Boyd delivers yet again as Condors stun Kalamazoo in overtime, 3-2
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Trailing 2-0 entering the final period of regulation, the Bakersfield Condors (13-29-2-2, 30pts) refused to give in and with overtime heroics from C Peter Boyd defeated the Kalamazoo Wings (19-19-4-1, 43pts) 3-2 in overtime on Sunday afternoon at Wings Stadium.
Bakersfield compiled a few chances early in the first period, including a three-on-one opportunity, but Kalamazoo G Joel Martin held the door shut. The Wings offense then went to work at 4:17 when F Nick Sirota rifled home a loose rebound to give Kalamazoo a 1-0 lead. Just before the break, F Brett Lysak's shot from the slot beat Condors G Brian Stewart to make it 2-0 with 58 seconds left in the period. The Condors were outshot 22-10.
The Condors fired 21 shots on Martin as Kalamazoo took 17 on Stewart, but both goaltenders came up big and kept the second period scoreless.
The comeback was on in the third period when C Peter Boyd snapped home a power-play goal at 5:57 of the frame to cut the lead to 2-1. Then, with Stewart pulled and the extra attacker on, RW Francis Verreault took a feed from Boyd and beat Martin from the slot to tie the game at 2-2 with 1:15 left in regulation.
In overtime, the Condors received a power play late and made sure it did not go to waste. D Erik Bugdoerfer's wrist shot from the point was deflected in front by Boyd past Martin with just 30 seconds left in the extra session to give the Condors a 3-2 come-from-behind victory.
Today was the first-ever meeting between the two sides... C Peter Boyd has scored a goal in five straight games and extended his point streak to eight games (7g-4a)... Bakersfield is now 1-2 in overtime this season... RW Francis Verreault was back on the scoresheet with a goal after his 11-game point streak was snapped last night... Condors scratches: D Deron Cousens, F Jacob Lagace (susp.), F Nick Prockow (inj.), F Parker Stanfield (inj.), D Ryan Annesley (inj.) Shots on goal: BAK - 48 , KAL - 50 Power plays: BAK- 2/4 , KAL - 0/1 ... Three stars: 1. Stewart (BAK), 2. Boyd (BAK), 3. Martin (KAL)
Youth Jerseys and Cowboy Hats up next
The Condors wrap up the seven-game trip in Las Vegas on Wednesday and return home to host Colorado on Feb. 1 with Youth Jersey Giveaway Night, sponsored by KGET-TV 17, Hot Hits 93.1 and Rabobank. The first 2,000 kids 12 and under will get a Condors youth jersey featuring Alternate Captain Peter Boyd.
On Saturday, Feb. 2 they play Ontario again on Cowboy Hat Giveaway Night, sponsored by the Emporium Western Store. The first 2,000 fans 5 and older will get their choice between and tan or black Condors cowboy hat (while supplies last).
Fun 4-packs are on sale now and if you purchase two 4-packs, you get a free Condors Snuggie! Check out the plan to fit your schedule and budget by clicking here or alling 324-PUCK (7825).
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