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Sunday, Mar 09 2014 10:23 PM

Carroll's shootout heroics lift Condors to win over Aces

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The Bakersfield Condors erased an early two-goal deficit and Andrew Carroll scored in the eighth round of a shootout to lift them over the Alaska Aces, 3-2, on Sunday.

Laurent Brossoit picked up his 20th win of the season with 36 saves in 38 tries, and seven more in the shootout.

Alaska (37-16-2-3) scored twice in the first seven minutes of the game, first on an Alex Belzile slap shot from the high slot three minutes in, then again about three minutes later on a power play goal by Brad Richard.

Then the Condors started battling back.

Carroll deflected a shot by Eric Burgdoerfer past Aces goalie Gerald Coleman coming off a power play late in the second period.

The Condors tied the game when Travis Gawryletz banged in his own rebound 2:12 into the third period.

Saturday: Aces 4, Condors 2

Alaska scored three times on the power play to beat Bakersfield. The Condors took an early lead as Greg Miller scored 1:21 into the game. But the Aces answered with a power-play goal by Sean Curry at 4:45 and Alaska went up 2-1 on Brendan Connolly's power-play goal 8:24 into the second.

Bakersfield tied the game 5:32 into the third when Michael Neal scored a power-play goal but Connolly got his second power-play goal on the night at 9:39.

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