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Condors Advance to Pacific Division Finals in Front of Record Crowd, 5-2

April 28, 2019 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Bakersfield Condors News Release

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. - The Bakersfield Condors (3-1) won their first-ever AHL Calder Cup Playoffs series in front of a record crowd of 8,210 on Friday at Rabobank Arena. The 5-2 win over the Colorado Eagles (1-3) advanced the Condors to the Pacific Division Finals where they will meet the San Diego Gulls in a best-of-seven beginning in Bakersfield on Friday and Saturday. C Brad Malone had three points (1g-2a) as the Condors erased a second intermission deficit to close out the series. The crowd of 8,210 was the largest crowd ever to watch a Condors postseason game in the 21-year history of the organization.

SERIES SCHEDULE AND RESULTS:

Bakersfield wins series, 3-1

Game 1 - Bakersfield 3, COLORADO 2 (BAK leads, 1-0)

Game 2 - COLORADO 4, Bakersfield 1 (Series tied 1-1)

Game 3 - BAKERSFIELD 5, Colorado 2 (BAK leads, 2-1)

Game 4 - BAKERFSIELD 5, Colorado 2 (BAK wins, 3-1)

FIRST PERIOD

No scoring

SHOTS: BAK - 9, COL - 9 SECOND PERIOD

CONDORS GOAL: C Mitch Callahan (1st) on a breakaway; Assists: Benson, Bear; Time of goal: 4:03; BAK leads, 1-0

EAGLES GOAL: RW Matin Kaut (1st) off a turnover in tight; Unassisted; Time of goal: 8:16; Game tied, 1-1

EAGLES GOAL: Kaut (2nd) on a power play deflection with less than a second left; Assists: Greer, Bowers; Time of goal: 19:59; COL leads, 2-1

SHOTS: BAK- 10 , COL - 8 THIRD PERIOD

CONDORS GOAL: D Evan Bouchard (2nd) drive from the point on the power play; Unassisted; Time of goal: 2:23; Game tied, 2-2

CONDORS GOAL: RW Patrick Russell (2nd) on a shorthanded odd man rush; Assist: Malone; Time of goal: 9:05; BAK leads, 3-2

CONDORS GOAL: C Brad Malone (2nd) redirected a point shot; Assists: Lagesson, Benson; Time of goal: 10:54; BAK leads, 4-2

CONDORS GOAL: C Luke Esposito (1st) empty-net goal; Assists: Malone, Lowe; Time of goal: 19:07; BAK leads, 5-2

SHOTS: BAK- 9, COL - 9 QUICK HITS

THREE STARS: 1. Malone (BAK) 2. Russell (BAK) 3. Callahan (BAK)

POWER PLAYS: BAK - 1/3 ; COL - 1/5

SHOTS ON GOAL: BAK - 31; COL - 26

GOALTENDERS: BAK - Starrett (3-1; 26/24); COL - Francouz (1-3; 30/26)

C Brad Malone registered three points (1g-2a) and led the Condors with five points (2g-3a) in the series

RW Patrick Russell (2g-2a) had four points in the series and was +5

D Evan Bouchard scored for the second straight game and has four points (2g-2a) in two games

D William Lagesson finished with three points (1g-2a) in four games in the series

LW Tyler Benson had two assists

It was the Condors first-ever AHL Calder Cup series victory

Scratches: Skinner, Montoya, Hebig, Yamamoto, Labrie, Vesey, Stukel, Christoffer, Kulevich, Manning


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