The Bakersfield Condors welcome the Manitoba Moose to Bakersfield for game six of an eight-game home stand. On the season, Bakersfield is 1-1-0-0 against Manitoba after splitting the opening series of the season in Winnipeg back in October. All-time, the Condors are 2-0-0-0 on home ice against the Moose and are 4-2-0-0 overall. Manitoba is the AHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Bakersfield knocked off the AHL-leading Tucson Roadrunners on Saturday night in overtime, 3-2. C Josh Currie scored the game-winner and RW Taylor Beck had three points (2g-1a). D Joey LaLeggia also had a multi-point night with two assists. G Laurent Brossoit earned his second win of the season with 35 saves in the victory.
Manitoba is in the midst of a six-game road trip which began in San Diego. After a 3-2 Gulls win on Friday night, Manitoba fell behind 3-1 on Saturday and could not find a way back in a 6-3 loss. C Chase De Leo, who was recalled by the Jets earlier this week, had two goals and G Ondrej Pavelec took the loss, stopping 28 of 34.
BECK PICKS UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF
The CCM / AHL Player of the Week from the week prior, RW Taylor Beck arrived back in Bakersfield just in time to post three points (2g-1a) in the team’s 3-2 win over Tucson. This came on the heels of a career-high, four-point performance in his previous game, giving him seven points (3g-4a) over the two game stretch. His five-game point streak has featured 12 points (5g-7a) and he is t-4th in the AHL in scoring with 15 points thru nine games.
CONDORS LENGTHY HOME STAND
The Condors are 3-2 on a current, season-long, eight-game home stand. After today, the Condors host Stockton on Saturday and San Jose on Tuesday to conclude the stretch. It’s also a stretch of 13 of 15 games on home ice for Bakersfield extending thru December 10.
Two of the three top point-per-game players in the AHL are Condors. C Jujhar Khaira is averaging 1.75 Pt/G thru four games and RW Taylor Beck has averaged 1.67 thru nine… G Laurent Brossoit is t-8th in the AHL in save percentage at .929… C Josh Currie’s overtime goal was the first in the Condors AHL history. Bakersfield had been 0-7 in games decided by overtime previously… Beck has multi-point games in four of the nine he has played in, including two, three-point outputs and one four-point game.
Manitoba has won their last five home games, but have dropped their last four road games… The Moose leading scorer is C Jack Roslovic, a 19-year old who was drafted in the first round (#25 overall) by Winnipeg in the 2015 NHL Draft… LW Kale Kessy, who spent the past three seasons in the Oilers organization, was signed to a PTO by the Moose last week and made his team debut in San Diego last weekend.
11/12 – RW Taylor Beck assigned by Edmonton (NHL)