakout. Assists: Oesterle, Khaira; Time of goal: 7:26; TEX leads, 5-4
  • Shots: BAK – 13; TEX – 10
Three stars: 1. Morin (TEX) 2. Shore (TEX) 3. Johns (TEX)
Final Shots: BAK – 34; TEX – 36
Power plays: BAK – 2/4; TEX – 1/3
BAK – Brossoit (36/31; 2-2-1)
TEX – Lagace (34/30; 3-2-0)
– C Josh Winquist has four points (2g-2a) in his last three games
– D Brad Hunt leads all AHL d-men with nine points (2g-7a)
– LW Mitch Moroz, D David Musil, D Martin Gernat, and G Laurent Brossoit all faced their former head coach with the Edmonton Oil Kings, Derek Laxdal, now head coach of the Stars.
– Both RW Tyler Pitlick and D Joey LaLeggia were in the lineup after being assigned by the Oilers on Thursday.

– D Darnell Nurse, RW Iiro Pakarinen, and C Leon Draisaitl remain on recall in Edmonton. Draisaitl scored twice, including the game-winner in a 4-3 Oilers win last night.

– Attendance: 5,165
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