RW Bobby Robins gave the Condors the 1-0 lead 13:32 into the first period, when he faked a shot from the slot and tucked a backhand past G Michael Ouzas. The Wranglers countered with a 5-on-3 goal from C Tyler Mosienko and and even strength marker from LW Blair Riley to take a 2-1 lead into the second frame. The Wranglers had a 5-1 power play advantage after the first.
The game remained at 2-1 in the second period, as once again the Condors found themselves shorthanded for a good portion of the frame. After two periods, the Wranglers had completed 8 power play chances compared to just two for Bakersfield.
The Condors tied the game less than three minutes into the third, when C Adam Naglich found a rebound and pushed a shot shot home to even the score at 2-2. Mosienko picked up his second goal of the night, once again on the power play, granting the Wranglers a 3-2 lead. F Rob Smith scored less than 30 seconds later, and Riley got his second on an empty net to sink the Condors 5-2.
D Jay Cascalenda played in his 100th professional game… G Brian Stewart was named the ECHL’s Goaltender of the Week after posting a 0.67 GAA and .978 Save pct. in his three wins last week… tonight was the first road game for the Condors since March 5, a 5-2 win over Victoria… Tonight’s game was the first loss for the Condors since they fell to Victoria on March 2…Power plays: BAK: 0/4; LV: 2/10… Three stars: 1. T. Mosienko (LV); 2. R. Smith (LV); 3. B. Riley (LV).
Next Home Game:
The Condors have locked up home ice advantage for the first round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs and will return home for Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on April 8th against an opponent yet to be determined. Visit the Condors Kelly Cup Playoff page here http://bakersfieldcondors.com/web/kelly-cup-playoffs/ and stay tuned for updates, scheduling, ticket information and more.
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