The Bakersfield Condors (20-12-4-4, 48pts, .600%, 3rd place) travel to take on the San Jose Barracuda (15-27-1-0, 31pts, .360%, 9th place) at 7 p.m. inside SAP Center. It is game two of a six-game road trip for Bakersfield.
Watch tonight’s game (21+) at McGarry’s Irish Pub, located at the corner of Brimhall and Calloway.
GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates
Tonight is the second of six straight on the road for Bakersfield. After tonight, the team heads to Grand Rapids for two on the weekend before returning to Northern California for games against San Jose and Stockton.
A NICKEL FOR ESPOSITO
Luke Esposito’s season-high point streak has reached five games after an assist on Sunday. He has two goals and five assists for seven points over that stretch.
GOOD IN TIGHT GAMES
The Condors are 10-4-4-4 in one-goal games this season.
Vincent Desharnais has been even or better in 24 straight games and is +20 on the season overall. That is good for third overall in the AHL and second among d-men.
CAPTAIN CASHES IN
Brad Malone (1g-1a) had a multi-point game on Sunday, his fourth multi-point game in his last 10. He has 13 points (4g-9a) in his last 12 outings.
BACK ON THE SCENE
Just nine days ago, Stuart Skinner earned his first NHL shutout, stopping 20 shots, at the SAP Center in a win over the Sharks. He is now 7-2 at the SAP Center in his career.
AGAINST THE CUDA
The Condors are 3-2-0 against San Jose this year, but the home team has held serve through all five games. San Jose has scored nine goals in two games on home ice in the series.
SCOUTING SAN JOSE
The Barracuda ended a seven-game losing streak with a 7-6 shootout win over Texas on Friday and got a split in the series. Rookie Scott Reedy is third among rookies with 18 goals on the season. He has three goals in five games against the Condors.