GAME RECAP: Ontario 5, Condors 4 (SO)

ONTARIO, Calif.  – The Bakersfield Condors (37-17-3-2; 79pts) gained a point and extended their division lead in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Ontario Reign (22-28-6-2; 52pts). The Condors magic number is now five points to clinch a playoff berth and the division lead grew to eight points. C Mitch Callahan had three points (1g-2a) and LW Tyler Benson set a new Condors AHL single-season scoring mark with two points on the night.
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Cooper Marody (16th) on the power play from the right-wing circle; Assists: Callahan, Benson; Time of goal: 7:49; BAK leads, 1-0
  • SHOTS: BAK – 12, ONT – 12
  • REIGN GOAL: C Philippe Maillet (15th) on a deflection; Assists: Brickley, Lintuniemi; Time of goal: 4:37; Game tied, 1-1
  • REIGN GOAL: RW Nikita Scherbak (5th) from the right-wing circle on a man advantage; Assists: Lintuniemi, Baumann; Time of goal: 7:50; ONT leads, 2-1
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Tyler Benson (14th) on a rebound off a rush; Assists: Jones, Marody; Time of goal: 8:30; Game tied, 2-2
  • REIGN GOAL: D Chaz Redekopp (1st) shorthanded on a breakaway; Unassisted; Time of goal: 13:21; ONT leads, 3-2
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Mitch Callahan (13th) deflected a point shot; Assists: Jones, Yamamoto; Time of goal: 16:34; Game tied, 3-3
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Evan Polei (9th) off a face-off, snap shot; Assist: Callahan; Time of goal: 17:11; BAK leads, 4-3
  • SHOTS: BAK- 8 , ONT – 17
  • REIGN GOAL: Maillet (16th) on the power play off a rebound; Assists: Brickley, Sutter; Time of goal: 15:32; Game tied, 4-4
  • SHOTS: BAK- 10, ONT – 10
Ontario scored twice in the shootout as LW Tyler Benson and C Cooper Marody were denied.
  • THREE STARS: 1. Maillet (ONT) 2. Rempal (ONT) 3. Callahan (ONT)
  • POWER PLAYS: BAK – 1/2 ;  ONT – 2/6
  • SHOTS ON GOAL: BAK – 33 ; ONT – 46
  • GOALTENDERS: BAK – Starrett (24-4-5; 45/41); ONT – Petersen (9-16-3; 33/29)
  • LW Tyler Benson extended a point streak to seven games (5g-8a) and set a new Condors AHL single-season mark for points with 56
  • C Cooper Marody extended a point streak to seven games (4g-8a) with a two-point night
  • RW Mitch Callahan has 1g-7a over his last four games and has back-to-back three point games
  • LW Nolan Vesey picked up his first AHL fighting major in the first period
  • Bakersfield is 6-1-1 against Ontario this season
  • The Condors are 21-2-2 in their last 25 games
  • Bakersfield is now 30-1-1 in games it leads after two periods
  • The 46 shots against were a season-high for Bakersfield
  • Scratches:  Russell, Yamamoto, Kulevich, Montoya