Condors stunned in overtime

SAN DIEGO – The Bakersfield Condors (28-26-7-2; .516) surrendered a 5-2 third period lead and fell 6-5 in overtime to the San Diego Gulls (37-22-3-2, .617) on Wednesday night at Valley View Casino Center. Bakersfield gains a point on Charlotte in the Pacific Division playoff race with five games left in the regular season.
AUDIO HIGHLIGHTS: Slepyshev 1st goal | Ford Goal
MEDIA: Box Score


  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Anton Slepyshev (11th) from the left-wing circle on the power play. Assists: LaLeggia, Yakimov; Time of goal: 10:45; BAK leads, 1-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: Slepyshev (12th) with his second off a rebound in tight. Assists: Waltz, Currie; Time of goal: 14:35; BAK leads, 2-0
  • Shots: BAK – 17 | SD – 16
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Josh Currie (7th) deked around G Ryan Faragher shorthanded. Assist: McRae; Time of goal: 2:58; BAK leads, 3-0
  • GULLS GOAL: On the same power play, D Brandon Montour (12th) from the right-wing circle. Assists: Mueller, O’Brien; Time of goal: 3:55; BAK leads, 3-1
  • GULLS GOAL: C Antoine Laganiere (15th) from the left-wing circle. Assists: Megna, Montour: Time of goal: 6:42; BAK leads, 3-2
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Mitch Moroz (5th) from the top of the crease. Assists: Betker, Roy; Time of goal: 8:17; BAK leads, 4-2
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Matthew Ford (26th) on the backhand from the slot. Assists: Yakimov, Benik; Time of goal: 15:52; BAK leads, 5-2
  • Shots: BAK: 13 | SD – 16
  • GULLS GOAL: C Chris Mueller (19th) off a rebound. Assist: Sgarbossa; Time of goal: 4:01; BAK leads, 5-3
  • GULLS GOAL: C Michael Sgarbossa (16th) on a rebound with a 4-on-3 man advantage. Assists: Mueller, Theodore; Time of goal: 7:17; BAK leads, 5-4
  • GULLS GOAL: D Shea Theodore (9th) from the right-wing circle. Assist: Bailey; Time of goal: 7:24; Game tied, 5-5
  • Shots: BAK: 11 | SD: 16
OVERTIME – Tropp muscled it home for a 6-5 San Diego win.
Three Stars: 1. Tropp (SD) 2. Mueller (SD) 3. Slepyshev
Final Shots: BAK: – 42 | SD – 50
Power plays: BAK: – 2/3 | SD – 2/4
BAK – Laurikainen (6-10-2; 50/44)
SD – Faragher (2-3-0; 42/37
– LW Anton Slepyshev registered his second multi-goal game of the season
– D Colton Waltz and RW Joey Benik each earned their first pro points with assists
– C Josh Currie scored the team’s 12th shorthanded goal in the 2nd.
– Condors finish 6-2-3-1 against San Diego this season
– Scratches: Winquist,Pageau, Hamilton, Pitlick, Kessy
– Attendance: 6,097
Meet The Incredible Hulk next Saturday night
The Condors head out on the road in 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).