GAME RECAP: Gulls 5, Condors 4 (OT)

CONDORSTOWN, Calif.  – The Bakersfield Condors (36-17-3-1; 76pts) earned a point in a 5-4 overtime loss to the visiting San Diego Gulls (31-20-3-3; 68pts) on Wednesday. With the point, the Condors Pacific Division lead extended to eight points over three teams (San Jose, San Diego, Colorado) with 11 games remaining. Bakersfield’s magic number to clinch a playoff berth is 10 points.
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Tyler Vesel (5th) off a feed at the top of the crease; Assists: Christoffer, Hebig; Time of goal: 8:19; BAK leads, 1-0
  • GULLS GOAL: C Justin Kloos (14th) on the power play shifted around the netminder in tight; Assist: Steel; 10:20; Game tied, 1-1
  • SHOTS: BAK – 10, SD – 4
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Tyler Benson (12th) off a face-off win and snap shot; Assist: Marody; Time of goal: 2:15; BAK leads, 2-1
  • GULLS GOAL: LW Jack Kopacka (5th) unassisted on the power play; Time of goal: 17:35; Game tied, 2-2
  • SHOTS: BAK- 8 , SD -12
  • GULLS GOAL: C Kiefer Sherwood (4th) from the slot; Assists: De Leo, Steel; Time of goal: 2:11; SD leads, 3-2
  • CONDORS GOAL: D William Lagesson (7th) blast from the right point; Assists: Vesel, Callahan; Time of goal: 3:16; Game tied, 3-3
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Mitch Callahan (12th) from the slot; Assists: Gust, Vesel; Time of goal: 4:07; BAK leads, 4-3
  • GULLS GOAL: D Andy Welinski (8th) on the power play from the point; Assists: Steel, Kopacka; Time of goal: 8:39; Game tied, 4-4
  • SHOTS: BAK- 11, SD – 16
OVERTIME: C Sam Steel (18th) ended things at 1:58 on a partial breakaway; SD wins, 5-4
  • THREE STARS: 1. Steel (SD) 2. Vesel (BAK) 3. Kopacka (SD)
  • POWER PLAYS: BAK – 0/6 ;  SD – 3/5
  • SHOTS ON GOAL: BAK – 30 ; SD – 33
  • GOALTENDERS: BAK – Starrett (23-4-4; 33/28); SD – Boyle (20-9-1; 30/26)
  • LW Tyler Benson extended a point streak to five games (3g-4a) with a goal
  • C Cooper Marody extended a point streak to five games (2g-6a) with an assist
  • C Tyler Vesel’s three points was a career high and his third multi-point game of the season
  • D William Lagesson has seven points (3g-4a) in his last seven games
  • The Condors are 5-3 in overtime games this season
  • Bakersfield’s magic number is now 10 points with 11 games remaining to clinch a playoff berth; they host Ontario Saturday for the first of three straight against the Reign
  • Scratches: Vesey, Yamamoto, Stukel, Kulevich, Montoya