Gulls double up Condors to take 3-1 series lead

Photo: Jon Hayt

San Diego rebounded from a disappointing Game 3 loss and defeated Bakersfield, 4-2, in Game 4 of the Pacific Division Finals on Friday night at Pechanga Arena.

Adam Cracknell scored twice and Jeff Glass made 26 saves to lead the Gulls, who have taken a 3-1 series lead and can advance to the Western Conference Finals with a win up in Bakersfield on Saturday (10 p.m. ET, AHLTV).

Cracknell’s two goals give him eight points in his three games played during the series (4g, 4a).

Sam Carrick notched a goal and an assist and Kevin Roy tallied his first goal of the postseason for San Diego, which had won the first two games of the series before dropping Game 3 in overtime, 7-6.

Defensemen Ryan Stanton and Keegan Lowe scored for the Condors.

Shane Starrett allowed three goals on 12 shots before being replaced by Stuart Skinner at 5:07 of the second period. Skinner made 18 saves in relief.

Attendance was 12,005, the largest for a Calder Cup Playoff game since 2016.

Pacific Division Finals – Series “L” (best-of-7)
P1-Bakersfield Condors vs. P3-San Diego Gulls
Game 1 – Fri., May 3 – San Diego 3, BAKERSFIELD 2 (4OT) | Recap/Highlights
Game 2 – Sat., May 4 – San Diego 4, BAKERSFIELD 1 | Recap/Highlights
Game 3 – Wed., May 8 – Bakersfield 7, SAN DIEGO 6 (OT) | Recap/Highlights
Game 4 – Fri., May 10 – SAN DIEGO 4, Bakersfield 2
Game 5 – Sat., May 11 – San Diego at Bakersfield, 10:00
*Game 6 – Mon., May 13 – Bakersfield at San Diego, 10:00
*Game 7 – Wed., May 15 – San Diego at Bakersfield, 10:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern