GAME PREVIEW: $21 JERSEY NIGHT
Skirt Steak Chimichurri
Red Velvet Cake
Carved Turkey Sandwich
Crossbar Craft Beer Pub
The Bakersfield Condors conclude opening weekend with the first of 10 matchups against the San Jose Barracuda. Bakersfield is 15-14-4-1 against San Jose all-time and 9-6-1-1 at Rabobank Arena. Last season, the Condors went 4-4-2-0 against the Barracuda.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Bakersfield scored the opening eight goals of the game, including six in the second period alone, en route to a 8-1 opening night victory over Stockton last evening. C Brad Malone had four points (1g-3a) while RW Patrick Russell and RW Mitch Callahan each had multi-goal nights. G Al Montoya, returning to the AHL for the first time since 2011, stopped 21 shots to pick up the victory.
San Jose also opened the season with a home victory, 4-1 over the Ontario Reign. C Dylan Gambrell had a three-point night (2g-1a) and LW Francis Perron (1g-1a) had two points in his San Jose debut. Antoine Bibeau got the start between the pipes and stopped 30 shots to earn the win.
SPECIAL TEAMS SPOT ON LAST NIGHT
Bakersfield’s special teams fired on all cylinders last night. On the power play, the team went 4-for-7 which matched the most power-play goals in a game for the team. Shorthanded, the Condors were just as deadly as C Brad Malone and RW Patrick Russell each had shorthanded goals and the Condors killed off three Heat power plays. Russell led the team last season with four shorthanded markers and Malone had three.
EIGHT IS ENOUGH
Bakersfield’s eight goals were the most the team has ever scored in a season opener in 21 years and seven was the largest margin of victory for the team to begin a season. It was also the first time an AHL team had put up eight goals on opening night since Grand Rapids did it in 2013 at Rochester.
Tonight is the 500th professional game of D Ryan Stanton’s career. The St. Albert, Alberta native has played 379 AHL games and 120 NHL games over an 8+ year career… RW Mitch Callahan, who scored twice last night, now has 98 career AHL goals… G Al Montoya’s start last night was his first since February 4, 2011 with San Antonio in Lake Erie… The eight goals for the Condors last night tied an AHL-high set on March 16, 2018 against San Jose… LW Tyler Benson and LW Cameron Hebig each scored their first professional goals last night.
Last night’s San Jose lineup featured 12 rookies… C Dylan Gambrell, San Jose’s second round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft had 43 points (13g-30a) in 41 games at the University of Denver last season… Barracuda Head Coach Roy Sommer is the winnigest coach in American Hockey League History…
10/4 – D Jeremy Beaudry signed to a PTO
10/1 – C Luke Esposito signed to an AHL contract