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Condors Take Series Lead with 5-2 Win in Front of 6,214

April 24, 2019 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Bakersfield Condors News Release

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. - The Bakersfield Condors (2-1) returned home in a big way with a 5-2 win in Game 3 over the Colorado Eagles (1-2) in front of a crowd of 6,214 on Tuesday. LW Evan Polei (2g-1a) and D Evan Bouchard (1g-2a) each had three point nights. Bakersfield hosts Game 4 on Saturday at 7 p.m. with a chance to advance to the second round.

SERIES SCHEDULE AND RESULTS:

BAK leads, 2-1

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 - Saturday, April 27 @ Bakersfield, 7 p.m. PT

Game 5* - Sunday, April 28 @ Bakersfield, 5 p.m. PT

*-If Necessary

FIRST PERIOD

CONDORS GOAL: D Ryan Stanton (1st) from the right point; Assists: Bouchard, Polei; Time of goal: 10:20; BAK leads, 1-0

SHOTS: BAK - 17, COL - 1 SECOND PERIOD

CONDORS GOAL: LW Joe Gambardella (1st) left all alone in front took a feed from the right-wing corner; Assist: Esposito; Time of goal: 5:34; BAK leads, 2-0

CONDORS GOAL: LW Evan Polei (1st) deflected a point shot; Assists: Bouchard, Stanton; Time of goal: 7:14; BAK leads, 3-0

EAGLES GOAL: D Anton Lindholm (1st) took a cross ice feed into a vacated net; Assists: Alt, Toninato; Time of goal: 7:30; BAK leads, 3-1

CONDORS GOAL: D Evan Bouchard (1st) blast from the right point through traffic; Assists: Esposito, Lowe; Time of goal: 10:30; BAK leads, 4-1

CONDORS GOAL: Polei (2nd) stuffed home a rebound; Assists: Lowe, Gust; Time of goal: 17:42; BAK leads, 5-1

EAGLES GOAL: C Sheldon Dries (1st)

SHOTS: BAK- 18 , COL - 9 THIRD PERIOD

No scoring

SHOTS: BAK- 6, COL - 8 QUICK HITS

THREE STARS: 1. Polei (BAK) 2. Bouchard (BAK) 3. Stanton (BAK)

POWER PLAYS: BAK - 1/4 ; COL - 0/4

SHOTS ON GOAL: BAK - 41; COL - 18

GOALTENDERS: BAK - Starrett (2-1; 18/16); COL - Francouz (1-2; 41/36)

LW Evan Polei had three points (2g-1a) and the first multi-goal game of the playoffs for the Condors

D Evan Bouchard made his AHL debut and had three points (1g-2a); he played seven games with Edmonton to begin the season and was drafted 10th overall in the 2018 NHL Draft

D Keegan Lowe (0g-2a), D Ryan Stanton (1g-1a), and C Luke Esposito (0g-2a) each had multi-point nights

Bakersfield hosts Game 4 on Saturday at 7 p.m. and with a win would advance to the second round

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


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