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Condors Rally in OT Thriller; Bakersfield Takes 2-Games-To-1 Series Lead

April 23, 2014 - ECHL (ECHL) - Bakersfield Condors News Release

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. - C Joel Broda scored 7:39 into overtime to cap a come-from-behind victory for the Bakersfield Condors in a 4-3 win over the Utah Grizzlies in Game 3 of their best-of-seven series.

The Condors lead the series 2-games-to-1. Games 4 (Thursday) and 5 (Friday) are both on home ice this weekend.

Box Score | Troy Mann post-game | Joel Broda post-game

Highlights

1st Period

CONDORS goal: D Colin Bowman (1st) with a wrist shot from the top of the right circle (Schaber, Carroll assist) at 8:38; BAK leads, 1-0Utah goal: D Martin Lee on the power play, shot from the top of the slot at 14:05; tied 1-1Utah goal: F Jamie MacQueen on a partial breakaway at 18:05; UTA leads 2-1 Shots: BAK - 15 | UTA - 11

2nd Period

CONDORS goal: D Joe Marciano (1st) with a slap shot from the right point (Miller, Collins assist) at 1:30; Game tied, 2-2Utah goal: F Charles Sarault with a wrist shot from the top of the slot at 16:35; UTA leads 3-2 Shots: BAK - 6 | UTA - 12

3rd Period

CONDORS goal: C Greg Miller (1st) with a backhand from the side of the net underneath G Aaron Dell (Collins assist) at 15:30; tied, 3-3Shots: BAK - 14 | UTA - 5

OT PeriodCONDORS goal: C Joel Broda (1st) with a backhand from the low slot (Watson assist) at 7:39; BAK wins 4-3Shots: BAK - 3 | UTA - 6

W: Brossoit (2-1; 34/31)

L: Dell (1-2; 38/34)

Condors droppings: Three Stars: 1. Broda (BAK), 2. Miller (BAK), 3. Collins (BAK) Final shots: BAK - 38 | UTA - 34 Power plays: BAK - 0/4 | UTA - 1/2LW Chris Collins (0g-2a) and C Greg Miller (1g-1a) each had multi-point games.The overtime goal from C Joel Broda was his first point of the post-season.LW Andrew Carroll has points in each of the three games of the series (1g-2a).Bakersfield improves to 8-9 all-time in playoff overtimes. All three games in the series have been one-goal games. Scratches: Thurber, Joe, Gawryletz, Holmberg

OPENING ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS

Condors (#6) vs. Utah Grizzlies (#3)

Home games BOLD

G1 - BAK @ UTA, Fri, 4/18 - W, 1-0; BAK leads 1-0

G2 - BAK @ UTA - Sat, 4/19 - L, 2-1; series tied 1-1

G3 - UTA @ BAK - Tues, 4/22 - W, 4-3; BAK leads 2-1

G4 - UTA @ BAK - Thurs, 4/24 @ 7 p.m. - Team Photo Giveaway

G5 - UTA @ BAK - Fri, 4/25 @ 7 p.m. (if necessary) - Team Card Set Giveaway

G6 - BAK @ UTA - Sun, 4/27 @ 3 p.m. (if necessary)

G7 - BAK @ UTA - Wed, 4/30 @ TBA (if necessary)

The first round of the playoffs is sponsored by Dignity Health, Cal Water and 29 Eyewitness News.

Tune In:

All games, home and away, can be heard on Fox Sports Radio 970 AM (www.foxsports970am.com), through your mobile device on iHeartRadio, or pay-per-view online at www.AmericaOneSports.com. "Condors Countdown" starts 15 minutes prior to the drop of the puck."Condors Unleashed" weekly live webcast produced by the Bakersfield Californian can be seen on www.Bakersfield.com Wednesdays from Noon - 1 p.m. "Condors Insider" weekly radio show, live Thursday from 4 - 5 p.m. on Fox Sports Radio 970.


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