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by Bakersfield Condors / Edmonton Oilers

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors provided late drama for their inaugural American Hockey League (AHL) contest as LW Andrew Miller scored the game’s lone goal in a 1-0 win over the Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday night at Rabobank Arena. G Laurent Brossoit made 31 saves for his fifth AHL shutout.
FIRST PERIOD
  • No scoring
  • Shots: BAK 14, GR 12
SECOND PERIOD
  • C Leon Draisaitl was denied on a penalty shot at 15:15 of the frame.
  • Shots: BAK 13, GR 4
THIRD PERIOD
  • CONDORS GOAL: LW Andrew Miller (1) potted a rebound from in tight. Assist: Pakarinen; Time of goal: 18:17; BAK leads, 1-0
  • Grand Rapids nearly equalized with 30 seconds remaining, but it was deemed no goal after video review.
  • Shots: BAK 13, GR 15
CONDORS DROPPINGS:
Three stars: 1) Miller (BAK) 2) Brossoit (BAK) 3) McCollum (GR)
Final Shots: BAK 40 – GR 31
Power plays: BAK 0/4 – GR 0/3
– BAK – Brossoit (31/31 – 1-0-0-0)
– GR – McCollum (40/39 – 0-1-0-0)
– Attendance: 5,169
– Miller led the Oklahoma City Barons in goals with 27 last season
– Pakarinen paced the Condors with five shots on a goal
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