Wranglers outlast Bakersfield, 2-1 Final homestand of regular season starts with solid win

LAS VEGAS – Early first and third period goals lifted the Las Vegas Wranglers 2-1 over the Bakersfield Condors tonight, kicking off the team’s final five home games of the regular season with a win.

Just 2:25 into the first, Wranglers left wing Adam Hughesman put the team on the board for a quick 1-0 lead. The score held through the second as Wranglers goaltender Mitch O’Keefe and Condors goaltender Brian Stewart stopped 17 shots apiece after 40 minuLVW Media Cresttes.

Bakersfield evened the score 1-1 three minutes into the third, scoring on a shot from center Nicholas Tremblay. Less than two minutes later, Las Vegas regained the one-goal lead as Wranglers center Chris Francis posted his 21st goal of the season. The Condors pulled Stewart for the man advantage in the final minute of play, but the 2-1 score held, securing the victory for the Wranglers. In his second win in a row, O’Keefe allowed one goal on a combined 52 shots.

The Wranglers play their final road game of the regular season against the Condors on Friday before returning home on Saturday, March 23, for Regrettable Tattoo Night 3. Fans can win tattoo and tattoo removal prizes for sharing their most embarrassing tattoos with an arena full of strangers. The team then plays its final day game on Sunday, March 24, at 2:05 p.m., with fans able to skate with the Wranglers for free following the contest.

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