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Bouchard, Condors clip Eagles in Game 3

Evan Bouchard recorded three points in his AHL debut and Bakersfield rolled to a 5-2 win over Colorado in Game 3 of their Pacific Division semifinal series on Tuesday night.

The Condors will take a 2-1 series lead into Game 4 on Saturday.

Bouchard, the 10th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, joined the Condors after his junior season in London (OHL) ended last week. The 19-year-old defenseman scored once and added two assists in Tuesday’s win.

Evan Polei recorded two goals and an assist, Ryan Stanton notched a goal and an assist and Luke Esposito and Keegan Lowe chipped in with two assists each.

Shane Starrett (2-1) finished with 16 saves for the Condors, who outshot the Eagles 17-1 in the first period and 41-18 for the game.

Anton Lindholm and Sheldon Dries scored for Colorado.

Pacific Division Semifinals – Series “G” (best-of-5)
P1-Bakersfield Condors vs. P4-Colorado Eagles
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 19 – Bakersfield 3, COLORADO 2 | Recap
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 20 – COLORADO 4, Bakersfield 1 | Recap
Game 3 – Tue., Apr. 23 – BAKERSFIELD 5, Colorado 2
Game 4 – Sat., Apr. 27 – Colorado at Bakersfield, 10:00
*Game 5 – Sun., Apr. 28 – Colorado at Bakersfield, 8:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern