GAME RECAP: Grand Rapids 6, Condors 5 (OT)

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (9-11-4; 22pts) had a two-goal night from LW Tyler Benson, but could not put the Grand Rapids Griffins (11-13-3; 25pts) in a 6-5 overtime loss on Friday. Bakersfield had leads of 2-0, 3-2, and 5-3 on the night. The same two teams meet tomorrow at 7 p.m. on Derek Carr Youth Jersey Giveaway night.
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Joe Gambardella (6th) from the left-wing boards; Assists: Malone, Lowe; Time of goal: 3:39; BAK leads, 1-0
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Jakob Stukel (1st) from the slot off a rush; Assist: Persson; Time of goal: 5:52; BAK leads, 2-0
  • GRIFFINS GOAL: C Joe Veleno (4th) from the slot; Assists: Smith, Ford; Time of goal: 14:09; BAK leads, 2-1
  • GRIFFINS GOAL: LW Taro Hirose (2nd) on the power play from the left-wing circle; Assists: Tangradi; Game tied, 2-2
  • SHOTS: BAK- 10, GR – 13
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Colby Cave (3rd) off a loose rebound; Assists: Day, McLeod; Time of goal: 2:13; BAK leads, 3-2
  • GRIFFINS GOAL: LW Eric Tangradi (2nd) off the bench on a breakaway; Assist: Hirose; Time of goal: 14:40; Game tied, 3-3
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Tyler Benson (6th) batted a puck out of midair; Assists: Samorukov, Marody; Time of goal: 16:09; BAK leads, 4-3
  • CONDORS GOAL: Benson (7th) on a rebound; Assists: Day, Currie; Time of goal: 19:23; BAK leads, 5-3
  • GRIFFINS GOAL: C Dominic Turgeon (6th) off a back wall bounce; Assists: Time of goal: 19:50; BAK leads, 5-4
  • SHOTS: BAK – 9, GR – 9
  • GRIFFINS GOAL: Veleno (5th) from the right-wing circle; Assists: Ford, Kuffner; Time of goal: 3:22; Game tied, 5-5
  • SHOTS: BAK- 5, GR – 8
OVERTIME – Hirose (3rd) gave the Griffins a 6-5 win with just over 11 seconds left
  • THREE STARS: 1. Veleno (GR) 2. Tangradi (GR) 3. Benson (BAK)
  • POWER PLAYS: BAK – 0/3;  GR – 2/4
  • SHOTS ON GOAL: BAK – 25; GR – 33
  • GOALTENDERS: BAK – Starrett (OTL, 2-1-1; 27/33); GR – Pickard (9-7-3; 20/25)
  • RW Josh Currie moved into third all-time in Condors games played tonight with his 336th game
  • LW Tyler Benson has five goals in his last 11 games
  • C Cooper Marody had two assists
  • LW Jakob Stukel scored his first of the season
  • Bakersfield and Grand Rapids met in Bakersfield for the first time since the Condors inaugural AHL home game in 2015
  • Scratches: Stuart Skinner, Tomas Jurco, Jake Kulevich,  Miles Koules