GAME RECAP: Condors 8, San Jose 4

SAN JOSE – The Bakersfield Condors (35-16-2-1; 73pts) raced out to a 4-0 lead after one period and doubled up the San Jose Barracuda (30-17-2-4; 66pts), 8-4, on Wednesday at SAP Center. Bakersfield has won 19 of 20 games and 10 straight on the road. RW David Gust (1g-2a) and LW Evan Polei (2g-1a) each had three points. With the win and San Diego’s loss, the Condors are now seven points ahead of the rest of the Pacific Division with 14 games remaining. Bakersfield is in Stockton on Friday at 7 p.m.
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Tyler Benson (10th) off a feed cross ice; Assists: Marody, Yamamoto; Time of goal: 7:49; BAK leads, 1-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Kailer Yamamoto (10th) from the left-wing circle off the rush; Assists: Marody, Day; Time of goal: 13:12; BAK leads, 2-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW David Gust (15th) on a rebound at the top of the crease; Assists: Callahan, Jones; Time of goal: 15:36; BAK leads, 3-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Mitch Callahan (11th) on the power play at the goal mouth; Assists: Russell, Jones; Time of goal: 19:34; BAK leads, 4-0
  • SHOTS: BAK – 16, SJ – 7
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Evan Polei (5th) off a scramble at the top of the crease; Assist: Gust; Time of goal: 2:27; BAK leads, 5-0
  • BARRACUDA GOAL: C Antti Suomela (5th) on a breakaway; Assists: Hensick, Dahlen; Time of goal: 7:25; BAK leads, 5-1
  • CONDORS GOAL: D William Lagesson (5th) rifled home from the left point; Assists: Gust, Polei; Time of goal: 18:42; BAK leads, 6-1
  • SHOTS: BAK- 4 , SJ – 15
  • BARRACUDA GOAL: D Jacob Middleton (4th) blast from the left point; Assists: Martin, Viel; Time of goal: 3:16; BAK leads, 6-2
  • BARRACUDA GOAL: Middleton (5th) from in tight; Assist: Hensick; Time of goal: 4:21; BAK leads, 6-3
  • BARRACUDA GOAL: C Dylan Gambrell (16th) from the left-wing circle; Assists: True, Perron; Time of goal: 10:21; BAK leads, 6-4
  • CONDORS GOAL: Polei (7th) muscled home a rebound; Assists: Bear, Vesel; Time of goal: 13:22; BAK leads, 7-4
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Joe Gambardella (27th) empty-net goal; Assist: Russell; Time of goal: 17:45; BAK leads, 8-4
  • SHOTS: BAK- 10, SJ – 15
  • THREE STARS: 1. Gust (BAK) 2. Polei (BAK) 3. Middleton (SJ)
  • POWER PLAYS: BAK – 1/2 ;  SJ – 0/4
  • SHOTS ON GOAL: BAK – 30 ; SJ – 37
  • GOALTENDERS: BAK – Starrett (22-4-3; 37/33); SJ – Korenar, relief (19-7-1; 17/13)
  • C Cooper Marody has 13 points (4g-9a) in his last 11 games
  • Joe Gambardella’s matched Matthew Ford’s 27 single season goals (2015-16), most in Condors AHL history
  • RW David Gust had three points and now has 26 points (15g-11a) which is a new career high
  • The Condors scored eight goals for the third time this season
  • Bakersfield has beaten San Jose four straight times and is now 5-3-0 in eight games against the Barracuda
  • The Condors are 10-0-0 in their last 10 road games
  • Bakersfield played with 11 forward and seven d-men
  • The Condors three-game road trip continues in Stockton on Friday at 7 p.m. and in San Jose at 6 p.m. on Saturday
  • Scratches: Vesey, Christoffer, Kulevich, Montoya