Roadrunners Recap: 1/21/23
Game #39: Bakersfield Condors (3) at Tucson Roadrunners (2)
SOG: BAK (25) – TUC (37)
PP: BAK (0/0) – TUC (1/3)
BAKERSFIELD SCORING: Raphael Lavoie (8), Justin Bailey (5), Ty Tullio (7)
TUCSON SCORING: Laurent Dauphin (14 PP), Nathan Smith (10)
ROADRUNNERS WEEKEND ENDS WITH SERIES SPLIT AGAINST BAKERSFIED
Tucson, Arizona – The Tucson Roadrunners split the weekend series against the Bakersfield Condors at the Tucson Arena, as they fell by a score of 3-2 on Saturday. Tucson linemates Laurent Dauphin and Nathan Smith recorded their second-straight multiple-point performances with a goal and an assist apiece, while goaltender Ivan Prosvetov made 22 saves and denied a penalty shot attempt by the Condors. The Roadrunners will remain at home for four more contests at the Tucson Arena, beginning on Tuesday when they host the Reigning Calder Cup Champion Chicago Wolves.
YA GOTTA SEE IT
Forward Nathan Smith became the fifth Roadrunners player to reach ten goals on the season with his second-period tally on Saturday against the Bakersfield Condors. Smith notched back-to-back two-point performances over the weekend for Tucson, as he finished the two-game set against Bakersfield with three goals and an assist. The 24-year-old joined forwards Mike Carcone, J.S. Dea, Laurent Dauphin and Adam Cracknell as Roadrunners skaters with double-digit goals on the season.
DON’T OVERLOOK IT
THE BOX IS CLOSED – The Roadrunners won the special-teams battle over the weekend against the Bakersfield, as they took all three trips to the man-advantage in Saturday’s series finale. Forward Laurent Dauphin’s first-period score on Saturday marked the only special-team goal of the series, as Tucson went a perfect four-for-four on the penalty-kill against the Condors in the series opener. Saturday’s contest marked the first time this season where the Roadrunners did not go shorthanded, with their only time in the penalty-box stemming from coincidental minors in the first period and a fight by Curtis Douglas in the middle frame.
PHOTO OF THE GAME
Tucson’s forward line of Laurent Dauphin, Nathan Smith, and J.S. Dea accounted for 13 of the 23 total points recorded overall against the Condors on the weekend, including each of the Roadrunners two goals on Saturday. Dauphin (1g 4a) led the way with back-to-back multi-point outings, while…