BAKERSFIELD (12-18-1, 25pts) @ CALGARY (23-8-1, 47pts)
PUCK DROP: 6 p.m. PT
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The Condors play game two of a three-game road trip tonight at 6 p.m. PT.
LAST TIME OUT
Bakersfield dropped a 2-1 decision on Sunday against the Wranglers despite firing 36 shots at Dustin Wolf. James Hamblin (4th) scored in his return to the lineup.
The Condors have just seven home games between now and March 3. The team will play 14 of its next 21 games on the road before a seven-game homestand in March. Bakersfield will play 14 home games in the final eight weeks of the season.
DEZZY HEADS UP
Vincent Desharnais earned his first NHL recall on Monday. Should he play, he would be the 19th Condors player to make their NHL debut with the Oilers and the 15th in the last five seasons.
James Hamblin notched his fourth goal of the season in his first game back since playing 10 games with the Oilers. He is third on the Condors in points-per-game at .63/game.
DIGGING FOR DEPTH
With three d-men in the NHL and two more out of the lineup with injury, the Condors have dipped into the depth of the organization with the recalls of Alex Peters and Adam Brubacher. Ryan Fanti also joined the team in Calgary.
Noah Philp (Canmore, Alberta) and Carter Savoie (St. Albert, Alberta) play in their home province this week. Dino Kambeitz played his junior hockey with the Lethbridge (Alberta) Hurricanes as well.
ON THE OTHER SIDE
Dating back to last season’s Calder Cup Playoffs second round series, Calgary’s AHL team has beaten Bakersfield eight straight, including all five matchups this season.
The Condors head to Coachella Valley on Friday at 7 p.m. for the first matchup at Acrisure Arena. Bakersfield returns home for Youth Jersey Giveaway on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. against Tucson. Click here for tickets.