Condors stifled by Reign, 2-0

CONDORSTOWN – The Bakersfield Condors (28-26-6-2; .525) received a 43-save effort from G Eetu Laurikainen, but were denied time and again by G Peter Budaj and the Ontario Reign (40-18-4-1; .675) 2-0 Saturday night in front of 5,826 at Rabobank Arena. Despite the loss, the Condors did not lose ground in their race to the playoffs, with Charlotte and San Jose also losing tonight.
MEDIA: Box Score


  • No scoring
  • Shots: BAK – 12 | ONT – 13
  • No scoring
  • Shots: BAK: 13 | ONT – 21
  • ONTARIO GOAL: C Brent Sutter (8th) redirected a shot from the right point. Assists: Ebert, Mersch; Time of goal: 2:50; ONT leads 1-0
  • ONTARIO GOAL: C Kris Newbury (8th) wrist shot from the bottom of the left circle. Assists: Samuels-Thomas, Auger; Time of goal: 11:16; ONT leads 2-0
  • Shots: BAK: 10 | ONT – 11
Three Stars: 1. Budaj (ONT) 2. Laurikainen (BAK) 3. Sutter (ONT)
Final Shots: BAK: – 35 | ONT – 45
Power plays: BAK: – 2/6 | ONT – 1/4
BAK – Laurikainen (6-10-1; 45/43)
ONT – Budaj (38-14-4; 35/35)
– The Condors were shutout by Peter Budaj for the 2nd time this season
– LW Joey Benik made his pro debut tonight after signing an Amateur Try-Out Friday
– G Eetu Laurikainen has made 30 or more saves in 11 of his 17 appearances this season, and stopped 40 or more shots four times
– Scratches: McRae, Roy, Waltz, Lundstrom, Pitlick, Kessy
– Attendance: 5,826
Meet The Incredible Hulk next Saturday night
The Condors head out on the road for games next week against San Diego (Wed.) and Ontario (Fri.) before returning to home ice Saturday against the Reign. The Incredible Hulk will be in the house, meeting fans and posing for pics in the Condors Photo Booth, sponsored by Hits 93.1 and Instant Storage. Doors open at 6 p.m., the puck drops of 7 p.m. Contact the Condors for more information at 324-PUCK (7825).