THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
The Thunder scored on its first shot of every period en route to a 6-1 victory over the Condors on Friday night in Stockton.
It was the third straight meeting between the teams as the Thunder ran its record to 3-0-0 against the Condors, who dropped to 3-5-1.
It was the worst loss of the season for the Condors, whose previous worst defeat was by two goals.
Scott Greenham suffered the loss for Bakersfield, stopping 27 shots. The Condors were outshot 33-20.
Bakersfield's lone goal came midway through the second period when Olivier Malka scored on a 5-on-3 power play to make it 2-1.
Justin Maylan put the Thunder up 1-0 73 seconds into the game and Garet Hunt's first goal of the season, at 1:41 of the second, made it 2-0.
After the Condors cut the lead in half, the Thunder regained a two-goal lead when Philippe Cornet scored. It was just the third shot of the period for the Thunder.
Stockton opened the third period with a power play and it too Toni Rajala just five seconds to make it 4-1. Maylan got his second of the night at 10:29 and Kristians Pelss added a power play goal with 4:39 left.
Predictably, gloves came off in the waning minutes and a pair of frights broke out with just over five minutes left and another one with just over four minutes remaining.
The contentious contest resulted in 29 penalties being called for 92 total minutes with 15 combined power players. Stockton was 2-for-9 on the power play and Bakersfied 1-for-6.
The Condors have tonight off, then travel to Ontario on Sunday for a 3 p.m. game against the Reign.