Jack Campbell makes 39 saves, prospect Matvei Petrov scores shootout winner in Bakersfield Condors victory

Edmonton Oilers Jack Campbell
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Cam Lewis
7 months ago
The Edmonton Oilers and Bakersfield Condors are in sync this week.
After the Oilers downed the Golden Knights with a 5-4 shootout win on Tuesday, Edmonton’s AHL affiliate edged out Vegas’ AHL affiliate with a 4-3 shootout victory on Wednesday.
Cam Dineen, Jayden Grubbe, and Raphael Lavoie scored Bakersfield’s three goals in regulation time, goaltender Jack Campbell turned aside 39 of the 42 shots that he faced, and Matvei Petrov scored the winner in the shootout for the Condors. The team now has a 6-7-0 record for the season.
The star of the game for Bakersfield was Campbell, as the Condors were outshot 42-to-30 by the Silver Knights and the veteran goaltender was rock-solid between the pipes. Campbell also stopped five of the six shots that he faced in the shootout.
The 30-year-old now has an 0.894 save percentage and 3.15 goals against average in six games since being sent through waivers to the Condors. His first three starts back in the AHL for the first time since the 2018-19 season were rough, but Campbell has started to find a groove lately, as he’s allowed only six goals on 108 shots over his last three games.
Lavoie’s performance in this game was also worth mentioning. The big winger played in six games with the Oilers during his cup of coffee at the NHL level in October and November. Since being sent back down to Bakersfield, Lavoie has two goals in three games. His goal against Henderson came with under one minute left on the clock in the third period and sent the game to overtime.
Bakersfield will host the Texas Stars for a back-to-back on Friday and Saturday and then they’ll be off until the following weekend. The Oilers, meanwhile, play the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday and are off until next Wednesday. It feels like there’s a good chance that Campbell will be back up with the big league club when they return from their early December break.

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