BAKERSFIELD, CA - The San Jose Barracuda (22-22-3-3) gave up three power-play goals on Friday night to the Bakersfield Condors (21-20-7-1) and couldn't recover, falling 4-1 at Rabobank Arena.
The Condors claimed the games first lead at 16:05 of the first as Ty Rattie found Zach O'Brien (4) in the slot after slipping a zone-entry check and O'Brien snapped a shot under Antoine Bibeau's left arm.
Alex True (9) tied the game at 1-1 just 17 seconds into the second when Radim Simek won a one-on-three battle behind the Condors net before centering a pass to True who snapped the feed in from the low slot. The Condors would recapture its lead on the power play as Grayson Downing (3) fired a shot past Bibeau from close range along the left side and then at 19:09 Brad Malone (13) deflected the Condors' third goal of the night through the five-hole of Bibeau just 12 seconds into Bakersfield's fifth man-advantage.
In the third, Josh Currie (14) put the game away on his team's eighth power play at 13:19 after the Barracuda failed to clear a rebound from the low slot.
Bibeau (14-11-2) took the loss after allowing four goals on 37 shots. Laurent Brossoit (6-4-2) collected the win by making 20 saves on 21 shots.
The Barracuda are back in action next Friday, March 2 as the Condors visit SAP Center at 11 a.m. for San Jose's first ever Classroom Day. For tickets visit SJBarracuda.com/tickets or call 1 (408) 999-5757.