Cooper Marody found a loose puck at the top of the crease and tucked in the game-winning goal with 1:22 left in regulation, sending Bakersfield to a 3-2 win over Abbotsford and a two-game sweep of their Pacific Division first round series.
The Condors await their division semifinal opponent; Stockton received a first-round bye, while Ontario and Colorado have 1-0 leads in their respective best-of-three series.
Sheldon Rempal pulled the Canucks even with 7:09 remaining, and the teams appeared headed to overtime again before Marody’s heroics.
Stuart Skinner (2-0) stopped 27 shots for the Condors.
Pacific Division First Round – Series “G” (best-of-3)
P4-Bakersfield Condors vs. P5-Abbotsford Canucks
Game 1 – Tue., May 3 – BAKERSFIELD 2, Abbotsford 1 (OT)
Game 2 – Wed., May 4 – BAKERSFIELD 3, Abbotsford 2