Gulls' Mike Sgarbossa during action from the Gulls' 3-2 victory over Stockton Heat on Halloween night at Valley View Casino Center. Photo by Chris Stone
Gulls’ Mike Sgarbossa during action from the Gulls’ 3-2 victory over Stockton Heat on Halloween night at Valley View Casino Center. Photo by Chris Stone

The San Diego Gulls four-game wining streak ended Sunday with a 4-1 loss to the Bakersfield Condors at Bakersfield in game whose final minute included 17 penalties with two players ejected.

Center Mike Sgarbossa scored the Gulls’ goal three minutes, 26 seconds into the third period, cutting the deficit to 2-1. Defenseman David Musil scored for Bakersfield at 10:34 and Andrew Miller added a power-play goal at 13:03 for the Edmonton Oilers American Hockey League affiliate.

Matthew Ford, who assisted on both of the Condors’ third-period goals, opened the scoring 18:06 into the first period before a crowd announced at 4,233 at Rabobank Arena.

The goal prompted a toss of undergarments onto the ice. The “Sock Toss Sunday” collection of socks, underwear and diapers will be distributed to Bakersfield’s homeless shelters.

Captain Ryan Hamilton scored the second period’s lone goal, 58 seconds before the end of the period for Bakersfield (13-11-2-1), which is 4-0 against the Gulls on home ice.

Condors goaltender Laurent Brossoit made 27 saves as he improved to 10-4- 2. Gulls goaltender Matt Hackett (4-4) made 23 saves in his first appearance since Dec. 12 when he shut out the San Jose Barracuda.

The Gulls (15-11-0-1) were held scoreless on all five of their power- play opportunities. They killed seven of the Condors’ eight power-play opportunities.

The Gulls killed off a four-minute power play in the second period when center Joseph Cramarossa received a double minor for high-sticking.

The Gulls were shorthanded for the final 4:23, but did not allow any goals, after 34-year-old right wing Brian McGrattan drew a five-minute major penalty for cross-checking. McGrattan also drew a game misconduct for the play.

The Gulls had to kill off two-minute and 51-second two-man disadvantages when they were killing off McGrattan’s major.

Gulls right wing Tim Jackman drew a misconduct penalty and Bakersfield left wing Kale Kessy a game misconduct for continuing an altercation with 51 seconds left.

Cramarossa drew a game misconduct for being the instigator in a fight with 28 seconds left. Gulls defensemen Andrew O’Brien and Shane O’Brien also drew major penalties in the fight, as did Condors forwards Greg Chase and Braden Christoffer and defenseman David Musil.

The Gulls, the Anaheim Ducks AHL affiliate, will continue their four- game road trip Thursday in the Austin, Texas suburb of Cedar Park against the Texas Stars, the Dallas Stars’ AHL affiliate. Their next game at the Valley View Casino Center will be Jan. 8 against the Charlotte Checkers, the Carolina Hurricanes’ AHL affiliate.

—City News Service