The Bakersfield Condors return home following a six-game road trip to host the Tucson Roadrunners at 7 p.m. on Star Wars Night. Bakersfield currently occupies the third spot in the Pacific Division following last night’s 2-1 overtime win over division-leading Stockton.
NEED TO KNOW
PUCK DROP: 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
PROMOTION: Star Wars Night featuring specialty Obi-Wan Kenobi jerseys for charity auction and characters on the concourse throughout the night for pictures. Presented by 23ABC, 106.1 KRAB Radio, and American Business Machines
JERSEY AUCTION: The majority of player and character jerseys will be auctioned online via the Condors mobile app. The auction starts at 3 p.m. and runs through next Sunday March 13. Click here to get your bids in.
GET YOUR GOLDEN TICKETS: Only 100 tickets will be sold for the Star Wars specialty jersey “KENOBI 80” – they are $30 each, you can purchase as many as you would like and anyone can win! Proceeds benefit the Condors Community Foundation 501(c)(3). A winner will be chosen tonight. Click here to purchase your tickets.
GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates
Brendan Perlini scored late in overtime last night to give the Condors a 2-1 overtime victory over Stockton. Click here to check out the Atlas Urgent Care Rapid Highlights.
Perlini’s overtime goal gave him three on the season in four games with the Condors. In his brief stints in the AHL, Perlini now has 17 goals and 22 points in 21 games.
DEZZY DOES IT AGAIN
Vinny Desharnais was +2 and had two assists last night. He leads the AHL in plus/minus at +26 and has 20 points (5g-15a) in 44 games this year.
Stuart Skinner earned his 11th win of the year last night, stopping 26 of 27. His 2.24 goals-against average is 3rd among AHL goaltenders and he owns an 11-2-4 record. It was his fifth consecutive start.
NEW CONTRACT BUMP
Dmitri Samorukov signed a one-year NHL contract extension with the Oilers on Wednesday. He had an assist in San Jose and last night tied the game early in the third period and added an overtime assist.
The AHL Calder Cup Playoffs chase is heating up! Click here for all of the current up-to-date scenarios as the Condors occupy the three seed in the Pacific Division.
SERIES WITH THE ROADRUNNERS
Bakersfield is 3-0-1 against Tucson so far this season. In the team’s last matchup Ilya Konovalov stopped a season-high 37 shots in an overtime loss.
TUCSON PLAYS OVERTIME
The Roadrunners started their trip with a point in Ontario on Wednesday. Michael Carcone scored his 22nd goal of the year, which leads the team.