Condors surpassed by Stockton, 4-3

CONDORSTOWN, Calif.– The Bakersfield Condors, owned by the Edmonton Oilers, held a 3-1 lead midway through the second period, but the Stockton Thunder responded with three unanswered goals to take a 4-3 victory on Saturday night at Rabobank Arena in front of a crowd of 4,810.
The same two teams finish the weekend tomorrow afternoon in Stockton at 4 p.m.
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Jonathan Lessard (2) snapped the game’s opening shot from the right-wing circle past G Phillippe Trudeau. Assists: Craig, Kremyr; Time of goal: 27 seconds. BAK leads, 1-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Francis Verreault-Paul (1) banged home a rebound at the top of the crease. Assists: Pageau, K. Jones; Time of goal: 9:11; BAK leads, 2-0
  • Stockton goal: D Loic Leduc (1) blistered a loose rebound from the right-wing circle underneath the crossbar. Assists: Shattock, Boutin; Time of goal: 19:38; BAK leads, 2-1
  • Shots: BAK – 15 | STK – 10
  • CONDORS GOAL: D Jonathan Narbonne (1) trailed in the slot and snapped a shot past Trudeau. Assists: Verreault-Paul, C. Jones; Time of goal: 5:12; BAK leads, 3-1
  • Stockton goal: F James Henry (1) broke in shorthanded and beat G Ty Rimmer. Assists: Hunt, Leduc; Time of goal: 11:19; BAK leads, 3-2
  • Stockton goal: F Robin Soudek (1) took a feed in front and potted a shot into the back of the net. Assists: Sivak, Henry; Time of goal: 17:08; Game tied, 3-3
  • Shots: BAK – 14 | STK – 15
  • Stockton goal: On a power play, Jack MacLellan (1) knocked home a loose rebound off a point shot. Assists: Hunt, Boutin; Time of goal: 13:27; STK leads, 4-3
  • Shots: BAK – 13 | STK – 13

BAK: Rimmer (1-1; 38/34)
STK: Trudeau (1-0; 42/39)
  • Three Stars: 1. Henry (STK), 2. Verreault-Paul (BAK), 3. Lessard (BAK)
  • Final shots: BAK – 42 | STK – 38
  • Power Plays: BAK – 0/4 | STK – 1/3
  • RW Jonathan Lessard has goals in each of the first two games of the season
  • Colin (1g-2a) and Kellen Jones (0g-3a) each have three points in two games
  • RW Francis Verreault-Paul had a “Gordie Howe hat trick” with a goal, and assist and a fight
  • The Condors are now 9-1-1 in their last 11 games (including playoffs) against Stockton
  • Scratches: LW Josh Winquist, RW Nick MacNeil, F Dan DeLisle, D Gabriel Verpaelst