Sam Carrick scored two of San Diego’s three power-play targets, Trevor Zegras notched three factors in his playoff debut and the Gulls withstood a livid Condors rally to carry on for a 5-3 win in Sport 1 of their Pacific Division semifinal sequence in Bakersfield.
The groups meet in Sport 2 of the best-of-three sequence on Sunday night in Bakersfield (8:00 ET, AHLTV).
Carrick, who now has 19 targets and 21 assists in 63 profession postseason video games within the AHL, totaled three factors in Sport 1 after ending the common season with 9-4-13 in his final 10 AHL contests.
Zegras notched two helpers earlier than capping the scoring with an empty-net purpose with 3.1 seconds left within the contest.
Andrew Agozzino picked up a purpose and two assists, Vinni Lettieri added a purpose and an help and Jamie Drysdale added two assists for the Gulls.
Down 3-0 within the third interval, the Condors received power-play targets from Brad Malone and Seth Griffith 52 seconds aside to shut inside 3-2, and after San Diego had restored a two-goal cushion, Tyler Benson‘s purpose with 2:31 remaining minimize it to 4-3.
Griffith completed the night time with a purpose and two assists for Bakersfield, whereas rookie defenseman Max Gildon recorded three helpers.
Lukas Dostal, the 20-year-old Czech netminder making his North American playoff debut, turned apart 39 pictures for San Diego. Stuart Skinner made 26 saves in defeat.
Pacific Division Semifinals (best-of-3) (2) Bakersfield Condors vs. (3) San Diego Gulls Sport 1 – Fri., Might 21 – San Diego 5, Bakersfield 3 Sport 2 – Solar., Might 23 – Bakersfield vs. San Diego, 5:00 PDT Sport 3 – Mon., Might 24 – San Diego vs. Bakersfield, 6:00 PDT (if vital) — All video games at Bakersfield, CA