Frantic comeback falls short in Idaho

BOISE – The Bakersfield Condors (10-9-1-2, 23pts), owned by the Edmonton Oilers, nearly erased a four-goal third period deficit, but fell to the Idaho Steelheads (13-7-1-1, 28pts), 5-4, on Friday night at CenturyLink Arena.
C Nick MacNeil scored twice in the third period for the Condors.
  • No scoring
  • Shots: BAK – 6 | IDH – 13
  • STEELHEADS GOAL: F Wade MacLeod (8) from the top of the right-wing circle on a 5-on-3 power play. Assists: McDermott, Beck; Time of goal: 5:23; IDH leads, 1-0
  • STEELHEADS GOAL: F Alex Belzile (11) from the left-wing circle on the ensuing 5-on-4 power play. Assist: McDermott; Time of goal: 6:44; IDH leads, 2-0
  • STEELHEADS GOAL: F David de Kastrozza (8) backhanded a loose puck off a turnover into an empty net. Assist: Huff; Time of goal: 7:44; IDH leads, 3-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: D Graeme Craig (4) wrist-shot from the left point deflected off a body in front and into the back of the cage. Assist: C. Jones; Time of goal: 13:08; IDH leads, 3-1
  • Shots: BAK – 13 | IDH – 14
  • STEELHEADS GOAL: Belzile (12) with his second of the night from the slot. Assist: MacLeod; Time of goal: 6:23; IDH leads, 4-1
  • STEELHEADS GOAL: MacLeod (9) deflected a shot from the slot low. Assist: Cullity; Time of goal: 8:45; IDH leads, 5-1
  • CONDORS GOAL: F Nick MacNeil (4) stuffed home a pass in front from the crease. Assist: Sylvestre; Time of goal: 16:20; IDH leads, 5-2
  • CONDORS GOAL: MacNeil (5) potted home a rebound from the left-wing circle. Assist: Lessard; Time of goal: 16:44; IDH leads, 5-3
  • CONDORS GOAL: F Brendan Brooks (4) took a feed in front and deposited a shot past G Olivier Roy with an extra attacker. Time of goal: 17:32; IDH leads, 5-4
  • Shots: BAK – 14 | IDH – 7


BAK: Rimmer (33/28; 6-6-1)
IDH: Roy (33/29; 10-5-1)


  • Three Stars: 1. Belzile (IDH) 2. MacLeod (IDH) 3. MacNeil (BAK)
  • Final shots: BAK – 1/5 | IDH – 2/3
  • Power Plays: BAK – 33 | IDH – 33
  • The Condors have scored power-play goals in six straight (12-for-32)
  • C Connor Jones now leads all active rookies in scoring with 21 points (7g-14a)
  • F Nick MacNeil has three goals in two games
  • All five games between the Condors and Idaho have been decided by one-goal. (0-2-1-2)
  • Scratches: D Gabriel Verpaelst; In AHL: LW Josh Winquist
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