GAME RECAP: Condors 7, San Jose 5

SAN JOSE  – The Bakersfield Condors (12-13-4; 28pts) raced out to an early lead and never looked back in a 7-5 win over the San Jose Barracuda (10-16-2; 22pts) on Sunday. RW Josh Currie (1g-2a) had three points and C Brad Malone scored twice in the win. Bakersfield closes out 2019 on Tuesday at home against Ontario at 5 p.m.
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Colby Cave (6th) waltzed down the slot and snapped a shot off; Assist: Esposito; Time of goal: 4:03; BAK leads, 1-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Brad Malone (6th) pinballed a shot low and in on the power play; Assists: Persson, McLeod; Time of goal: 6:07; BAK leads, 2-0 
  • BARRACUDA GOAL: LW Jayden Halbgewachs (9th) off a back wall bounce; Assists: Gambrell, Middleton; Time of goal: 8:34; BAK leads, 2-1
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Luke Esposito (4th) pick pocketed the d-man and beat the netminder shorthanded; Unassisted; Time of goal: 16:02; BAK leads, 3-1
  • SHOTS: BAK- 6, SJ – 5
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Josh Currie (13th) on a three-on-two rush, put home a rebound; Assists: Marody, Benson; Time of goal: 3:31; BAK leads, 4-1
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Miles Koules (1st) wrist shot from the slot; Assists: Gambardella, Samorukov; Time of goal: 5:39; BAK leads, 5-1
  • BARRACUDA GOAL: C Sasha Chmelevski (5th) banked a shot in from the side of the net; Assists: Bergmann, Brodzinski; Time of goal: 9:00; BAK leads. 5-2
  • BARRACUDA GOAL: C Noah Gregor (3rd) sniped on the power play from the left-wing circle; Assists: Chmelevski, Bergmann; Time of goal: 17:47; BAK leads, 5-3
  • CONDORS GOAL: D Evan Bouchard (4th) joined the rush on a three-on-one and finished it off; Assists: Currie, Cave; Time of goal: 19:19; BAK leads, 6-3
  • SHOTS: BAK – 5, SJ – 19
  • BARRACUDA GOAL: RW Jonny Brodzinski (6th) from the right-wing circle; Assists: True, Viel; Time of goal: 10:39; BAK leads, 6-4
  • BARRACUDA GOAL: Gregor (4th) tipped a point shot on a 6-on-4 power play; Assists: DeSimone, Letunov; Time of goal: 18:41; BAK leads, 6-5
  • CONDORS GOAL: Malone (7th) empty-netter from Benson and Currie; BAK leads, 7-5
  • SHOTS: BAK- 7, SJ – 15
  • THREE STARS: 1. Bouchard (BAK) 2. Brodzinski (SJ) 3. Chmelevski (SJ)
  • POWER PLAYS: BAK – 1/4;  SJ – 2/4
  • SHOTS ON GOAL: BAK – 18; SJ – 39
  • GOALTENDERS: BAK – Skinner (9-7-2; 34/39); SJ – Korenar (L in relief, 6/7)
  • LW Luke Esposito is on a four-game point streak (2g-3a)
  • C Colby Cave has six points (4g-2a) in six games
  • D Logan Day has assists in five straight games
  • LW Tyler Benson has six assists in three games
  • The Condors power play has connected five times in three games
  • Transactions prior to the game included D Brandon Manning and F Markus Granlund being assigned to Bakersfield along with RW Kailer Yamamoto and D William Lagesson recalled to San Jose
  • The Condors play their final game of 2019 on New Year’s Eve, Tuesday at 5 p.m.
  • Scratches: Shane Starrett, Tomas Jurco, Cameron Hebig (travel), Brandon Manning (travel), Markus Granlund (travel)