BAKERSFIELD (24-23-4, 52pts, 6th) @ TEXAS (28-13-10, 66pts, 1st-central)
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GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates
The Condors wrap up February with their second of four games against Texas this season.
LAST TIME OUT
Bakersfield won its fourth straight, 3-1 over Texas, last night. Raphael Lavoie scored his 18th of the season and his fourth game winning tally of the month. Calvin Pickard stopped 26 of 27 for his 14th win of the season.
Calvin Pickard denied his second penalty shot of the season last night to preserve the 2-1 win. It was the fifth penalty shot of the season against Bakersfield and the second straight that Pickard has saved.
NO STOPPING HIM
Raphael Lavoie has scored six times in his last three games and leads the team with 18 goals. Overall, the Condors have seven players in double figures in goals. Since January 1, Lavoie is fifth in the AHL in scoring with 23 points in 22 games and is second in goals with 14.
Xavier Bourgault has five assists on a three-game point streak. He is third on the Condors in scoring with 27 points (11g-16a) in 51 games.
With 21 games left in the regular season, the hunt for playoff positioning is in full swing. Since Jan. 1, the Condors have just five regulation losses in 21 games with a record of 13-5-1-2 (.690%).
Bakersfield’s grind of 15 road games in 22 overall ends tonight. After the weekend, the Condors have a seven-game homestand and finish the season with 14 of the final 20 games at home.
The Condors have killed off 51 of their last 54 power plays (94.4%) over their last 13 games. The team is up to 10th in the AHL at 82.6%.
ALL THE RIGHT “TULL”S
Ty Tullio scored on the power play last night, his 13th goal of the season. He has 19 points (10g-9a) in his last 20 games.
Bakersfield’s power play has surged with 10 goals on 29 opportunities over the last four games.
ON THE OTHER SIDE
Texas sits atop the Central Division and is 6-4-1 against Pacific Division opposition. Leading scorer Riley Barber has 47 points (23g-24a) in 50 games and is t-15th in league scoring. The Stars are fourth in goals per game at 3.61.
Bakersfield heads home to begin a seven-game homestand next Friday and Saturday. Click here for tickets.