Bakersfield Condors win opening-round playoff series

The Bakersfield Condors left little suspense Friday night in their ECHL quarterfinals win over the Utah Grizzlies at Rabobank Arena.

The Condors beat the Grizzlies 5-0 in Game 5 of the playoff series, preventing a return to Utah for possible sixth and seventh games.

The Condors won Game 1 of the series, lost Game 2, and then won two straight overtime games before Friday night's dominating clincher.

The win sets up a second-round series with Stockton beginning May 2 in Bakersfield.