ABBOTSFORD (35-21-6, 76pts, 3rd) @ BAKERSFIELD (29-27-4, 62pts, 6th)
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GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates
The Condors host the Abbotsford Canucks for the first time since opening night.
LAST TIME OUT
Bakersfield dropped just its second decision when leading after two on Saturday, 5-3, in Henderson. The Condors led 2-0 after 40 minutes and scored three power-play goals.
The Condors are 17-9-3 (.621) in their last 29 games.
2023: THE YEAR OF LAVOIE
Raphael Lavoie has 31 points (18g-13a) in 31 games in 2023. His 18 goals are the most by any AHL skater since Jan. 1.
The Condors power play has accounted for six of the team’s last seven goals dating back to March 11 with the other goal being scored into an empty net. Bakersfield is 3-1 over those four games. On the man advantage, the team is seven for its last 16.
With 12 games left in the regular season, the Condors sit in sixth in the Pacific Division, three points back of fifth place Ontario. If the playoffs started tonight, the Condors would travel to Abbotsford for a best-of-3 first round matchup.
The Condors have won three straight at home and are 11-2-2 in their last 15 home games.
Justin Bailey has four goals in eight March games. His 15 goals matches last season’s output in Abbotsford. In his AHL career, he has reached 20 goals three times.
ON THE OTHER SIDE
Abbotsford is unbeaten in five (4-0-1) overall and 3-0 against the Condors this season. Linus Karlsson is 5th in rookie scoring with 44 points (20g-24a) in 62 games.
The Condors are head to San Jose for two games this weekend (Saturday at 6 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.).