The Condors travel to Ontario to take on the Ontario Reign at 7 p.m. Friday night. Both teams are unbeaten in regulation to start the season with the Condors going 2-0-0 last weekend and the Reign starting 2-0-1 on the season.
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Bakersfield went 5-2-1 against the Reign a season ago. The Condors shut out San Jose, 1-0 on Sunday behind 34 saves from Stuart Skinner. Ontario tied Abbotsford late in regulation and Martin Frk’s overtime goal gave them a 4-3 win on Tuesday.
GRIFF GETS GOING
Seth Griffith had a four-point (1g-3a) weekend to start the season. His power-play goal on Sunday proved to be the game-winner.
MAKE ‘EM COUNT
The Condors 15 shots on Sunday were the fewest in the AHL era. It was Skinner’s fourth career AHL shutout.
Ryan McLeod, who had 28 points (14g-14a) in 28 games last season, and William Lagesson both joined the team from Edmonton this week. Skinner was recalled earlier in the week with Mike Smith on IR in Edmonton. The Condors have third round draft pick Ilya Konovalov and second round pick Olivier Rodrigue as their goaltending tandem.
SPECIAL TEAMS STRENGTH FOR STRENGTH
Ontario has started 4/12 (33.3%) on the power play, while the Condors penalty kill, which led the league a year ago, is one of five perfect kills in the AHL to start the season (7/7).
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The Condors return home tomorrow night at 7 p.m. to take on Stockton. Tickets available by clicking here.