Condors host Barracuda

CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors host the San Josa Barracuda tonight on Dignity Health Home Ice at Rabobank Arena. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. (5:45 p.m. for season ticket members).
GAME: Bakersfield Condors (Edmonton Oilers) v. San Jose Barracuda (San Jose Sharks)
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TIME: 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m. / 5:45 p.m. for season ticket members)
BROADCAST: Video (AHL Live) |  Radio (Fox Sports 970 AM) | MOBILE (iHeartRadio App – Fox Sports 970)
What’s for dinner?: Club Room: Basque Night: Garlic Chicken, Beans, Steamed Vegetables, Pickled Tongue, Salsa, Tomato Salad, Vanilla Crème // Tap Room: Mega-Burrito, Beans and Rice
The Bakersfield Condors meet the San Jose Barracuda for the first of 12 times this season and the first of six contests at Rabobank Arena. It is both teams’ second game of the week.
Bakersfield earned a point a night ago in San Diego with a shootout loss, 6-5, to the Gulls. Five different Condors scored and D Brad Hunt had four assists. The Condors had leads of 3-1 and 5-3 in the game, but San Diego erased both deficits and scored the game’s lone shootout goal.
San Jose picked up their first win of the season on Thursday in Stockton, 4-1. RW Nikita Jevpalovs had two goals and G Aaron Dell made 25 saves for the victory.
Condors D Brad Hunt dished out four assists, including two on the power play in San Diego last night. In 2014-15, Hunt led all AHL d-men in goals scored with 19 and was named to the AHL First All-Star team. The two-time AHL all-star set a career high with the four assists and matched a career -high with four points in a game. He previously had a goal and three assists on Dec. 15, 2014 against Lake Erie. Hunt finished fourth on the Oklahoma City Barons in scoring last season with 51 points (19g-32a) in 62 games.
RW Braden Cristoffer picked up his first pro point last night with an assist on the goal scored by C Bogdan Yakimov… The four assists for Hunt was a team-high for Bakersfield this season. He is currently tied for the scoring lead among d-men… LW Andrew Miller was denied on a penalty shot in the second period. It was the second penalty shot in three games this season for the Condors… RW Matt Ford (1g-1a) and RW Iiro Pakarinen (1g-1a) joined Hunt with multi-point nights… Bakersfield’s power play went 2/2 last night after starting the season 0/11.
Rookie LW Nikita Jevpalovs is tied for 6th in rookie scoring with three points (2g-1a) in two games… G Aaron Dell is tied for 2nd in goals-against average after stopping 25 of 26 shots in his season debut on Thursday in Stockton. G Troy Grosenick got the opening night start against Rockford in a 4-2 loss… The Barracuda have killed off all nine power plays this season. They have converted on two of their nine power plays.
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