GAME RECAP: Condors 3, Gulls 2

SAN DIEGO  – The Bakersfield Condors (39-17-3-1; 83pts) clinched a berth in the Calder Cup Playoffs with a 3-2 victory over the San Diego Gulls (33-22-4-3; 73pts) on Friday. It is the first Calder Cup Playoffs appearance for the Condors.
C Cooper Marody had a three-point night with two goals and an assist as G Dylan Wells turned aside 40 shots. Bakersfield hosts San Jose, who they lead by eight points atop the division, Saturday at 7 p.m.
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Cooper Marody (17th) off a cross-ice feed at the left-wing circle; Assists: Day, Benson; Time of goal: 12:40; BAK leads, 1-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: Marody (18th) shifted around the d-man and a backhand over the netminder on the power play; Assist: Benson; Time of goal: 18:11; BAK leads, 2-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Mitch Callahan (15th) on the power play jammed a puck home in tight; Assists: Marody, Bear; Time of goal: 19:45; BAK leads, 3-0
  • SHOTS: BAK – 11, SD – 12
  • GULLS GOAL: C Sam Carrick (28th) on the power play from the right point; Assists: Murphy, De Leo; Time of goal: 15:15; BAK leads, 3-1
  • SHOTS: BAK- 13 , SD – 17
  • GULLS GOAL: RW Corey Tropp (18th) on a rebound on the power play; Assists: De Leo, Carrick; Time of goal: 12:29; BAK leads, 3-2
  • SHOTS: BAK- 7, SD – 13
  • THREE STARS: 1. Marody (BAK) 2. Carrick (SD) 3. Callahan (BAK)
  • POWER PLAYS: BAK – 2/5 ;  SD – 2/7
  • SHOTS ON GOAL: BAK – 31 ; SD – 42
  • GOALTENDERS: BAK – Wells (5-5-1; 42/40); SD – Boyle (22-11-1; 11/8)
  • LW Tyler Benson (5g-12a) and C Cooper Marody (6g-9a) each extended point streaks to nine games in the win
  • Benson is now the AHL rookie scoring leader and is in the top 10 in the entire AHL
  • C Mitch Callahan has a six-game point streak (3g-8a) and has 15 points (5g-10a) in 10 games in March
  • The Condors are 23-2-2 in their last 26 games
  • Bakersfield’s magic number to clinch the Pacific Division is seven and they lead the division by eight points with eight games left
  • It was the 20th Condors road win, the best record of any team in the Western Conference
  • The Condors signed AHL veteran PC Labrie to a PTO earlier in the day
  • Bakersfield hosts San Jose Saturday night
  • Scratches:  Labrie, Russell, Kulevich, Yamamoto, Montoya