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Aces Powerful in Game Two Win

April 14, 2005 - ECHL (ECHL) - Bakersfield Condors News Release

Anchorage, Alaska - Charles Linglet scored once and added two assists to lead the Alaska Aces to a 3-1 victory over the Bakersfield Condors in Game 2 at the Sullivan Arena on Wednesday night.

Alaska opened the game with a power play just under a minute into the game and tallied to take the early lead. Charles Linglet potted his second of the post season at 1:43 of the first and the opening period ended 1-0. Shots were 13-9 in favor of Alaska.

The game tightened up in the second period, with neither team able to take advantage of their power play opportunities in the frame. The Aces went through a stretch of close to nine minutes without a shot on goal, but second year C Olivier Fillion got on the board. His wrist shot made it 2-0 Aces with less than a minute remaining in the period.

Early in the third period the Condors appeared to get on the board when Connor James' wraparound trickled over the goal line, but the goal was waved off. While the back of the cage had been lifted on the play, the net was not dislodged and Bakersfield continued to battle. Brett Lutes scored Bakersfield's only goal of the game on a partial breakaway at 7:21 to make it 2-1. But a late power play for the Aces put this one out of reach. Chris Minard tallied with just 3:29 remaining to make it 3-1.

The Condors will look to stay alive in the series, as Game 3 will take place on Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 p.m. The first 2,000 fans will get a Condors Rolling Blackout t-shirt, and all fans should wear black to the game to participate in the blackout. The first round of the playoffs is sponsored by KGET- TV 17, The Big 96.5 and U.S. Army.

Game 4, if necessary, will be on Saturday, April 16th at the Rabobank Arena. That night Bakersfield native and American Idol star Amy Adams will be singing the National Anthem as well as performing during the first intermission. She will be available for photos and autographs as well.

Individual tickets can be purchased at the Centennial Garden box office, which opens at 10:00am Monday through Saturday, by calling Ticketmaster at 322-2525, online at or stopping by any Ticketmaster location. Season and group tickets may be purchased by calling 324-PUCK (7825) or by visiting the Condors office next to Centennial Garden.

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