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Stefan Noesen scored on a breakaway in overtime Tuesday night to give the San Diego Gulls a 4-3 victory over the host Bakersfield Condors after squandering a two-goal lead.

Passes from Shea Theodore and Mike Sgarbossa created Noesen’s breakaway from the blue line in, then he put a forehand shot past Bakersfield goaltender Niklas Lundstrom three minutes, 40 seconds into the overtime for his eighth goal of the season.

Under American Hockey League rules overtime is played with three skaters per team, two fewer than normal, unless there is a penalty.

The Gulls (29-20-2-2) were given an extra skater when Condors left wing Rob Klinkhammer was penalized for hooking 39 seconds into overtime, but the Gulls were unable to get off a shot during the power play.

Noesen’s goal was the Gulls’ only shot during the overtime. Bakersfield took one shot in the overtime.

Chris Mueller had a hand in all three Gulls regulation goals. His goal 4:20 into the first period tied the score, 1-1. He assisted on Nic Kerdiles goal with 22 seconds left in the first period.

Muller’s power-play goal 8:11 into the second period gave the Gulls a 3- 1 lead.

The Condors, the Edmonton Oilers AHL affiliate, began their comeback on Jordan Oesterle’s unassisted short-handed goal at 7:32 of the third period.

Bakersfield (25-22-4-2) tied the score on defenseman Brad Hunt’s goal with 7:55 left in regulation before a crowd at Rabobank Arena announced at 8,000.

Condors left wing Anton Slepyshev opened the scoring 2:10 into the first period.

Goaltender Anton Khudobin made 26 saves as the Gulls extended their points streak to eight consecutive games, a streak where they have won six games, lost one in overtime and lost one in a shootout.

Lundstrom made 25 saves.

The Gulls, the Anaheim Ducks AHL affiliate, were one for four on the power play and killed all three of Bakersfield’s power-play opportunities.

The Gulls are 24-0-0 when leading after two periods.

The Gulls will play host to the Condors Friday night at Valley View Casino Center.

—City News Service