Texas holds off the Condors, 4-2

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (23-20-2-2; .532) fell to the Texas Stars (32-19-3-3; .614) 4-2 Saturday night at Rabobank Arena.
Video: Highlights | Media: Box Score
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Rob Klinkhammer (9th) scored his third shorthanded goal of the season, burying a breakaway. Assist: Oesterle; Time of goal: 7:25; BAK leads 1-0
  • STARS GOAL: R Matej Stransky (12th) from the bottom of the right circle on the power play. Assists: Ranford, Johns; Time of goal: 14:18; tied 1-1
  • Shots: BAK: 12 | TEX – 13
  • STARS GOAL: RW Jason Dickinson (17th) with a blast from the right circle on the power play. Assists: Honka, Backman; Time of goal: 11:59; TEX leads 2-1
  • Shots: BAK: 12 | TEX – 20
  • STARS GOAL: LW Remi Elie (6th) finished an odd-man rush from the right circle. Assists: Ritchie, Ully; Time of goal: 7:58; TEX leads 3-1 
  • CONDORS GOAL: RW Tyler Pitlick (4th) chipped home a rebound from the low slot. Assists: Klinkhammer, Oesterle; Time of goal: 19:14; TEX leads 3-2
  • STARS GOAL: LW Curtis McKenzie (13th) sealed it with an empty net goal. Unassisted; Time of goal: 19:54; TEX leads 4-2
  • Shots: BAK: 9 | TEX – 5
Three Stars: 1. Dickinson (TEX), 2. Desrosiers (TEX), 3. Klinkhammer (BAK)
Final Shots: BAK: – 33 | TEX – 38
Power plays: BAK: – 0/3 | TEX – 0/2
BAK – Laurikainen (4-5-0; 36/33)
TEX – Desrosiers (5-5-0; 33/31)
– Klinkhammer has nine goals in just 11 games with the Condors; he is tied for the AHL lead with three shorthanded goals
– Klinkhammer (1g-1a) and D Jordan Oesterle (2a) both recorded multiple-point games
– G Eetu Laurikainen has made 30 or more saves in 5 of his 7 starts
– Scratches: Gernat, Moroz, Roy, McRae
– Attendance: 4,221
2-for-1 tickets, Faith & Family Night and Superhero Cape Giveaway all next week
The Condors home stand continues with three games next week. Tuesday night get 2-for-1 tickets by donating two non-perishable food items, sponsored by My 45 and Groove 99.3. Friday is Faith & Family Night, sponsored by 106.1 KRAB Radio, featuring live music and speakers. Saturday the first 2,000 kids 12 and under will get a Condors Superhero Cape, presented by Energy 95.3 and Three-Way Chevrolet and Cadillac. Contact the Condors for more information at 324-PUCK (7825).