GAME RECAP: Condors 5, San Jose 2

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (34-16-2-1; 71pts) jumped on the San Jose Barracuda (30-16-2-4; 66pts) early and never looked back in a 5-2 win on Saturday in front of 6,004 at Rabobank Arena. Over 13,000 fans watched the team this weekend as the Condors have won 18 of 19 and sit five points clear atop the Pacific Division.
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Cooper Marody (13th) on a rebound on the power play; Assists: Benson, Day; Time of goal: 1:51; BAK leads, 1-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Kailer Yamamoto (9th) on the power play from the left point deflection; Assists: Benson, Marody; Time of goal: 5:09; BAK leads, 2-0
  • SHOTS: BAK – 10, SJ – 11
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Cameron Hebig (11th) crashed the net and banged home a rebound; Assists: Lagesson, Callahan; Time of goal: 5:48; BAK leads, 3-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Luke Esposito (3rd) deflected a point shot; Assists: Bear, Russell; Time of goal: 12:36; BAK leads, 4-0
  • SHOTS: BAK- 9 , SJ – 11
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Joe Gambardella (26th) from the right-wing circle off a cross slot pass; Assists: Bear, Esposito; Time of goal: 8:33; BAK leads, 5-0
  • BARRACUDA GOAL: D Jeremy Roy (6th) from the right point; Assists: Gambrell, Dahlen; Time of goal: 18:25; BAK leads, 5-1
  • BARRACUDA GOAL: LW John McCarthy (9th) on a rebound; Assists: Wood, Martin; Time of goal: 19:12; BAK leads, 5-2
  • SHOTS: BAK- 7, SJ – 12
  • THREE STARS: 1. Esposito (BAK) 2. Hebig (BAK) 3. Bear (BAK)
  • POWER PLAYS: BAK – 2/4;  SJ – 0/5
  • SHOTS ON GOAL: BAK – 26; SJ – 34
  • GOALTENDERS: BAK – Starrett (21-4-3; 34/32); SJ – Korenar (19-6-1; 26/21)
  • C Cooper Marody has 11 points (4g-7a) in his last 10 games
  • LW Tyler Benson had two points and is now third in the AHL in rookie scoring
  • LW Evan Polei fought for a team high sixth time this season
  • Joe Gambardella’s 26th goal of the season is one off the Condors AHL single season record set by Matthew Ford (27) in 2015-16
  • D Ethan Bear returned to the lineup and had two assists
  • Bakersfield’s magic number to clinch a playoff berth is now 17
  • The Condors hit the road for three games beginning Wednesday in San Jose
  • Scratches: Vesey, Kulevich, Manning, Montoya