Prior to Friday's game against Bakersfield, Alaska Aces forward Nick Mazzolini said the club's recent three-game losing streak proves that the Aces are human. "We need to get back to being super-human," said Mazzolini.
Mazzolini took matters in his own hands, scoring the eventual game-winning goal of a 3-1 win over the Condors. The goal was Mazzolini's second of the season.
The Aces were able to withstand a costly penalty in the first period issued to the 2010-11 ECHL MVP, Wes Goldie, who had earlier scored to give the Aces a 1-0 lead.
Goldie was whistled for a five minute elbowing major, a five minute major for fighting, plus a double minor for high-sticking and a game misconduct, all stemming from one play in which he elbowed a Condors player. The incident, during which Bakersfield was also called for a couple of coincidental penalties, resulted in the Aces having to kill off a seven minute power play, which they did successfully. It proved to be a turning point in the game as the Aces scored twice in the third period to snap their losing streak and improve to 6-3-0 overall.