The Bakersfield Condors (16-9-3-3, 38pts, .613, 3rd place) look to sweep the Tucson Roadrunners (12-18-2-1, 27pts, .409, 8th place) at 6 p.m. in the conclusion of a four-game road trip. Bakersfield won last night, 5-4 thanks to two third period goals from Raphael Lavoie.
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Bakersfield has won eight of its last nine games overall and is 10-1-2-1 in its last 14 games. The team improved to 9-0-2 when leading after two periods.
ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR FIRST
Dylan Holloway scored his first professional goal on Friday. In four games with the Condors, the 2020 14th overall pick has four points (1g-3a).
Seth Griffith (1g-1a) and Cooper Marody (1g-1a) each had multi-point nights last night to extend point streaks to nine games. Griffith has 19 points (6g-13a) while Marody has 15 (7g-8a) in their respective streaks. The former is now t-4th in the AHL in assists with 25.
RAPH IS RED HOT
Raphael Lavoie scored twice last night and is third on the team in scoring since Dec. 17. His nine goals since that date is tops on the Condors. In his last 13 games, the second year Condor winger has 14 points (9g-5a) and is +14.
DEZZY DOES IT
Vinny Desharnais was +2 last night and is now +19 in his last 14 games. He has been even or better in each of those games. His defensive partner, Markus Niemelainen has 1g-2a in two games this week and is +8 in six January games.
James Hamblin recorded his fourth multi-point game of the season with two assists last night. He has six goals and four assists for 10 points in his last 11 games.
BROSSEAU JUMPS UP
Devin Brosseau has been a point per game over his last 11 games. Over that stretch, he has 11 points (6g-5a) and is +15.
Alex Stalock won his first game since August 2, 2020 when he shutout the Vancouver Canucks in Game 1 of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Over the last nine games, Bakersfield has found the back of the net 42 times, averaging 4.67 goals per game.