STOCKTON, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (15-17-1-2, 33pts) moved up to the 7th spot in the Western Conference with a 4-3 shootout loss to the Stockton Thunder (20-13-0-4, 44pts) on Saturday night at Stockton Arena. D Erik Burgdoerfer gave the Condors a 3-2 lead early in the third period, but it was equalized minutes later.
- FIGHT: RW Cameron Abney and F Mathieu Gagnon dropped the mitts right off the opening face-off.
- Thunder goal: F Alex MacLeod on a breakaway beat G Tyler Bunz over the glove. Time of goal: 2:48; Thunder lead, 1-0
- CONDORS goal: On the power-play, RW Nicholas Tremblay (4th) potted a rebound off a D Wes Cunningham shot. Assists: Schaber, Cunningham; Time of goal: 12:35;Game tied, 1-1
- Shots: BAK – 7, STK – 13
- CONDORS goal: C Matt Thurber (3) on the power play, finished off a feed from C Joel Broda at the side of the net. Assists: Broda, Hughes; Time of goal: 13:54; Condors lead, 2-1
- Thunder goal: F Greg Miller stuffed home a shot from the side of the net on the power play. Game tied, 2-2
- Shots: BAK – 6, STK – 5
- CONDORS goal: D Erik Burgdoerfer (5) walked down the slot and snapped a shot past G Brian Foster. Assist: Bennett; Time of goal: 1:09; Condors lead, 3-2
- Thunder goal: F Joey Martin blasted a shot from the left-wing circle into the back of the net. Time of goal: 8:56; Game tied, 3-3
- Shots: BAK – 3, STK – 10
- No scoring in overtime; Condors killed off a late power play
- Knackstedt scored in the shootout, but Martin and Bruijsten answered and Stockton picked up the extra point.
SOL: Bunz (31/28; 5-2-0-2)
- Three Stars (from broadcaster Ryan Holt: 1. Martin (STK), 2. Burgdoerfer (BAK), 3. Miller (STK)
- Final shots: BAK – 17 | STK – 32
- Power plays: BAK – 2/4 | STK – 1/7
- Abney’s fight was his sixth of the season, a team-high
- Knackstedt is a perfect 3-for-3 in shootout attempts this season
- The Condors are 3-4-0-1 against Stockton this year as the teams conclude the season series in Bakersfield on March 4
- LW Chase Schaber now has 2g-3a in his last three games
- Scratches: Pageau, Neal, Gawryletz, Hopfner, Watson, Collins
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