The Bakersfield Condors rallied for a 3-2 overtime win over San Diego on Sunday evening, sending their Pacific Division semifinal series to a decisive Game 3 on Monday.
It was Griffith’s second goal of the series and his second career overtime goal in AHL postseason play.
Bakersfield answered at 11:39 as Cracknell found Cooper Marody in the slot and Marody netted his first of the playoffs after leading the AHL with 21 goals in the 2020-21 regular season.
Veteran defenseman Trevor Carrick put the Gulls back in front with 5:53 remaining in the opening frame, firing home a slap shot from above the left-wing circle.
Stuart Skinner (1-1) turned aside 31 shots to pick up the win in net for Bakersfield, including all 23 shots he faced in the second and third periods.
Lukas Dostal (1-1) finished with 34 saves in defeat.
Pacific Division Semifinals (best-of-3)
(2) Bakersfield Condors vs. (3) San Diego Gulls
Game 1 – Fri., May 21 – San Diego 5, Bakersfield 3
Game 2 – Sun., May 23 – Bakersfield 3, San Diego 2 (OT)
Game 3 – Mon., May 24 – San Diego vs. Bakersfield, 6:00 PDT
— All games at Bakersfield, CA