The Bakersfield Condors (13-8-3-3, .593, 32pts, 3rd place) put a 10-game unbeaten run on the line against the San Jose Barracuda (13-18-1-0, 27pts, .422, 9th place) at 7 p.m. on Dignity Health Home Ice at Mechanics Bank Arena.
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Unbeaten in 10 games (7-0-2-1), the Condors host San Jose in the front end of a home-and home as the teams will reconvene at the SAP Center tomorrow at 5 p.m.
Bakersfield has won five straight games while outscoring the opposition 25-9. During the team’s 10-game point streak, three goaltenders (Konovalov, Skinner, and Rodrigue) have earned at least a win.
Seth Griffith recorded his fifth, five-point night in the AHL on Wednesday against Tucson. The five assists were a Condors team record and he matched Raphael Lavoie’s five-point outing on Dec. 17 for the franchise high.
Brayden Watts became the first Bakersfield born player to play for the Condors on Wednesday night. He led the Wichita Thunder (ECHL) in scoring at the time of his call-up.
James Hamblin has eight points (5g-3a) in his last eight games since returning to the lineup. He has three goals in two games on the homestand.
BROBERG POWERS UP
Philip Broberg had two power-play assists on Wednesday. With 16 points (2g-14) in 22 games, he is fifth among AHL rookie d-men in scoring and fourth in assists. He has been even or better in 14 straight games and is +4 in his last three outings.
Edmonton Oilers 2020 first round (14 overall) pick Dylan Holloway was assigned to the Condors earlier in the week. He has not played in a game since March 27, 2021 with the University of Wisconsin due to a hand injury, but did join the Condors last season during their Pacific Division title run. The 20-year old had 35 points (11g-24a) in 23 games with the Badgers as a sophomore last season.
ON THE OTHER SIDE
San Jose dropped a 4-2 decision at home to San Diego on Tuesday despite a season-high 40 shots. They are led by rookie forward Scott Reedy who has 16 goals in 27 games this season.