Nilsson stellar in debut, 3-2

ONTARIO, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (22-18-2-2; .545) received a stellar goaltending debut from G Anders Nilsson and won their fourth straight, 3-2, over the Ontario Reign (28-12-3-1; .681). Bakersfield moves to third in the Pacific Division with the victory and are now 3-0-1 in their last four against the Pacific Division leaders. 

Media: Box Score

  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Anton Slepyshev (7th) forced a turnover and crept in from the right-wing circle and backhanded thru the pads of G Michael Houser; Assist: Ford; Time of goal: 5:32; BAK leads, 1-0
  • REIGN GOAL: RW Justin Auger (11th) on the power play from the right-wing dot. Assists: LoVerde, Schultz; Time of goal: 14:40; Game tied, 1-1
  • Shots: BAK: 8 | ONT – 20
  • CONDORS GOAL: C Jujhar Khaira (7th) on the final play of the period from slot. Assist: Miller; Time of goal: 19:59; BAK leads, 2-1
  • Shots: BAK: 6 | ONT – 8
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Rob Klinkhammer (7th) on a two-on-one banked it off the d-man and past Houser. Assists: Khaira, Miller; Time of goal: 19 seconds; BAK leads, 3-1
  • REIGN GOAL: C Nic Dowd (10th) deflected a shot with the goaltender pulled. Assists: Erhoff, Kempe; Time of goal: 18:58; BAK leads, 3-2
  • Shots: BAK: 3 | ONT – 11
Three Stars: 1. Khaira (BAK)  2. Nilsson (BAK) 3. Miller (BAK)
Final Shots: BAK: – 17 | ONT – 39
Power plays: BAK: – 0/6 | ONT – 1/3
BAK – Nilsson (1-0-0; 39/37)
ONT – Houser (1-2-0; 17/14)
– G Anders Nilsson made his first AHL start since Feb. 28, 2014 for Bridgeport against Providence.; He has won seven straight AHL starts dating back to that season
– The Condors are 18-0-1 when leading after two periodsand 17-3-1-2 when scoring three goals
– RW Andrew Miller has seven points in three games (1g-6a)
– RW Matt Ford extended his point streak to seven games with an assist tonight. He has 4g-7a during the streak.
– C Jujhar Khaira extended his point streak to five games (3g-5a)
– Scratches: Platzer, Gernat, Winquist, Moroz, Jones, Nikitin
– Attendance:
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