BAKERSFIELD, CA. – The Bakersfield Condors scored five goals in the third period to erase a 1-0 deficit and defeat the Colorado Eagles, 5-2 on Saturday. Andrew Agozzino and A.J. Greer each netted a goal in the loss, as Eagles goaltender Pavel Francouz made 37 saves on 40 shots in the contest. The defeat now leaves Colorado winless in five straight games.
Eagles forward Andrew Agozzino would net the game’s first goal when he snagged a pass at his own blue line before streaking through the left-wing circle and snapping a wrister past Condors goalie Shane Starrett. The goal would put Colorado on top, 1-0 at the 13:11 mark of the first period and it would also extend Agozzino’s point streak to nine games with at least one point on the scoresheet.
Heading into the second period, the Eagles lead would be put to the test when Bakersfield earned 1:28 on a 5-on-3 power play. Colorado’s penalty kill would rise to the occasion to thwart the Condors efforts and allow the Eagles to carry their 1-0 edge into the final frame.
The third period would prove to be the difference, as Bakersfield forward Evan Polei would send a spinning shot from the bottom of the right circle past Francouz to tie the game at 1-1 just 3:56 into the final stanza.
The Condors would claim their first lead of the night when forward Jesse Puljujarvi collected a pass in the low-slot and fed the puck into the back of the net to give Bakersfield a 2-1 edge with 8:38 left in the contest.
Less than two minutes later, forward Josh Currie would finish off an odd-man rush when he snagged a cross-slot feed and rifled a shot past Francouz to stretch the Condors advantage to 3-1.
Colorado would pull Francouz in favor of the extra attacker, but it would be Bakersfield forward Braden Christoffer who would light the lamp with an empty-netter at the 18:25 mark of the third period.
Skating four-on-four after a pair of overlapping penalties, Eagles forward A.J. Greer would snap a wrister from the low slot that would beat Starrett and slice the deficit to 4-2 with 48 seconds left in regulation.
Again, Colorado would pull Francouz for the extra attacker, but again it would be the Condors who would take advantage with an empty-netter from forward Kailer Yamamoto with less than one second remaining in the contest.
Colorado went a perfect 5-for-5 on the penalty kill but were held without a goal on their two opportunities on the man-advantage. Bakersfield outshot the Eagles 42-25 in the contest.
The Eagles continue their three-game road trip when they travel to SAP Center in San Jose, California to take on the San Jose Barracuda on Sunday, November 18that 6:00pm MT.
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