Condors #ToppleTheThunder, 4-3

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – RW Scott Freeman had a goal and three assists to lead the Bakersfield Condors (14-31-2-3, 33pts) to a 4-3 victory over the Stockton Thunder (24-18-5-3, 47pts) Tuesday night at Rabobank Arena. 
Post-game interviews with Freeman, O’Dette 

Highlights from the game

The Condors were strong in the opening period and scored the first two goals of the game. F Francis Verreault, who missed Saturday’s game injured, returned tonight and lit the lamp just 103 seconds intothe game, burying a centering feed from RW Scott Freeman for his 13th of the season. F Brett Perlini broke out of the penalty box and scored on a breakaway at 15:03 to make it 2-0.

Bakersfield extended the lead early in the second. Verreault rapped in his second of the night at 3:06 to give the home team a 3-0 advantage. Freeman picked up his third assist of the night on the goal. Stockton finally beat G Scott Greenham with a power play marker at 5:20, but the Condors goalie maintained the lead, stopping 13 shots in the second.

Stockton cut further into the lead less than two minutes into the third with C Eric Hunter burying a wraparound. At 7:33 the lead was gone, as RW Maxime Boisclair slipped a shot under Greenham for the equalizer for Stockton. But the Condors prevailed late, with 3:22 left in regulation to push back in front for good. Freeman got his stick on a shot from D Kyle Haines and redirected it past G Tyler Bunz for the game winner.

Today’s box score:  click here.

Condors droppings:
F Evan Trupp returned to the Condors lineup tonight after missing Saturday’s game to injury… Greenham has stopped 85 of the last 90 shots he has faced over the last two games… Freeman has a four-game point streak (1g-7a) and F Nicholas Tremblay has a point in his last five (3g-4a)… F Jake Morley, signed yesterday, had an assist in his Condors debut tonight… Condors scratches: F Peter Boyd (inj.), D Ryan Annesley (inj.), F Nick Prockow… Shots on goal: BAK – 27, STK – 37… Power plays: BAK- 0/4, STK – 1/6… Three stars: 1. Freeman (BAK), 2. Verreault (BAK), 3. Perlini (BAK).
Cirque du Condorstown Friday night 
Friday night be entertained by stilt walkers, a contortionist and a high-flying aerialist for Cirque du Condorstown Friday night, sponsored by The Groove 99.3. Also, for the first time in teamhistory, a real, live condor will be in the house.
Fun 4-packs are on sale now and if you purchase two 4-packs, you get a free Condors Snuggie! Check out the plan to fit your schedule and budget by clicking here or calling 324-PUCK (7825). 

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