Condors win second straight, upend first place Wranglers

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Matt Keetley made 28 saves to lead the Bakersfield Condors (12-32-4-1, 29pts) to a 2-1 victory over the Las Vegas Wranglers (30-16-1-3, 64pts) at Orleans Arena Friday night.

Las Vegas capitalized on an early power play as F Scott Campbell banged home a loose puck to give the Wranglers a 1-0 at the 2:51 mark of the first period. Bakersfield found the equalizer at 5:46 when RW Tyler Helfrich tipped a D Ryan Annesley shot past Las Vegas G Joe Fallon to knot the game at 1-1. After the Condors killed off a four-minute power play, Bakersfield took the lead when F Peter Boyd snapped a rebound past Fallon to make it 2-1, 17:17 into the period. The Condors held the lead into the break and outshot Las Vegas, 14-11.
Neither team found the back of the net in the second period thanks in large part to the stellar play of Condors G Matt Keetley and Fallon. Keetley turned aside 12 Wranglers shot and Fallon denied 10 Bakersfield chances.
The clock continued to wind down in the third period and Bakersfield held on to the lead. Keetley made several key stops, including one on C Peter MacArthur with just over four minutes remaining in regulation. The Wranglers pulled Fallon for an extra attacker in the final minute, but Bakersfield took the win.

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Condors Droppings:
The teams will meet three more times this season, including Saturday in Bakersfield…F Peter Boyd has a point in his last four games (2g-2a)…F Parker Stanfield has five points (2g-3a) in his last three games…D Ryan Annesley recorded his first multiple-point game as a Condor with two assists… Shots on goal: BAK- 25, LV- 29… PP: BAK 0/4, LV 1/4… Three Stars: 1. Keetley (BAK), 2. Boyd (BAK), 3. Campbell (LV).


Youth Jersey Giveaway this Saturday

The Condors return home to tangle with the Wranglers on Saturday night. The first 2,000 fans, 12 and under, will get a Youth Jersey featuring Condors leading scorer RW Scott Freeman, sponsored by ABC23, La Preciosa 105.3 and Rabobank.

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