Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 | 7:44 p.m.
- Dec. 11 -- Fresno shuts out Las Vegas
- Dec. 9 -- Wranglers freeze Fresno with scoring flurry
- Dec. 3 -- Wranglers squander early lead
- Dec. 2 -- Fresno blanks worn out Wranglers
- Dec. 1 -- Wranglers shut out first-place Fresno
- Nov. 30 -- Wranglers return home on high note
- Nov. 23 -- Road weary Wranglers fall in Utah
Despite falling into a two-goal hole after the first period, the Las Vegas Wranglers were able to pull off a late surge to ground the Bakersfield Condors 5-2 Saturday in front of 4,823 fans at Rabobank Arena.
The Wranglers had dropped four of their last five games heading into Saturday's contest and the negative trend seemed like it would continue after Andrew Ianiero and Mike Wiril put the Condors up 2-0 heading into the second period.
But forward Sean Owens cut the Condors' lead in half by poking in a power play goal, his first of the season, at 11:01.
Las Vegas then took a 3-2 lead after Mike Madill and Tyler Mosienko scored just 49 seconds apart. Right winger Matt Beaudoin then extended the Wranglers lead to 4-2 with less than three minutes remaining in the game. Adam Miller then added an empty-netter to seal the victory.
The Wranglers are now 4-8-2 on the road as goalie John DeCaro improved to 6-1-0 between the pipes. DeCaro stopped 33 of Bakersfield's shots.
The Wranglers will return to Las Vegas on Monday for their sixth annual Midnight Game against the Ontario Reign at the Orleans Arena. Face off is scheduled for 11:59 p.m.