The Bakersfield Condors (8-8-5, 21pts, 7th place) take on the Ontario Reign (14-6-3, 31pts, 2nd place) at 3 p.m. in the Inland Empire. Bakersfield has points in four straight games (2-0-2) and beat Ontario in their previous matchup on Wednesday in overtime.
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Seth Griffith (0g-2a) and James Hamblin (1g-1a) each recorded multi-point nights as the Condors fell 3-2 in overtime at Henderson. Philip Broberg scored in his return to the lineup, giving him goals in back-to-back games.
Bakersfield’s road penalty kill is the best in the AHL and went 5/6 last night. Overall, the team has allowed just 6 road power-play goals in 52 opportunities (88.5%).
HAMBLIN SHOWS NO RUST
James Hamblin had not played since Dec. 4, but now has three points (1g-2a) in his first two games back this week.
BROBERG ASSERTS HIMSELF
Philip Broberg is t-5th among AHL rookie d-men with 12 points (2g-10a)
Stuart Skinner is 3-0-1 with a 2.21 GAA and .920 save percentage in four appearances this season
ON THE OTHER SIDE
Ontario fell 4-1 on New Year’s Eve to Henderson. They have the league’s second-best offense, averaging 3.78 goals per contest.
UP NEXT: The Condors head to Abbotsford, B.C. for four games beginning Wednesday at 7 p.m.