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Bulls’ Offense Falters As They Fall To Last Place Condors: Game Recap

San Francisco Bulls v Bakersfield Condors – Photo via San Francisco Bulls Web Page – SFBulls.com

The Bulls offense came up with a lackluster effort against Bakersfield as they fall two to one. The Bulls wasted another stellar outing by the goalie Taylor Nelson as they only provided him with a single goal in support. Nick Czinder had his second straight game with a goal and his third straight game with a point. Taylor Nelson stood tall all night as he made 32 saves on the night. The Bulls are 6-4-1 against Bakersfield on the season.

First Period:

The Bulls were able to get several chances in the period as they were able to get off a good number of shots. Their first opportunity came at the 3:22 mark of the period with an early power play chance. They were able to mount an attack, but unable to put up a goal. They would get another chance right before the midway point of the first. Again they would be unable to produce as the power play looked faulty again. The Bulls would give the Condors a power play shortly after the midway mark, but the Bulls penalty kill was strong as the limited the Condors chances and held them scoreless. The Bulls out shot the Condors 10 to eight.

Second Period:

Both teams would find offensive pressure as they would both find their way on to the scoreboard. The Condors would strike first early in the second. Nicholas Tremblay beat Nelson with a backhand shot for his 16th of the year giving the Condors the first lead of the game. They would strike again just three minutes later when Kyle Haines intercepted a pass at the blue line and took it the length of ice as he beat Nelson on the other end for his 10th of the year and extending the Bakersfield lead to two. The Bulls would get their final power play of the game midway through the second, but again they are unable to produce with the extra man. The Bulls would finally find the back of the net shortly after the penalty. Nick Czinder would continue his hot streak with a goal in his second straight game. Brett Findley would add his first career point on the assist, along with Tommy Grant. The Bulls out shot the Condors 17 to 13 on the period.

Third Period:

The Bulls would be looking to get back into game after picking up that goal midway through the second, but would be bogged down by undisciplined play as they came apart. The Bulls would rack up the penalty minutes as they picked up seven penalties for a total of 25 minutes of penalties. The Bulls would give the Condors two early power plays, but were able to kill off both as they kept the lead to just one. The Bulls would be unable to solve goalie Brian Stewart as he saved all 12 shots he faced in the period to give the Condors the win. The Condors out shot the Bulls 13 to 12 in the period, but the Bulls out shot the Condors on the game 39 to 34.

The Bulls’ offense was unable to get off the ground again as they are only able to score a single goal against the struggling Bakersfield defense. Again the new faces on the Bulls are the only players to make an impact in the game. Nick Czinder scored his second goal in as many games for the Bulls. Brett Findley picked up his first career point as he picked up the assist on the goal along with Tommy Grant. The Bulls had another rough night on the power play as they went scoreless on their three attempts. Taylor Nelson did well enough to keep the Bulls in the game as he piled up 32 saves on 34 shots faced. The Bulls also went three for three on the penalty kill. The Bulls fall to 24-37-8, while the Condors improve to 22-43-5. The Bulls return home on Wednesday against the Idaho Steelheads as they kick off their final two games at home.

Three Stars:

  1. Nicholas Tremblay – Bakersfield
  2. Brian Stewart – Bakersfield
  3. Kyle Haines – Bakersfield

Topics: Bakersfield Condors, ECHL, San Francisco Bulls

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