GAME RECAP: Condors 3, San Diego 2


SAN DIEGO – The Bakersfield Condors (27-23-9-1; 64pts) never trailed and beat the San Diego Gulls (34-22-3-1, 72pts) for a third straight game, 3-2, on Wednesday night at Valley View Casino Center. C Kyle Platzer had three points (1g-2a) including the game-winner. C Joe Gambardella had two goals. With the win, coupled with Texas’ shootout loss and Stockton’s loss, the Condors are the equivalent of five points out of a playoff spot with eight games remaining.
  • THREE STARS: 1. Gambardella (BAK) 2. Platzer (BAK) 3. Betker (BAK)
  • POWER PLAYS: BAK – 0/3; SD – 1/2
  • SHOTS ON GOAL: BAK – 40; SD –  31
  • GOALTENDERS: BAK – Ellis (9-9-2; 31/29 ; SD – Berra (16-9-2; 30/37)
  • C Kyle Platzer had three points (1g-2a); D Ben Betker had two assists
  • LW Joe Gambardella registered his second multi-goal game in his last three games
  • G Nick Ellis started for the first time since February 17 at Tucson; Laurent Brossoit was assigned to the team earlier in the day, but did not dress
  • G Dylan Wells dressed for his first professional game, serving as Ellis’ backup
  • The Condors are 4-2-1 against San Diego and conclude the eight-game season series on Saturday in Bakersfield; they have won three straight over San Diego
  • Bakersfield is in Ontario on Friday at 7 p.m.; watch the game live at The Padre Hotel
  • Scratches:  Hamilton (inj.), Callahan (susp.), Day (healhty), Mantha (inj.), Gust (inj.), Downing (inj.), Loney (healthy)