Eagles rally past Condors, 5-3

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Colorado Eagles (24-16-1-4, 53pts) rallied with three late goals to defeat the Bakersfield Condors (10-32-4-1, 25pts) at Rabobank Arena Saturday night.

The Condors surrendered the first goal of the game just over four minutes in, but bounced back. LW Jesse Gimblett hammered in his 13th of the season on a 2-on-1 feed from F Tyler Helfrich at 12:33. Then in the final minute of the period, D Erik Burgdoerfer fired home his fourth of the season to make it 2-1 Condors.

A back and forth second frame yielded just one tally, as F Kevin Ulanski picked up a loose puck and rifled home a shot over G Bryan Pitton to tie it up at 2-2. Condors led in shots 10-9 in the period, but G Kyle Jones was equal to the task.

Bakersfield regained the lead 4:46 into the final period, with F Peter Boyd netting his ninth of the season to make it 3-2. But after that, the Eagles reeled off three unanswered tallies to cruise past the Condors. All three goals were set up by F Kevin Ulanski.

Click here for the highlights

Click here for the box score

Condors Droppings:
LW Jesse Gimblett went down injured in the second period and did not return… F Tyler Helfrich had two assists on the night… G Bryan Pitton stopped COL F Michael Forney on a first period penalty shot. It was the first penalty shot allowed by the Condors this season… The Space Jerseys tonight raised $13,850. LW Kyle Calder’s jersey brought in the most, earning $950… Shots on goal: BAK- 28, COL- 30… PP: BAK 0/2, COL 1/3… Three Stars: 1. Ulanski (COL), 2. Nelson (COL), 3. Helfrich (BAK).

Youth Jersey Giveaway next Saturday

The Condors head to Utah on Wednesday and Vegas on Friday before returning home against Las Vegas on Saturday night. That 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.

Get Tickets
Pick-4 Plans are on sale now, featuring the most sought-after games for the second half of the season, starting at just $32. For more information or to reserve your tickets call 324-PUCK (7825) today.
Individual tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena box office by calling 1-800-745-3000. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday with extended hours on gamedays. For more information on ticket packages, exciting promotions, and to sign up for the Kids Club for just $10, log on to www.bakersfieldcondors.com.

Follow us on Twitter

Find us on Facebook

Follow the Condors all season long, for team news, player moves, promotions, and more on Twitter (@Condors) and Facebook (facebook.com/BakersfieldCondors). Be the first to know!