The Bakersfield Condors (9-8-3-3, 24pts, .522, t-4th) take on the Abbotsford Canucks (10-10-2-1, 23pts, .500, 7th) on Friday at 7 p.m. Bakersfield brings a six-game point streak (3-0-2-1) into action and took the opener of the four-game series last night, 6-2.
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GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates
With last night’s win, the Condors are 2-0 against the Canucks this season.
Six players recorded multi-point games last night with all four lines contributing to the offense. Phil Kemp scored his first regular season AHL goal and Seth Griffith scored the game-winner.
Bakersfield’s power play scored twice last night. Seth Griffith notched a power-play assist for his league-leading 15th power-play point. Kemp’s goal came shorthanded as the team’s PK went 3/3 and killed off a five-minute major power play in the third period. Bakersfield has the best road penalty kill in the AHL.
OFFENSE BREAKS OUT
The six goals last night represented a season-high for the Condors.
Bakersfield allowed just 19 shots last night as Stuart Skinner improved to 4-0-2 on the season. In the team’s six-game point streak, the Condors have allowed just 14 goals. A deeper dive into those numbers reveals the team only allowing 11 goals in regulation over that span (1 SO, 2 OT).
SCHALLER SENDS IT
Tim Schaller has three points (2g-1a) in his last two games after last night’s goal and assist.
MARODY CLIMBS THE RANKS
Cooper Marody is now t-2nd in the Condors AHL era in scoring and assists after a goal and assist night last evening. He has six points (4g-2a) on a current four-game scoring streak.
UP NEXT: The teams get a day off tomorrow before reigniting the four-game series on Sunday at 4 p.m.