https://www.bakersfieldcondors.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018_03_24_TUCSmall.jpg 300 600 condors /_media/logo_1819.png condors2018-03-24 08:07:522018-03-24 08:07:52GAME PREVIEW: Condors host Tucson
CONDORSTOWN, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors (26-22-9-1, .534, 62pts) put their five-game unbeaten streak on the line tonight on Dignity Health Home Ice at Rabobank Arena against the division-leading Tucson Roadrunners (35-18-5-1, .644, 76pts) at 7 p.m. It is Ninja Night with the first 2,000 kids, 12 and under, receiving a Condors ninja mask. PLUS, there will be live ninjas on the concourse roaming for pictures. Tonight’s game is presented by Eyewitness News, La Preciosa 105.3 FM and Instant Storage.
Great seats start at just $12, click here to purchase. Check out the all-new Ice Level Lounge, free with a lower level ticket; watch the video here.
PROMOTION DETAILS: The first 2,000 kids, 12 and under, will take home a Condors ninja mask. Arrive early as the Three-Way Chevrolet Party on the Plaza with food, drinks, games, and music goes from 5-7 p.m. in front of the arena.
The Bakersfield Condors and Tucson Roadrunners conclude their eight-game season series. Tucson has controlled the season series thus far, limiting the Condors to four points out of a possible 14. The last four games have been decided by one-goal with two overtime contests.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Bakersfield won its third straight and extended its points streak to five games (4-0-1) with a 4-1 win in Ontario last night. C Joe Gambardella scored twice while D Ryan Stanton notched the game-winner early in the third period. G Laurent Brossoit stopped 30 of 31 for his 11th win of the season.
Tucson has points in five straight games after getting three of a possible four in the midweek against San Jose. After a 4-0 shutout win over the Barracuda Tuesday, C Carter Camper scored with under two minutes left in regulation to earn a point for the Roadrunners.
Bakersfield begins tonight’s action the equivalant of six points behind fourth-place Texas with 10 games remaining in the regular season. The Condors could climb to fifth with a victory tonight. Last season, Stockton went unbeaten in its final 11 games to surpass the Condors and nab the final spot in the 2017 Calder Cup playoffs.
SMALL LINE, BIG GAME
The Condors top line consists of three players under 6-foot tall. It is a line that is the driving force behind the Condors surge. LW Joey LaLeggia had a goal and assist last night to make it eight points (4g-4a) in eight games. C Josh Currie has 20 points (10g-10a) in his last 15 games, and RW Zach O’Brien leads all Condors with nine points (1g-8a) in his last eight games.
G Laurent Brossoit has made 10 straight starts and has taken the net in 21 of his 22 games on the roster this season. He is 5-1-2 in his last eight decisions… LW Braden Christoffer and LW Evan Polei each fought for the team-leading fifth time last night… The Condors have fallen behind 1-0 in each of their last four games, but are 3-0-1 in those contests… On the penalty kill, the Condors have killed off 23 straight opponent power plays.
C Carter Camper has 15 points (2g-13a) in nine games since joining Tucson via trade…Tucson is 20-6-2-1 on the road this season… The Roadrunners are 6-2-2 in their last 10 games… Tucson
will be without C Dylan Strome who has 15 points in seven games against the Condors.
San Antonio (6th) @ Texas (4th)
Stockton (5th) @ Manitoba
Ontario (3rd) @ San Jose (8th)
THREE-WAY CHEVROLET PARTY ON THE PLAZA TONIGHT!