The Bakersfield Condors and Abbotsford Canucks meet for a Saturday night showdown in Condorstown on Dignity Health Home Ice at Mechanics Bank Arena. Both teams enter with the same amount of points, regulation wins, and regulation+overtime wins.
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Click here for an updated playoff primer. The Condors and Canucks are tied for the fourth spot in the Pacific Division. Abbotsford currently has the tiebreak as they have more wins of any kind. Both have six games left in the regular season.
Five of the Condors final six games will be on home ice, including tonight. Overall, the team is 17-8-2-2 in the friendly confines.
Graham McPhee has recorded back-to-back multi-point efforts and has five points (2g-3a) in his last two games. His three-point (1g-2a) night on Wednesday was the first of his pro career.
WHO IS THE NEW GUY?
Darien Kielb joined the Condors just prior to Wednesday’s game in San Jose on a tryout from the Fort Wayne Komets. He scored his first AHL goal and added two assists for a three-point debut. It was his 7th career AHL contest, having played six with Laval earlier in the season.
Adam Cracknell has game-winning goals in each of the last two games and now has 18 tallies on the year. His eight game winners are tied for second in the AHL.
The Condors are 4-2-0 against the Canucks this season, but have dropped the last two.
DOWN THE HALL
Abbotsford has won five straight, coming from two goals down for an overtime victory in San Jose last night.