It took nearly the entire first period for the first goal to be knocked home, when D Tyler Gotto put the Condors up 1-0. While on the power play, RW Stephane Goulet fired a pass across the crease to find Gotto sneaking in from the point. The goal was scored with just 33 seconds left in the period.
Las Vegas evened the scoring early in the second period. C Colin Long found a rebound on top of the goal crease and snapped it in to even the score at 1-1 with 17:56 left in the middle frame. The Condors appeared to push back in front with mere seconds remaining on the clock, but RW Bobby Robins shot rang off the post, keeping the score at 1-1. Shots were 29-22 in favor of Bakersfield through 40 minutes of play.
C Joel Broda put the Condors up for good when he smacked home his 17th goal, on the power play, 4:31 into the final period. It was the second man advantage marker of the evening for the Condors, and served as the eventual game winner. RW Stephane Goulet added some insurance with less than three minutes to play, banging in a pass from C Adam Naglich on a 2-on-1 to make it 3-1. Stewart did the rest, stopping nine shots in the third and 31 shots on the night for his record-tying ninth straight victory.
Bakersfield is 11-0-0 at home on Friday nights this season… The Condors tied not only their home victory record (25) with the win, but also tied the record for consecutive home victories (10)… F Andrew Ianiero picked up to assists to move past Steve Dowhy for 2nd all-time in Bakersfield history, which includes the Fog (247 career assists). He was already 2nd in Condors history… Ianiero (0g-8a) and RW Stephane Goulet (3g-3a) both extended their scoring streaks to five games… Power plays: BAK: 2/5; LV: 1/5… Three stars: 1. J. Broda (BAK); 2. B. Stewart (BAK); 3. T. Gotto (BAK).Next Home Game:
The Condors wrap up their 9-game home stand Saturday night against the Las Vegas Wranglers, and welcome Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants back to Condorstown, courtesy of Bright House Networks, 101.5 KGFM and Farmers Insurance. SpongeBob will be hanging out with fans throughout the night and you can get your picture with him in the Condors Photo Booth.
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The Condors have locked up a playoff spot, and now battle to determine positioning. 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. Get your playoff tickets now before they go on sale to the public on Apr. 4 – call 324-PUCK(7825) for more information.
Individual tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena Box Office. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, with extended hours on game and event days. You can also call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit them online at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket packages start at just $28! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.