Las Vegas (36-25-3-2, 77pts – 4th Western Conference)
Place: Mercy & Memorial Hospitals Home Ice at Rabobank Arena
Webcast: foxsports970am.com, iheartradio, and America OneClick here for Marty Raymond’s pregame comments.
Tonight’s match up:
The Condors wrap up their record nine-game home stand with two contests this weekend against Las Vegas. The stretch has pushed the Condors into the league-lead for home victories. The two teams have seen each other only six times this season, with the Condors going 3-2-0-1, and the Wranglers have not ventured into Condorstown since a 7-1 thrashing by Bakersfield on Nov. 19. Las Vegas, Stockton and Bakersfield are currently in a dogfight for the top spot in the division, which secures the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference standings, and a first round matchup against the 7-seed.
Bakersfield is 19-5-3 this season in one-goal games, accounting for half of their victories… When leading after two periods, the Condors are 28-0-1 overall and 17-0-0 at home… G Brian Stewart has been in net for eight of the Condors nine games in their current winning streak… Bakersfield is 14-1-1 at home when scoring the first goal of the game… the first period is the only period in which the Condors have been outscored (59-51)… The Condors have won nine in a row overall, and nine in a row at home as well. The team record for consecutive home wins is 10 (set last season) and overall wins is 11 (set in 1999-00)… RW Erick Lizon is the first Condor to record 200 PIM in back-to-back seasons.
D Evan Stoflet was activated from the 3-day IR today 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 a playoff spot, 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 are on sale now through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena Box Office. 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.