Brian Stewart, all 6-foot-4, 194 pounds of him, stood tall in net on Friday night as the Condors snapped a five-game winless streak with a 3-2 shootout win over the Idaho Steelheads.
Stewart made 40 saves during 65 minutes of play before stopping three of four shots in the shootout to seal the much needed win.
Bakersfield trailed 2-1 entering the third with Peter Boyd tying the game on his first goal of the season at 12:19.
The Condors (4-7-1) started their portion of the shootout off with a goal by Peter Boyd. Tyler Brenner and Levi Nelson also scored in the shootout and Stewart stopped three of four Idaho shooters, running his shootout record to 14-1.
It is the first time the Condors have come from behind to win this season.
The Condors have been outshot in seven straight games (42-26 on Friday night).
“Lots of credit to Stewy in net,” Condors coach Matt O’Dette said. “The boys showed a lot of grit and composure.”
Center Robbie Dee played for the first time in eight games due to an injury and assisted on the game-tying goal.
The Condors finish up a six-game road trip against the Steelheads on Saturday.
“We have to get the bank robber mask out and try to steal some points here again,” O’Dette said. “They’re a good team and they will come out flying.”