The Bakersfield Condors wrap up a six-game road trip in Stockton at 7 p.m. Bakersfield (22-13-4-5, 53pts, .602, 3rd place) comes in 2-2-1 on the trip and looks for its first win over Stockton (30-9-3-1, 64pts, .744%, 1st place) on the season. Click here for the AHL’s updated Playoff Primer and everything you need to know for the hunt for the postseason.
Watch the game at McGarry’s Irish Pub (21+) located at the corner of Brimhall & Calloway
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GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates
The Condors road trip ends in Stockton tonight and Bakersfield has a chance to go above .500 on the trip.
GRIFFITH RE-UPPS FOR TWO SEASONS
Seth Griffith signed a two-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) deal on Thursday that will keep him in the organization through 2024. Since 2013, he is 2nd in scoring and 19th in games played in the AHL.
HAMBLIN SEALS NEW DEAL WITH A PAIR
James Hamblin signed his first NHL contract on Wednesday and scored twice in Wednesday’s 5-3 loss at San Jose.
Yanni Kaldis, playing forward on Wednesday, had two assists. It was his third multi-point game of the season, all coming since Feb. 14. During that span, the second-year pro has a goal and nine assists for 10 points in eight games.
BROBERG CLIMBS CHART
Philip Broberg returned to the Condors on Wednesday and scored his third of the season. The AHL rookie is now 5th among first-year blueliners in scoring with 19 points (3g-16a).
KILL OR BE …
Five-on-five play has been a source of strength for the Condors. The team has allowed just 19 goals in their last 10 even strength. However, the penalty kill has given up 16 and in five games have given up 2+ power play goals.
DOWN THE HALL
Stockton split a two-game set in Abbotsford over the weekend, dropping Sunday’s decision, 6-2. They are 8-2-1 in their last 11 and feature the league’s second-best offense (3.53 GF) and defense (2.63 GA)