Five-goal third period helps Condors rifle past Moose, 6-2

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (18-16-2-2; .526) scored five times in the third period to blow past the Manitoba Moose (11-24-3-4; .345) 6-2 Friday night at Rabobank Arena in front of 5,725. The Condors posted 12 goals in two wins against the Moose on home ice this week.

Media: Box Score
  • Fight: BAK – Kassian vs. MB – Kramer at 2:57 
  • CONDORS GOAL: D Brad Hunt (7th) teed up and blasted home a drive from the high slot. Assists: Pitlick, Winquist; Time of goal: 19:38; BAK leads 1-0
  • Shots: BAK: 6 | MB: 4
  • MANITOBA GOAL: LW Thomas Raffl (2nd) got his own rebound and punched it in from the top of the crease while shorthanded. Assists: Albert, Stoykewych; Time of goal: 2:29; tied 1-1
  • Fight: BAK – Khaira vs. MB – Kosmachuk at 9:38
  • MANITOBA GOAL: LW Matt Fraser from the low slot rapped in a rebound on the power play. Assists: Petan, De Leo; Time of goal: 15:33; MB leads 2-1 
  • Shots: BAK: 14 | MB: 21
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Ryan Hamilton (12th) batted in a rebound out of mid-air from the top of the crease on the power play. Assists: Pitlick, Hunt; Time of goal: 1:17; tied 2-2
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Zack Kassian (2nd) touched home a tally on his own rebound. Assists: Miller, Winquist; Time of goal: 3:55. BAK leads 3-2
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Matt Ford (17th) redirected a shot at the side of the crease (pp). Assists: McRae, LaLeggia; Time of goal: 12:45. BAK leads 4-2
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Andrew Miller (10th) one-timer from the top of the left circle (pp). Assists: Winquist, Ford; Time of goal: 13:35. BAK leads 5-2
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Kellen Jones (1st) into the empty net. Assists: Currie, Oesterle; Time of goal: 17:10. BAK leads 6-2
  • Shots: BAK: 17 | MB: 6
Three Stars: 1. Kassian (BAK), 2. Winquist (BAK), 3. Hunt (BAK)
Final Shots: BAK: – 37 | MB: – 31
Power plays: BAK: – 4/6 | MB: – 1/4
BAK – Brossoit (13-8-3; 31/29)
MB – Comrie (9-16-5; 36/31)
– BAK G Laurent Brossoit stopped a penalty shot by C John Albert, :33 into the 2nd period. It was the first penalty shot surrendered by the Condors this season
–  D Brad Hunt (1g-1a), LW Jost Winquist (3a), RW Andrew Miller (1g-1a), RW Matt Ford (1g-1a), RW Tyler Pitlick (2a) each recorded multi-point games
– C Jujhar Khaira earned his 4th fighting major and RW Zack Kassian his 2nd
– This was the 8th time the Condors recorded mutliple power play goals this season. The four power play goals was a season high
– This was the Condors first win this season when trailing entering the third period
– Scratches: Nikitin, Slepyshev, Christoffer, Roy, Gernat, Moroz

The Condors host the Milwaukee Admirals next Friday night and welcome back the ZOOperstars!, sponsored by My 45 and KGFM 101.5. These 10ft tall animal/sports mascots put on a show that makes them a fan favorite every season. See Ken Giraffey Jr., Tommy LaSwordfish, Kevin Duranteater, Bobby Orrangutang and Mackerel Jordan bring their hijinx to Condorstown.

Saturday night against Stockton, the Condors will don Special Olympics jerseys for the night, sponsored by KiX 92.1. The jerseys will be auctioned off for charity and five game-issued jerseys will be raffled off for free at the game. Contact the Condors for more information at 324-PUCK (7825).