Condors get back on track behind shutout performance from Jack Campbell

Bakersfield Condors end their losing streak at three games, as they complete an impressive 4-0 win on the road versus the Henderson Silver Knights.

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March had gotten off to a nightmare start for the Bakersfield Condors, with three consecutive losses. They managed to turn things around however, with a much-needed 4-0 win on Wednesday night, in Henderson, Nevada.

Leading the way was Jack Campbell, saving all 33 shots he faced on the night to secure his third win in his last four starts. He has played well of late and now has a .913 save percentage and 2.84 Goals Against Average on the season.

The Condors came into the game having allowed four+ goals in three consecutive games for the first time since the start of December. The Silver Knights represented an ideal opponent though to get back on track, having beaten them all four previous times they'd faced them this season.

Start as you mean to go on

Unlike recent games the Condors controlled this one from the very start, outshooting the Silver Knights 10-6 in the opening 20 minutes. They took just 97 seconds to score their first goal, and never looked back.

The opening goal came courtesy of Ty Tullio, with his eighth strike of the season. In truth his shot from long range on the right wing seemed hopeful, but they all count and it was 1-0 to the visitors.

The Condors doubled their advantage less than seven minutes later, through Raphael Lavoie. Philip Kemp had his initial shot saved in front of net, but Lavoie was on hand to fire the rebound home for his team-leading 22nd goal of the campaign.

The Silver Knights pushed back in the second period, with a 11-6 advantage in shots on goal. However, they just couldn't get past Campbell, who was commanding all night between the pipes.

Instead it was the Condors who scored next, to effectively finish the game off. Cam Dineen and Seth Griffith combined on a power play to set up Lavoie, who blasted home with a one-timer from distance for his second goal of the night.

No answer in the final period

Credit to the hosts, who turned it up another notch in the final 20 minutes and outshot the Condors 16-6, Again though, they just couldn't penetrate the visitors' defence and would end the night being shut out.

The Condors finished off the scoring with just over three minutes remaining, as Lane Pederson fired home an empty netter from just inside his own half. Pederson is now second on the team with both 16 goals and 39 overall points, in 47 games.

The Condors are now 24-4-1 this season, in games where they have scored at least three goals. They are also now 23-8-1 all-time versus the Silver Knights.

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With the win the Condors improve to 28-20-4, remaining seventh in the Pacific Division and in the final playoff spot. They will now return home, to host the Colorado Eagles on Friday night at Mechanics Bank Arena.

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