ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Chris Langkow scored 36 seconds into regulation in his first hockey game in nearly four months, but the Alaska Aces were silenced the rest of the way in a 4-1 loss to the Bakersfield Condors. The Aces have dropped five of their last six games and fall to 33-14-6 overall, still five points better than Las Vegas for the most in the ECHL.
Matt Keetley stopped 49 of Alaska's 50 shots in his second victory at Sullivan Arena this season. He also blanked the Aces, 4-0 on November 2nd.
Parker Stanfield scored twice for the Condors, including the go-ahead goal in the second period. Kyle Calder buried a back breaking goal just 32 seconds later to make it 3-1.
Langkow was a playoff hero for the Aces during last year's run to the Kelly Cup, scoring eight goals in Alaska's final eight postseason games. He began the season in the AHL, but prior to Friday night, he had not played since late October because of an injury.