Scrivens shines in 3-2 win

STOCKTON, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (11-10-1-1, .528) received a brilliant goaltending performance from G Ben Scrivens and a late game-winning goal from RW Matt Ford in a 3-2 win over the Stockton Heat (8-10-0-2, .400) on Wednesday night at Stockton Arena.
MEDIA: Box Score
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Kale Kessy (5) poked a puck free at his own blue line and snapped a shot inside the post from the right-wing circle. Unassisted; Time of goal: 6:57; BAK leads, 1-0
  • Shots: BAK – 8; STK – 13
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Anton Slepyshev (4) on a wraparound from behind the net; Assists: Fayne, Oesterle; Time of goal: 7:32; BAK leads, 2-0 
  • Shots: BAK – 7; STK – 18
  • HEAT GOAL: C Derek Grant (8) poked home a loose rebound. Assists: Kulak, Agostino; Time of goal: 4:23; BAK leads, 2-1
  • HEAT GOAL: Grant (9) with his second on a deflection. Assists: Stevenson, Poirer; Time of goal: 15:06; Game tied, 2-2
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Matthew Ford (10) knocked home a rebound in the crease. Assists: Yakimov, Hunt; Time of goal: 17:56; BAK leads, 3-2
  • Shots: BAK – 8; STK – 15
Three stars: 1. Scrivens (BAK) 2. Grant (STK) 3. Ford (BAK)
Final Shots: BAK – 23 | STK – 46
Power plays: BAK – 1/5 | STK – 0/5
BAK – Scrivens (44/46, 2-5-0)
STK – Ortio (20/23; 3-3-0)
– D Mark Fayne picked up his first point with the Condors
– Slepyshev’s goal was his first even-strength goal of the season; his previous three were on the power play
– G Ben Scrivens has stopped 103 of his last 108 shots over the past three games
– Scratches: McRae (inj.), Winquist (inj.), Jones (inj.), Brossoit (inj.), Chase, Musil, Roy
– Attendance:
Condors Members can take advantage of a special ticket deal to check out the Condors and Stockton Heat outdoor game on Friday, Dec. 18 at Raley Field in Sacramento. Click here to take advantage of the Members Discount and save 30% off select tickets.
The game will be just the eighth outdoor game in AHL history and the first in California. The Condors will practice outdoors on Thursday at 11 a.m. and the crew from Oilers TV is with the team this week to capture every moment. Head to to view behind the scenes coverage of a special week for the Condors.
Watch the game live on the NHL Network (check local listings) or on Fox Sports 970 AM and iHeartRadio will carry the game live.