GAME RECAP: Condors 7, San Jose 1

SAN JOSE  – The Bakersfield Condors (36-17-2-1; 75pts) closed a road trip in style with a 7-1 victory over the San Jose Barracuda (30-18-2-4; 66pts) on Saturday at SAP Center. With the win, the Condors magic number is now 11 to clinch a playoff berth and the team is 20-2-0 in their last 22 games.
RW Patrick Russell had two goals, LW Tyler Benson had a goal and assist, and G Shane Starrett won for the 17th time in his last 18 starts.
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Tyler Benson (11th) on a breakaway; Assist: Day; Time of goal: 4:34; BAK leads, 1-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: D William Lagesson (6th) off a face-off from the left point; Assist: Esposito; Time of goal: 14:48; BAK leads, 2-0
  • SHOTS: BAK – 8, SJ – 8
  • BARRACUDA GOAL: C Maxin Letunov (10th) off a goal mouth scramble; Assists: True, Hensick; Time of goal: 5:31; BAK leads, 2-1
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Cooper Marody (14th) from the slot; Assists: Benson, Lowe; Time of goal: 6:20; BAK leads, 3-1
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Patrick Russell (16th) turned around a shot from the low slot; Assists: Lagesson, Esposito; Time of goal: 6:41; BAK leads, 4-1
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Braden Christoffer (5th) won a battle at the top of the crease and put home a rebound; Assists: Stanton, Marody; Time of goal: 12:45; BAK leads, 5-1
  • SHOTS: BAK- 11 , SJ – 12
  • CONDORS GOAL: Russell (17th) took a feed cross ice and a one-timer on the power play; Assists: Gambardella, Bear; BAK leads, 6-1
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Evan Polei (8th) wrist shot from the top of the left-wing circle; Assists: Callahan, Gust; Time of goal: 15:07; BAK leads, 7-1
  • SHOTS: BAK- 13, SJ – 8
  • THREE STARS: 1. Russell (BAK) 2. Lagesson (BAK) 3. Marody (BAK)
  • POWER PLAYS: BAK – 1/3 ;  SJ – 0/3
  • SHOTS ON GOAL: BAK – 32 ; SJ – 28
  • GOALTENDERS: BAK – Starrett (23-4-3; 28/27); SJ – Korenar (19-8-1; 32/25)
  • The Condors scored three in the second and have outscored the opposition 92-56 in the middle frame this season
  • LW Tyler Benson had an assist and with 38 on the season is the new Condors AHL single season assist holder
  • D Logan Day matched the Condors AHL record for assists by a d-man with his 26th (prev: Jordan Oesterle, 2016-17)
  • Bakersfield has won five straight against San Jose and is now 6-3-0 against the Barracuda on the season
  • Bakersfield is 20-2-0 in its last 22 games and has a magic number of 11 to clinch a playoff berth
  • Scratches: Vesey, Yamamoto, Manning, Kulevich, Montoya