Las Vegas (36-26-3-2, 77pts – 4th Western Conference)
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m., puck drops at 7 p.m.
Place: Mercy & Memorial Hospitals Home Ice at Rabobank Arena
Radio: Fox Sports 970 AM
TV: Bright House Networks, ch. 21
Webcast: foxsports970am.com, iheartradio, and America OneClick here for Marty Raymond’s pregame comments.
Tonight’s match up:
The Condors have won 10 straight games and 10 straight home games as well, and close the home stand tonight against Las Vegas, in their 36th home game of the season. The two teams have seen each other seven times this season, with the Condors going 4-2-0-1. The Condors lead in the Pacific Division is two points over Stockton and four points over Las Vegas, while the division champion will likely take the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference standings. The Condors will return home to host playoff action, most likely Game 3 on Friday, Apr. 8 and Game 4 (if necessary) on Saturday, Apr. 9. The first round will be best-of-five.
Bakersfield’s 10-game winning streak is their longest streak since the start of the 1999-00 season when they set the team record with 11 straight… The Condors are 21-9-1 against the Pacific Division, including 14-2-0 at home… G Brian Stewart has been in net for nine of the Condors ten games in their current winning streak, and has tied the Condors goalie record (Kevin St. Pierre, 2002-03)… Bakersfield is 15-1-1 at home when scoring the first goal of the game… C Joel Broda has two game winners in the last three games… F Andrew Ianiero passed Steve Dowhy for 2nd place in Bakersfield history (which includes the Fog) with 247 career assists. He has eight assists in his current five-game scoring streak… RW Stephane Goulet has 3g-3a in his five-game scoring streak.
D Evan Stoflet was activated from the 3-day IR Friday and D Joey Ryan was placed on the 3-day IR… D Josh Burrows was signed on Monday… C Joel Broda was reassigned by Minnesota from Houston (AHL) on Mar. 18… LW Mike Gurtler was signed on Mar. 17… C Rylan Kaip and LW J.D. Corbin both remain on 21-day IR, though both are eligible to be activated.
The Condors have locked up home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs, and now battle to determine positioning. Visit the Condors Kelly Cup Playoff page here http://bakersfieldcondors.com/web/kelly-cup-playoffs/ and stay tuned for updates, scheduling, ticket information and more.
Individual tickets for the playoffs go on sale Monday, Apr. 4 through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena Box Office. The Condors first playoff home game will likely be Game 3 in the best-of-five series, on Friday, Apr. 8.
Box Office hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, with extended hours on game and event days. You can also call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit them online at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket packages start at just $28! Call the Condors office at 324-PUCK (7825) or go online to www.bakersfieldcondors.com for more information.