GAME RECAP: San Jose 4, Condors 2

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (39-18-3-1; 83pts) were stifled by the San Jose Barracuda (35-20-3-4; 77pts) in a 4-2 loss on Saturday in front of 6,502 at Rabobank Arena. C Luke Esposito and C Cooper Marody each scored from the Condors who suffered just their second regulation home loss in their last 15 games.
Bakersfield has a six point lead over San Jose atop the Pacific Division with six games left for both teams. The Condors finished the season series 6-4-0 against the Barracuda.
  • No scoring
  • SHOTS: BAK – 15, SJ – 7
  • BARRACUDA GOAL: C Matt Fonteyne (5th) off a deflection in front; Assists: Vela, Suomela; Time of goal: 3:09; SJ leads, 1-0
  • CONDORS GOAL:  C Luke Esposito (6th) at the goal mouth; Assists: Hebig, Stukel; Time of goal; 19:11; Game tied, 1-1
  • SHOTS: BAK- 8 , SJ – 14
  • BARRACUDA GOAL: D Cavan Fitzgerald (6th) on a blast from the point; Assist: True; Time of goal: :28; SJ leads, 2-1
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Cooper Marody (19th) from the slot off a dish from the right-wing corner; Assists: Labrie, Benson; Time of goal: 4:25; Game tied, 2-2
  • BARRACUDA GOAL: C Maxim Letunov (11th) answered right back from the slot; Assists: DeSimone, Hensick; Time of goal: 5:06; SJ leads, 3-2
  • BARRACUDA GOAL: LW Jeffrey Viel (10th) empty-net goal; SJ leads, 4-2
  • SHOTS: BAK- 6, SJ – 8
  • THREE STARS: 1. Korenar (SJ) 2. Fitzgerald (SJ) 3. Marody (BAK)
  • POWER PLAYS: BAK – 0/6 ;  SJ – 1/4
  • SHOTS ON GOAL: BAK – 29 ; SJ – 29
  • GOALTENDERS: BAK – Starrett (25-5-5; 28/25); SJ – Korenar (21-8-2; 29/27)
  • LW Tyler Benson (5g-13a) and C Cooper Marody (7g-9a) each extended point streaks to 10 games, tied for the longest in Condors AHL history
  • LW PC Labrie made his Condors debut and had an assist
  • RW Jakob Stukel now has five points (2g-3a) in his last three home games
  • The Condors are 23-3-2 in their last 28 games
  • Bakersfield heads on the road for three games in Manitoba on Tuesday and Wednesday and in San Antonio next Saturday
  • Scratches:  Vesey, Russell, Manning, Yamamoto, Montoya