Condors win a must-win against San Jose, 4-2

CONDORSTOWN – The Bakersfield Condors (28-25-6-2; .525) scored twice on the power play and once shorthanded to down the San Jose Barracuda (29-23-7-3; .548) 4-2 Friday night in front of 6,283 at Rabobank Arena. The win helps Bakersfield keep pace with Charlotte for the fourth and final playoff spot in the division.

MEDIA: Box Score


  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Rob Klinkhammer (14th) buried a shorthanded goal by finishing off a 2-on-1. Assists: Khaira, Simpson; Time of goal: 18:15; BAK leads 1-0
  • Shots: BAK – 5 | SJ – 13
  • CONDORS GOAL: D Brad Hunt (11th) picked the top right corner with a blast from the blueline on a 5-on-3 power play. Assists: Winquist, Hamilton; Time of goal: 10:16; BAK lead 2-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: D Joey LaLeggia (8th) wrist shot from the left half wall on the power play. Assists: Klinkhammer, Simpson; Time of goal: 10:54; BAK leads 3-0
  • SAN JOSE GOAL: RW Ryan Carpenter (16th) sent a wrist shot home from the left point. Assist: Ryan, Mueller; Time of goal: 16:05; BAK leads 3-1
  • Shots: BAK: 16 | SJ – 15
  • SAN JOSE GOAL: RW Jeremy Morin (15th) tucked a backhander home from the top of the crease on the power play. Assists: Carpenter, Ryan; Time of goal: 4:38; BAK leads 3-2
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Bogdan Yakimov (5th) banged a rebound into an empty net. Assists: Klinkhammer, Slepyshev; Time of goal: 18:47; BAK leads 4-2
  • Shots: BAK: 2 | SJ – 11
Three Stars: 1. Klinkhammer (BAK) 2. Laurikainen (BAK) 3. Carpenter (SJ)
Final Shots: BAK: – 24 | SJ – 39
Power plays: BAK: – 2/6 | SJ – 1/4
BAK – Laurikainen (6-9-1; 39/37)
SJ – Dell (15-14-5; 23/20)
– LW Rob Klinkhammer scored his team-leading fourth shorthanded goal of the season. Three of those have come against San Jose.
– Klinkhammer (1g-2a) and D Dillon Simpson (2a) each had multi-point games
– D Brad Hunt had seven of the Condors 24 shots on goal
– G Eetu Laurikainen has made 30 or more saves in 10 of his 16 appearances this season
– Scratches: Currie, McRae, Roy, Waltz, Lundstrom
– Attendance: 6,283
LB Bobblehead Giveaway and Hockey-Thon Alumni Game Saturday night
Saturday, Apr. 2 the Condors host Ontario for Bobblehead Giveaway Night. The first 2,000 fans 5 and older get a bobblehead of All-Star goalie Laurent Brossoit, sponsored by Eyewitness News, 1560 AM & 97.7 FM KNZR and American Business Machines. Join us before the game for a Condors Alumni 3-on-3 tournament starting at 4:45. It’s a part of the annual Condors Fighting Cancer Hockey-Thon. Contact the Condors for more information at 324-PUCK (7825).