By: Eric He
Photo credit: San Jose Barracuda
SAN JOSE–In the first of a hockey doubleheader Saturday night at SAP Center, the San Jose Barracuda fell 3-2 to the Bakersfield Condors despite two goals from Nikolay Goldobin.
Goldobin’s second goal midway through the third period cut the Bakersfield lead to just one, but the Barracuda could not find the equalizer. They did outshoot the Condors 9-5 in the final stanza.
The Condors dominated the first period and took a 2-0 lead on goals by Griffin Reinhart and Ryan Hamilton. However, the Barracuda salvaged a goal heading into the second period, as Goldobin connected on a centering pass to draw San Jose within 2-1.
Matthew Ford put Bakersfield ahead 3-1 with the lone marker of the second period, although San Jose put up 15 shots to Bakersfield’s 7.
Neither team scored a power play goal in the game, with the Barracuda going 0-for-5 and the Condors going scoreless on four man-advantages.
The Barracuda remain at 57 points and stay at fourth in the Pacific Division. Next up, they will take on the Condors again, this time in Bakersfield on Sunday.