BAKERSFIELD (20-23-4, 44pts, 7th) @ COACHELLA VALLEY (31-8-5, 67pts, 2nd)
PUCK DROP: 6 p.m.
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GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates
The Condors split in Colorado on Tuesday/Wednesday and now play game three of a four-game road trip.
LAST TIME OUT
Bakersfield opened the scoring on the 11th of the season from Noah Philp, but Colorado broke a 1-1 deadlock in the third and rolled to a 5-1 win.
PHILP POWERS OFFENSE
Noah Philp is one of five Condors to reach double digits in goal scoring this season. He has six points (4g-2a) over his last six games. Wednesday’s goal was his first power-play goal of the year.
Dylan Holloway will make his season debut tonight in Palm Desert after being assigned to the Condors on Friday. The 14th overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, Holloway played 51 games with the Oilers and had nine points (3g-6a) this season. He had 22 points (8g-14a) in 33 games with the Condors last season.
FROM START TO FINISH
The Condors are +5 in the first period and +6 in the third period in goal differential this season.
With 25 games left in the regular season, the hunt for playoff positioning is in full swing. Since Jan. 1, the Condors have just five regulation losses in 17 games with a record of 9-5-1-2 (.617%). The team sits in the final playoff spot, two points back of Tucson, but with three games in hand on the Roadrunners.
Bakersfield’s grind of 15 road games in 22 overall and are in the midst of a three-city, four games-in-six days trip. After February, the Condors have a seven-game homestand awaiting them.
The Condors have killed off 34 of their last 37 power plays (91.9%) over their last nine games. The team is up to 15th in the AHL at 81.1%.
SUCCESS AGAINST THE NEWCOMERS
Bakersfield is unbeaten in regulation against Coachella Valley after a come-from-behind overtime win at home and an overtime loss on the road. The last time the Condors were in the desert, Carter Savoie scored in the final minute with an extra attacker on to force overtime. Including tonight, the Condors and Firebirds will meet six times down the stretch.
ON THE OTHER SIDE
Coachella Valley lost for the just the eighth time in regulation on the road, 4-2, in Ontario last night. The Firebirds have not lost two straight games in regulation all year.
The Condors wrap up the road trip in San Diego tomorrow at 5 p.m. Bakersfield is home on Tuesday against the Gulls, click here for tickets.