BAKERSFIELD (31-28-4, 66pts, 6th) @ COACHELLA VALLEY (42-14-6, 90pts, 2nd)
PUCK DROP: 7 p.m.
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GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates
The Condors wrap up a three-game road trip in Coachella Valley.
LAST TIME OUT
Bakersfield split in San Jose following a 4-1 win on Sunday over the Barracuda. Greg McKegg scored twice as the Condors secured their 12th consecutive winning week.
The Condors are 19-10-3 (.641) in their last 32 games.
McKegg’s two-goal game was the first multi-goal game of the season for the veteran center. He has six points (2g-4a) in nine March games.
Justin Bailey has seven goals in the month to lead all Condors through 11 games. His 43 shots are also 12 more than any other Condor.
With 9 games left in the regular season, the Condors sit in sixth in the Pacific Division. Bakersfield begins the day five points back of fifth place Ontario, but they have a game in hand on the Reign. Abbotsford and Colorado are tied on points for third in the division, but the Eagles have a game in hand.
The Condors magic number to clinch a playoff berth is 9. That number goes down with points gained by the Condors or lost by San Jose.
The Condors have won four straight at home and are 12-2-2 in their last 16 home games. The team will play six of their final eight games at home including two with Tucson this weekend.
FIRE IT UP
Through four games of the season series, the Condors have collected five of a possible eight points against Coachella Valley, including a 1-0-1 mark in Palm Desert. The Firebirds have the fifth best scoring defense in the AHL, but have surrendered at least three goals against in three of the four matchups this season.
Dylan Holloway scored on the power play Sunday, a goal which proved to be the game winner. After getting hurt in the second period in his season debut, Holloway has two goals in seven periods and nine shots so far this season.
ON THE OTHER SIDE
The Firebirds sit four points back of top-seeded Calgary with two games in hand. They snapped a three-game losing streak on Saturday, 7-3 at home to Henderson.