The Bakersfield Condors play their final game in Stockton and the eighth game of the 10-game season series tonight at 6:30 p.m. Stockton took the opener, 3-1, on Monday.
NEED TO KNOW
PUCK DROP: 6:30 p.m.
Bakersfield: 24-16-4-5, 57pts, .582%, 4th place
Stockton: 35-9-4-1, 75pts, .765%, 1st place
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GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates
Though they have dropped three straight in regulation for the first time this season, the Condors have only allowed four even-strength goals over that span.
Dylan Holloway scored the team’s lone goal on Monday, his seventh of the year. He now has three goals in his last four games.
Abbotsford lost in overtime last night, getting them a point and level at 57 points with the fourth-place Condors. Bakersfield has a game in hand on the Canucks. The Condors are eight points back of third-place Colorado with four games in hand. Seeds 3 and 4 will get home-ice advantage in the first round (best-of-3) series. Click here for an updated playoff primer.
Seth Griffith is t-3rd in power-play points with 28. He is the third Condors player to reach 10 power-play goals in a single season (Matt Ford, Josh Currie).
STAY OUT OF THE BOX
Bakersfield is the least penalized team in the Pacific Division at 11.67 minutes a night.
The Bakersfield Condors announced today that the team has signed forward Filip Engarås to an amateur tryout agreement for the remainder of the 2021-22 season. In addition, the 22-year old has signed a two-year American Hockey League (AHL) contract beginning with the 2022-23 season.
A native of Stockholm, Sweden, Engarås played 80 games at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and recorded 47 points (21G-26A). He was third on the Wildcats this season with 21 points (7G-14A) in 33 games.
DOWN THE HALL
Stockton has a chance to become the first team to clinch a Calder Cup Playoffs berth with a win and depending on the result of tonight’s Tucson and San Jose contest.