BAKERSFIELD (20-22-4, 44pts, 7th) @ COLORADO (27-16-4, 58pts, 4th)
PUCK DROP: 6 p.m. PT
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GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates
The Condors play game two of a four-game road trip in Loveland, Colo. Bakersfield is 2-1 this season on The Ranch.
LAST TIME OUT
Bakersfield struck on the opening shift with Xavier Bourgault’s 11th of the year and knocked off the Eagles, 4-1. Calvin Pickard stopped 29 shots.
STRONG FIVE ON FIVE
Since January 1, the Condors have outscored their opposition, 54-39 at even strength. The positive goal differential has led to increased success as well as the team is 9-4-1-2 with points in 12 of 16 games in 2023.
Calvin Pickard is 10-4-1 in his last 14 decisions. Tonight is his 300th AHL appearance. He is 143-106-39 with a 2.65 and .914 all-time.
BAIL EM OUT
Justin Bailey scored for the second straight game a night ago. He became the sixth Condors player this season to reach double digits in goals.
The Condors offense has scored 34 goals over its last eight games, good for an average of 4.25 a night. On the flip side, the team has allowed just 18 goals over that span (2.25 / game).
Bakersfield’s grind of 15 road games in 22 overall continues this week with 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 28 of their last 30 power plays over their last eight games. The team is up to 15th in the AHL at 81.0%.
BIG MIKE TIES AT THE TOP
Michael Kesselring’s 13th goal matched the Condors record for goals by a d-man. He leads all AHL d-men with 13 goals and is fourth in even strength points.
ON THE OTHER SIDE
Brandon Cutler scored in his Eagles debut last night. Justus Annunen stopped 31 shots.
The Condors head to Palm Desert for a Saturday contest at 6 p.m. against the Coachella Valley Firebirds.