CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (4-4) host Game 5 (Game “E”) of the Pacific Division Finals on Dignity Health Home Ice at Rabobank Arena at 7 p.m against the San Diego Gulls (6-2). Tickets for tonight’s contest are available by clicking here or at the Rabobank Arena Box Office which opens at noon.
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PROMOTION DETAILS: Game 5 of the Pacific Division Finals with Cameron “Superfan” Hughes in the house and fans encouraged to bring their rally towels and arrive early with a large crowd expected.
The 2019 Condors Playoffs are presented by Adventist Health.
Please allow extra time for arrival as metal detectors are at all entrances. Doors open at 6 p.m. (5:45 for Condors365 Members)
EAT & DRINK
Roasted Pork Loin
Mustard Cream Sauce
Roasted Red Potatoes
Mixed Greens Salad
Slow roasted pork tacos
Chips and salsa
Crossbar Craft Beer Pub
The Bakersfield Condors and San Diego Gulls play Game 5 of the Pacific Division Finals as the series shifts back to Bakersfield. The road team took the first three games of the series. It is a must win for the Condors who look to extend the series to San Diego for Game 6 on Monday.
HOW WE GOT HERE
Bakersfield had two veteran d-men in Ryan Stanton and Keegan Lowe record goals, but San Diego took a 3-1 series lead last night with a 4-2 win. G Jeff Glass stopped 26 of 28 and C Adam Cracknell had two goals.
The Condors jumped out to a 3-1 lead early in the second period when D Ethan Bear scored his second of the postseason. San Diego scored three conseuctive to nab its first lead at 4-3. LW Joe Gambardella completed a hat trick late in the second period to tie it at 4-4 into the second intermission. The Gulls scored twice in the opening 10 minutes of the third and led 6-4. C Brad Malone, who finished with four points (1g-3a), brought the Condors within one with nin minutes left. In the waning moments, LW Tyler Benson (1g-2a) scored his first of the postseason to tie it with 10.5 seconds left. D William Lagesson ended the game, 33 seconds into overtime, with his second of the playoffs.
San Diego led 2-0 after two periods before D Ethan Bear’s first of the playoffs brought the Condors back in the game at 2-1 early in the third period. It would be as close as the Condors would get however as Isac Lundestrom’s insurance marker put the game out of reach. The Gulls added an empty-net goal for a 4-1 Game 2 win.
The Condors could not hold a 2-1 lead after two periods and Game 1 ventured into overtime. And another overtime. And another overtime. And another overtime until RW Maxime Comtois ended the fifth longest game in AHL history at 4:20 of the fourth OT. The game went 124:20 in total.
TURNING D INTO O
Bakersfield’s blueliners have been offensive in the Calder Cup Playoffs. Of the 26 goals scored by the team, 10 have come from d-men including a game-winner from Logan Day in Game 1 of the first round and William Lagesson in overtime of Game 3 on Wednesday.
BUGSY AMONG LEAGUE LEADERS
With 11 points (4g-7a) through eight games, C Brad Malone is second in the Calder Cup Playoffs scoring race. He has four multi-point games, including four points (1g-3a) in Game 3 of the Pacific Division Finals.
GAMBARDELLA SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT
LW Joe Gambardella recorded a playoff hat trick, the first in team history, and his five points in Game 3 were the most in a single game for a Condors player, regular or postseason (3g-2a).
RW Tyler Benson went pointless in the opening three games of the playoffs but has five points (1g-4a) in the last five games.